Jaguars Rumors & News

  • Denver D comes through vs. Jags

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Needing a win to keep pace in an increasingly competitive AFC playoff race, the Denver Broncos turned to a talented defense as their offense sputtered for most of the afternoon Sunday at EverBank Field. Led by a familiar face, the defense came through in the second..." December 04

  • Tom Coughlin, Jaguars have mutual interest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars are widely expected to fire head coach Gus Bradley before the start of the 2017 season, and they could be looking to bring back an old face to replace him. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Jaguars are expected to reach out to Tom Coughlin, who is..." December 04

  • Jaguars' Chris Ivory: Ruled out for Sunday

    CBS Sports "Ivory (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. Ivory got off to a fast start in Week 12 before injuring his hamstring, a setback that cost him the remainder of that contest and will keep him off the field this week..." December 02

  • Ivory, Hurns will miss game vs. Broncos

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars have ruled four players out for Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos, including running back Chris Ivory and wide receiver Allen Hurns. Both Ivory and Hurns have hamstring injuries and didn’t practice all week. Also out are wide receiver Rashad Greene (Achilles) and defensive end Jared..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Bart Scott: Jaguars would be 6-5 with Henne at QB, Bortles 'is horrible'

    CBS Sports "It wasn't that long ago that we were making the case that the Texans should have taken Blake Bortles with the first-overall pick back in 2014 instead of using it on Jadeveon Clowney. The thinking was pretty simple: In this day and age, defense doesn't win championships, franchise quarterbacks do...." November 29

  • McCoy's two TDs spark Bills past Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- For the second straight week, the Buffalo Bills battled back to hold their ground in the AFC Wild Card hunt. LeSean McCoy rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns and the Bills overcame three second-half deficits to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at New Era..." November 27

  • Lewis, Bradley, Fox among the coaches on 'hot seat' "We're almost a month away from the end of the 2016 regular season, which for some coaches means an unfortunate end to their current employment situation. Who should be especially worried? According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on GameDay First, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, Jaguars..." November 27

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Rex Ryan on Doug Marrone: ‘I hope it’s miserable for him’

    Sportsnaut "Rex Ryan has never been one to mince words or pull punches, and he continued tradition in fantastic form at Wednesday morning’s presser. With a looming matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that just so happens to have former Bills head coach Doug Marrone on staff, Ryan gave us quite..." November 23

  • Blake Bortles: Jaguars are heading in ‘right direction,’ can still go 8-8

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars seem destined to finish with five or less wins this season for the sixth consecutive year, but Blake Bortles is more focused on trying to snap a losing streak than worrying about how high his team is going to draft in April. In fact, Bortles does not think the Jaguars are..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Rex Ryan calls the Jaguars the 'best two-win team' he's ever seen

    Fox Sports "Blake Bortles has regressed, Allen Robinson isn’t having nearly the same impact he had last season, and the addition of Chris Ivory has done little to help the offense. Yet, despite the fact that the Jacksonville Jaguars are worse than they were a year ago, Rex Ryan refuses to look past..." November 22

  • Jaguars place Marcedes Lewis on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Jaguars placed veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis on their injured-reserve list Monday. Lewis suffered a calf injury during Sunday’s loss at Detroit. A first-round pick in 2006, Lewis has played his entire career in Jacksonville. He started all 16 games last year and had started all 10..." November 21

  • Tearful Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey: 'I'm tired of losing'

    SI "Sunday’s loss to the Lions was a tough one to take for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Jacksonville lost 26–17, its fifth straight defeat and third in a row by a one-score margin. In the waning seconds, CBS’s cameras zeroed in on Ramsey on the sideline, crying. The Jaguars defense, led..." November 21

  • Blake Bortles appears to have a shoulder injury

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the first half against the Lions. The right-handed Bortles went down hard on his right shoulder early in the first half and immediately appeared to be hurt, but he stayed in the game and didn’t miss a play." November 20

  • Lions trip up mistake-prone Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The best thing the Detroit Lions had going for them on Sunday was their opponent's knack to self-destruct. Fresh off a bye, the Lions rushed for 14 yards, fumbled twice and didn't throw a touchdown pass. Still, they kept a share of first place in the NFC North by virtue of punt..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Fowler fined for late hit on Osweiler

