Jaguars Rumors & News

  • NFL: Jaguars complied with Rooney Rule in hiring Tom Coughlin

    Pro Football Talk "An interesting question has emerged regarding the decision of the Jaguars to make former Jaquars coach Tom Coughlin the executive V.P. of football operations. Did the Jaguars comply with the Rooney Rule before hiring Coughlin? Compliance was required, given the nature of the role. In 2009, the..." January 19

  • Jaguars keep Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars announced Wednesday that they’re retaining Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator. Hackett, 37, spent the last two seasons as the team’s quarterbacks coach and last year was promoted to offensive coordinator under then-coach Gus Bradley nine games into the season following..." January 18

  • Browns, Jaguars, 49ers carrying over most money into 2017 cap

    Pro Football Talk "When teams don’t spend the maximum amount allowed under the salary cap, NFL rules allow them to carry over unspent money and apply it to the next year’s cap. The NFLPA announced the amounts of money each team will be carrying over into the 2017 season on Wednesday. The Browns rank at the top of..." January 18

  • Jaguars hire Tyrone Wheatley as running backs coach

    Fanrag Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff has begun to fill out, as the team hired a new running backs coach in Tyrone Wheatley. For the last two seasons, Wheatley has served in the same position for the Michigan Wolverines. Wheatley left his alma mater after just two seasons. In his playing..." January 17

  • Chip Kelly meeting with Jaguars about OC position

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Eagles and San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly could wind up with the Jacksonville Jaguars, after all. According to multiple reports, Kelly is interviewing Monday for the Jaguars vacant offensive coordinator vacancy. Chip Kelly San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly..." January 16

  • Jaguars interviewed Chip Kelly before hiring Doug Marrone as coach

    Fox Sports "Both the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers parted ways with their head coaches after disastrous seasons. Gus Bradley is generating interest across the league, but Chip Kelly hasn’t had as much luck. However, the Jaguars did consider replacing Bradley with Kelly. According to ESPN’s..." January 15

  • Jags keep Todd Wash as DC, hire two ex-Coughlin assistants

    Pro Football Talk "When the Jaguars introduced executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin at a Thursday press conference, they said that he would oversee all facets of the organization. That would help explain a couple of the assistant coaching hires that the team announced on Saturday. Pat..." January 14

  • Jaguars retain Todd Wash as defensive coordinator

    Fanrag Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have found their defensive coordinator in Todd Wash, who is expected to be named to the position in the near future, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Jaguars have already made a splash during the off-season by removing head coach Doug Marrone’s interim tag and hiring Tom..." January 14

  • Jaguars hire special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis

    Fanrag Sports "Just about everybody knows the loss of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will have a major impact on the Denver Broncos, but as will losing special teams coordinator Joe DeCamilllis, who left for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. DeCamillis will take over for Jaguars special teams..." January 13

  • Tom Coughlin commits to Blake Bortles as Jaguars QB

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Bortles had a season to forget in 2016, but the new man in charge of the Jacksonville Jaguars insists the quarterback’s job is safe heading into 2017. At his press conference on Thursday, new Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin committed to Bortles as the..." January 12

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Jaguars To Retain OC Nathaniel Hackett

    Pro Football Rumors "Major changes are coming to the Jaguars, but some things will stay the same. Newly promoted head coach Doug Marrone is going to keep offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, according to Jason La Canfora of (on Twitter). Tight ends coach Ron Middleton will also stay in his current..." January 10

  • Jaguars to hire Doug Marrone as next head coach

    Fox Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly found their next head coach. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN and multiple reports, the team is planning to hire Doug Marrone to fill the void left by Gus Bradley. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the Jaguars have offered him the job and he will..." January 10

  • Jaguars reportedly plan on hiring Doug Marrone as their new coach

    CBS Sports "The Jaguars have reportedly found their next head coach. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jaguars plan on hiring Doug Marrone, who served as the team's interim coach late in the season. Marrone coached the Bills from 2013-2014, going 15-17. He also filled in for Gus Bradley after he..." January 09

  • Mike Smith emerging as “top guy” in Jacksonville search

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when most coaching searches are skewing toward young offensive minds, the Jaguars may end up hiring a defensive coordinator who previously served as head coach of the Falcons. Amid plenty of chatter that Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith could be the next coach of the Jags,..." January 09

