JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without leading tackler Paul Posluszny for the rest of the season.
Posluszny tore a pectoral muscle in his chest during Sunday’s 24-6 win against Cleveland and will be placed on injured reserve.
Posluszny sustained the injury early in the second half, but stayed in the game. He finished with 12 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. The eighth-year pro leads the team with 69 tackles.
The Jaguars (1-6) likely will replace him with fourth-year pro J.T. Thomas.
Jacksonville also will be without defensive end Andre Branch, who is expected to miss six weeks with a groin injury.
Losing Posluszny and Branch could be a significant setback for a defense that has played its best the last three weeks. The Jaguars have allowed two touchdowns in the last three games.
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The Jaguars got their first win of the season yesterday, but they didn’t get to celebrate for long.
Via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, veteran middle linebacker Paul Posluszny suffered a torn pectoral muscle yesterday and will be out for the year.
That’s a huge blow for a young team that was beginning to show signs of life after an 0-6 start, taking the leader out of the middle of the defense.
Today the Jacksonville Jaguars were given horrible news regarding two of their best defensive players. Both Paul Posluszny and Andre Branch were injured in yesterday’s game against the Browns, but the extent of the injury was not known. Well today the team found out just how bad it was. Posluszny is out for the season […]
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Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny suffered torn pectoral during Sunday’s win over the Browns that will require surgery. according to ESPN’s Michael DiRocco.
DiRocco adds that the Jaguars will place Posluszny on season-ending injured reserve.
Posluszny, 30, is in the fourth year of his six-year, $42 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed. He’ll make $7.45 million annually over the final two years of his current deal.
There is a chance that the Jaguars could move on from Posluszny next year or approach him about accepting a pay cut.
Posluszny’s 2014 season ends with him recording 69 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery over the course of seven games.
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Denard Robinson proved that the Jacksonville Jaguars can and do have a running game rushing for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries against the Cleveland Browns.
FFLockerRoom Sports: Before the breakout performance against the Browns, the Jaguars had trouble getting any traction on the ground. Toby Gerhart had been a bust with his nagging injuries and terrible performance and rookie Storm Johnson didn’t look quite ready for a full compliment of carries a week ago when given the start. That all changed in week 7 when Denard got the call and didn’t look back. Robinson should be one of the hottest pickups in fantasy this week and he should be owned in all formats.
The most impressive thing to me about his performance was the amount of work he got. It wasn’t a 10-15 carry game that you expect from someone his size, the Jags put the rushing attack on his back. 22 carries is a full load and if he is going to see that kind of work going forward, he’s going to be valuable. While he did…
All week long the media talked about how easy the Browns schedule was remaining, especially the next three weeks. Well they fell into a major trap game, against the winless Jacksonville Jaguars and let me tell you the veteran players from Cleveland said they earned respect. “We got our butts kicked,” Hoyer said after the […] The post Jaguars defense earned major respect from Browns players appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
“The offensive line fired off the ball, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to do the same thing. I’ve got an opportunity, so let’s go,’ ’’ he said.
Robinson made the most of his opportunity as he rushed for 127 yards on 22 carries in a 24-6 victory over the Browns. He’s the first Jaguar to rush for 100 yards since Jordan Todman has 109 in a loss to Buffalo last December.
Robinson topped his day with his first touchdown run of the season, an 8-yarder with 5:58 left, giving the Jaguars a 17-6 lead.
“I saw the opening and hesitated a little bit and bounced it outside,’’ he said. “I was like, ‘I can’t get denied.’ It was my first touchdown, and it was amazing. It’s a great feeling to experience something that you’ve dreamed about your whole life. As a little kid, I thought about scoring a touchdown in the NFL and I did it.’’
He was no stranger to big-time football when the Jaguars drafted him in the fifth round in 2013. He started 37 games at quarterback at Michigan, two at runn
Jaguars running back Denard Robinson rushed 22 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Browns.Fantasy Spin:The Jaguars likely believe they have found their answer to their running blues. Fantasy owners have the answer to who they should start out of the Jacksonville backfield moving forward.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It wasn’t pretty. In the case of Blake Bortles, it was pretty ugly more often than not.
But the Jacksonville Jaguars avoided becoming the first NFL team to start 0-7 in back-to-back seasons since the 1993-94 Cincinnati Bengals. For that, they can thank the running of Denard Robinson, the stoutness of a defense that began the day ranked 30th out of 32 teams overall, and the downright generosity of the Cleveland Browns.