  • Jaguars’ commitment to Blake Bortles hindering coaching search

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars appear completely committed to moving forward with Blake Bortles as their quarterback, and that is apparently a problem for some of their coaching candidates. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, at least two candidates for the Jaguars’ job have privately worried..." January 07

  • Jaguars held day-long interview with interim coach Doug Marrone

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars are considering a wide range of candidates for their next head coach, including the guy who finished out the season as the man in charge of the team. Doug Marrone was the interim coach in Jacksonville after the Jaguars dismissed Gus Bradley with two weeks left in the year. Marrone..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Hard to 'look guys in the eye' this season

    ESPN "Mondays were the hardest. Especially in November and early December. The days after he threw interceptions that were returned for touchdowns for the ninth, 10th and 11th times in his career. That's when Blake Bortles had to muster up the courage to walk into the Jacksonville Jaguars..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Jaguars to interview Bucs coordinator Mike Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars aren’t focusing on one side of the ball in their search for a new head coach. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith will interview for the Jaguars vacancy. Smith had an impressive 66-46 record as head coach of the Falcons,..." January 02

  • Bortles says he played season with 2 shoulder separations, wrist tendonitis

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Bortles had a really rough season on the field, and it sounds like it wasn’t easy physically either. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback said Monday that he dealt with wrist tendinitis as well as two shoulder separations over the course of the year." January 02

  • Jaguars scheduled to interview Falcons' Shanahan for HC job

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their vacant head coaching position on Friday. Under Shanahan, who’s in his second season with the Falcons, the offense led the league in scoring with 540 points. Falcons quarterback Matt..." January 02

  • Rams, 49ers, Jaguars reportedly reach out to interview Patriots' Josh McDaniels

    CBS Sports "The courting of Josh McDaniels is underway. On Sunday, three teams reportedly reached out to the Patriots' offensive coordinator to express their interest in hiring him to fill their coaching vacancies. Those three teams? The Rams, Jaguars, and 49ers, according to the Monday Morning..." January 02

  • Doug Marrone a candidate for Rams job

    Pro Football Talk "Doug Marrone ended last season as the Jaguars’ interim head coach. Next season, he could be the Rams’ head coach. The Rams are requesting permission from the Jaguars to interview Marrone, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Marrone spent two years as head coach of the Bills, going 6-10 in his..." January 02

  • Colts end year with a little Luck vs. Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Just when it seemed as if the Jacksonville Jaguars had upset the Indianapolis Colts again, quarterback Andrew Luck made the most of the game's final seconds to end a disappointing season on an upbeat note. Luck's 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle with nine seconds..." January 01

  • Buffalo Bills' Anthony Lynn expected to hire Gus Bradley if he becomes coach

    New York Upstate "The Buffalo Bills' head-coaching search is already underway, but interim coach Anthony Lynn is expected to be a strong candidate for the job. Lynn, who began the season as the running backs coach before getting promoted to offensive coordinator and then head coach, already has some assistants..." January 01

  • Sheldon Day fined for roughing the passer

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars defensive tackle Sheldon Day has been fined $18,231 for roughing the passer in last week’s win over the Titans, PFT has confirmed. Day’s penalty occurred in the first half and allowed the Titans to extend what became a touchdown drive. " December 31

  • Dilfer: Bortles NFL's 'worst QB,' Jacksonville a 'terrible city' for NFL

    CBS Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have a head-coach opening this offseason and there are many attractive things about the gig that should bring in quality candidates: a lot of young defensive talent, no state income tax, and plenty others. The biggest issue is whether or not the next coach wants to deal..." December 29

  • Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin reportedly interviews with Jaguars

    New York Daily News "Well that was quick! Tom Coughlin, the first coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise, is interviewing with the team today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It’s been well known that Coughlin — who led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories and stepped down last January after 12 seasons..." December 29

  • Hall of Fame game moved to Thursday night to start preseason

    ESPN "The Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 3 -- a Thursday night -- next summer, two days before the inductions into the pro football shrine. On Wednesday, the hall announced the change in schedule. Previously, the game was played on a Sunday, one night after the inductions. Participants..." December 28

  • T.J. Yeldon to injured reserve for second straight year

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon will end his second NFL season in the same place that he ended his first one. Yeldon has been placed on injured reserve as a result of an ankle injury. He spent the last three weeks of his rookie year on injured reserve with a knee issue. Yeldon played in all..." December 27

  • Prince Amukamara: Tom Coughlin to Jags “would complete the story”

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Tom Coughlin has an endorsement in the Jaguars locker room from a familiar face. Jaguars cornerback Prince Amukamara is finishing up his first season with the team after spending his first five with the Coughlin-led New York Giants. The Jaguars fired Gus Bradley on Dec. 18 and general..." December 26

  • Jaguars stun Titans as Mariota carted off with broken leg

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars talked all week about how much an embarrassing loss to the Tennessee Titans on national TV still stung two months later. They are feeling better now after snapping a franchise-worst nine-game losing streak and giving their home crowd something..." December 24

  • Tom Coughlin to interview with Jaguars this week

    Pro Football Talk "As the Jaguars commence the process of looking for their next head coach, the first person they’ll interview is the first coach in franchise history. Tom Coughlin, currently an NFL employee, will interview this week, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. He’ll be talking to the team about the..." December 24

  • Jaguars job is drawing a lot more interest than the last time around

    Pro Football Talk "The last time the Jaguars were looking for a head coach, multiple candidates declined to be interviewed. This time around, that’s not expected to happen. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, initial interest in the job is “overwhelming.” The Jaguars aren’t expected to do anything..." December 23

  • New Spring League isn’t an NFL production

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, there’s a new spring football league coming. No, it’s not an NFL production. A series of tweets from SiriusXM NFL Radio declares that “[t]he NFL will have a spring league starting in the spring of 2017, structured around four squads of veteran free agent players.” Per a source with..." December 22

  • Report: NFL to debut spring league in 2017

    Sportsnaut "In unprecedented news Thursday, the NFL announced plans to start a “spring league,” using four teams comprised of veteran NFL free agents. Seemingly a take on the FXFL that ran for two seasons in 2014 and 2015, as well as the veteran free agent combine that was a magnificent bust last year, the..." December 22

  • NFL vows to apply Rooney Rule informally to some coordinator openings

    Washington Post "The NFL has vowed to apply a new best practice to the hiring process for some coordinator jobs based upon its minority interviewing standard known as the Rooney Rule, according to the diversity group that works with the league on its hiring practices. The change, which will not constitute a..." December 22

  • Bortles says he feels responsible for Bradley's firing

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said he and the rest of his teammates blew it when it came to keeping Gus Bradley around. They had a coach they liked and a culture they loved. They didn't do enough to keep either. "We've talked about it and we were given an opportunity to play..." December 21

  • The odds of legalized sports betting in Trump's America "The surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president was one of the biggest betting upsets in recent years, with the Republican nominee cashing in as big as a 200/1 long shot this past November. That underdog run to the White House has now sparked hope for another political long..." December 21

  • Fired Gus Bradley's appearance on team charter baffles some Jaguars

    ESPN "Jacksonville Jaguars players knew that coach Gus Bradley was eventually going to be fired -- it wasn't exactly a secret -- but the way it unfolded on Sunday night was a bit of a surprise, especially when the team had Bradley return to Jacksonville on the team charter. That didn't sit..." December 21

  • NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters "A league-best seven Oakland Raiders have been selected to play in the 2017 Pro Bowl, according to rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday. Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack are among the standouts who will be representing the resurgent Raiders in the annual gridiron all-star fest, which..." December 21

  • Jaguars GM: Tom Coughlin will be candidate in coaching search

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars are making no secret of the fact that they want to talk to Tom Coughlin about their head coaching gig. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that Coughlin would be on the list of potential coaches. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise. In fact, it’s been..." December 20

  • Interim Jaguars coach Doug Marrone sticking with QB Blake Bortles

    Jacksonville Times-Union "There will be changes to the Jaguars over the final two weeks of the season as interim coach Doug Marrone tinkers with what works best for him. A new starting quarterback won’t be among them. Marrone said Monday he would listen to the team’s coordinators for input along with his own..." December 20

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