Both teams squandered numerous scoring chances Sunday before the Jaguars, who recorded a total of only four takeaways in their first six games, had the game handed to them on a platter in the final six minutes and change.
First LaRoy Reynolds recovered a muffed punt that bounced off the facemask of Browns kick returner Jordan Poyer, who chose not to let Bryan Anger’s kick go into the end zone for a touchback. Then the Jaguars’ streak of nearly 26 quarters without an interception came to an end when rookie linebacker Telvin Smith picked…
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley saw it all week in practice.
Receiver Cecil Shorts’ confidence in his body was back.
The fourth-year veteran has been plagued by three separate hamstring issues since early in training camp. Shorts was inactive for three of the team’s first five games and couldn’t finish another, all after missing much of the preseason.
Shorts returned last Sunday in a 16-14 loss at Tennessee. He lost a critical fumble at the Titans’ 8-yard line with 4:30 left in the game. However, Shorts also caught a career-high 10 passes for 103 yards.
“I think he’s confident because he’s healthy,” Bradley said Friday after practice. “Maybe that’s what I sense is that he’s healthy. It’s not where he’s coming back and leery of where he’s at physically. I just sense a great deal of confidence in him.”
When Shorts pulled up lame on a route in San Diego, which resulted in quarterback Blake Bortles being intercepted, the feeling was that Shorts would miss multiple games.
He missed on
We’re more than a third of the way into the NFL season as the first three sets of bye weeks have come and gone and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 7!
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There are reasons to take the Jaguars this week. Teams that are 0-5 or worse are 43-20 ATS since 1989 as underdogs off of a loss of 1-8 points. The Jaguars almost got their first win of the season last week in a two point loss in Tennessee and they should be able to carry that into this week and give themselves a shot at their first win here. The Jaguars covered in a similar spot last week, after losing just by 8 to the Steelers a week before, with Pittsburgh requiring a late pick six to even get the margin to that.
The Jaguars have been playing a lot better since Blake Bortles took over as the starting quarterback. They covered last week and probably should have covered against both the Chargers and the Steelers. Over the past 3 games, the Jaguars are moving the chains at a 71.11% rate, as opposed to 72.50%, a differential of -1.39%. That’s as opposed to the first 3 games of the season, when they were moving the chains at a 59.76…
Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 7 in the NFL:
5. The Rams upset the Seahawks
Maybe this guy will show up against a depleted Seattle team
Seattle is playing really shorthanded on defense right now with middle linebacker Bobby Wagner down due to turf toe and cornerback Byron Maxwell out as well. If that weren’t enough their Pro Bowl center Max Unger and solid as a rock tight end Zach Miller have both been ruled out too. NFC West games are tough and the Rams have always given the Seahawks a run for their money. All this means that Austin Davis and the Rams will pull off a major coup again
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What is a dynasty? How many championships does a team need to rack up in a certain period of time to qualify? The Niners of the 80s and 90s come to mind with their perfect 5-0 Super Bowl record. So do the Cowboys and Steelers, two proud franchises with multiple titles and dominant runs of their own.
How about right now in the NFL, who’s on the verge of becoming the next great dynasty? With no repeat Super Bowl champion in the last 10 years options are plentiful; with a variety of teams having a strong case about why they could be next. With that as a backdrop here are the 10 NFL teams right now that have the best chance of becoming a dynasty in the next 10 years.
10. San Francisco 49ers
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Question: What do you get when you combine one of the most athletic quarterbacks with a deep roster and a coach with a proven track record of success? Answer: The 49ers, who are firmly established as the team you need to beat in the NFC to get to th
I sat down with Jaguars writer Frank Scaduto to pick his brain about Jacksonville and Sunday’s game.1. At times the Jaguars look like a good football team. What do they need to do to get over that hump and play well more consistently?A big part of what we needed was already solved with the anointing of quarterback Blake Bortles as starter. More on him below in question #4. The offense still struggles in the run game outside of Bortles’ scrambles due to personnel changes and a zone blocking scheme that doesn’t seem to fit the personnel.Right tackle Austin Pasztor only recently returned from a preseason wrist injury, and the center position was a revolving door until Luke Bowanko took over in week 3. Toby Gerhart suffered a nasty horse collar injury in week 1, which hasn’t helped. This combination has put the team in a lot of second and third and long situations.Defensively, the pass rush is in the top three in the league, but zone coverage in the linebacking and defen…