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness in last week’s loss to the Texans, PFT has confirmed. Fowler hit Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler out of bounds as Osweiler was scrambling late in the first half. The hit brought immediate flags, costing the Jaguars..." November 19

  • Telvin Smith back with Jags after emotional roller coaster of a week

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith missed the first two practices of the week, but the reasons were different from the muscle aches and sprains we’re accustomed to seeing NFL players deal with during the season. Smith’s brother was shot and killed in Georgia on Sunday and he went home to be with..." November 18

  • After five games without forcing a turnover, Jaguars near a record

    Pro Football Talk "The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense can set a dubious record on Sunday if they fail to force a turnover. Jacksonville hasn’t forced a turnover in any of its last five games, and if the Jags again fail to force a turnover Sunday in Detroit, they’ll be the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger..." November 17

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Dante Fowler is playing hurt, but at least he’s playing

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler missed his entire rookie season with a torn ACL, and his second year has been complicated by an injury he’s trying to play through. Via Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, Fowler said he’s been playing with a shoulder injury since Week Three against the..." November 17

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Jaguars selling opposing team merchandise at their stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars are having another terrible season, and apparently merchandise sales are down. Why else would the Jags be selling swag from opposing teams in their own stadium? That’s right, the Jaguars have been offering apparel from other NFL teams — some division rivals — at..." November 14

  • Allen Hurns is expected to play on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams have been instructed not to comment publicly on the status of players in the concussion protocol. But information about the player’s status still has a chance to surface. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns currently is expected to play on..." November 13

  • Texans top Jaguars for first road win

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Searching for their first road win of the season, the Houston Texans turned to their defense Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then their special teams chipped in, too. Houston got an early touchdown from its defense and set up another critical score with a..." November 13

  • Hurns questionable, Walters out "Allen Hurns’ official status may not be known until Sunday. Whatever the result, the Jaguars’ numbers at wide receiver could be an issue when they play at home for the first time in 20 days. Hurns, a starting wide receiver, was listed as questionable on the team’s Friday injury report. Hurns..." November 12

  • NFL may consider fewer commercials to improve ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s a lot of infuriating things happening in the world and in the world of sports right now. But for me, what has to be near the top of the list, at least in the top five, is this… Commercial. Touchback. Commercial. You know those interminable points in an NFL game after a team goes on a..." November 10

  • Donald Trump victory reportedly creating racial divide among NFL locker rooms

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most common lessons a parent teaches a child is to not discuss politics with friends you want to keep. The same can apparently be said of NFL players and their teammates. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has spoken with more than two dozen current NFL players since Donald Trump won..." November 10

  • With ratings falling, the NFL may speed up game pace

    Today's Pigskin "Are NFL games just too slow? That’s one question being asked by executives as the rating continue to falter. NFL Media executive VP and NFL Network president and CEO Brian Rolapp was recently asked if the pace of games needed to increase to draw people back in, and he said: “Could [games] be..." November 10

  • NFL not rushing to rewrite marijuana policy amid new laws

    ESPN "The expansion of marijuana legalization across the United States during this week's elections will not spur any immediate changes in the NFL's joint drug policy with the NFL Players Association, spokesmen for both the league and the NFLPA said Wednesday. The NFLPA, however, will continue its..." November 10

  • How the NFL paved the way for Donald Trump's presidency

    Fox Sports "There was an election in America on Tuesday night and business mogul/reality star/Home Alone 2 starrer Donald Trump pulled off one of the great upsets in history to defeat Hillary Clinton and become the President-elect of the United States. And, if you're one of the 49% of people who didn't vote..." November 09

  • Pereira thinks NFL turning to full-time officials would be a mistake

    Pro Football Talk "Since Saints coach Sean Payton said last week on PFT Live that the NFL needs full-time officials, there has seemed to be a groundswell of support for the idea, even including the league’s head of officiating, Dean Blandino, saying the idea has merit. But a former head of officiating doesn’t..." November 09

  • HOF: Gold jackets, rings are to be worn only by Hall of Famers

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame is standing by its policy not to give gold jackets and rings to the families of players inducted posthumously. Amid criticism from one of the daughters of Ken Stabler, the former quarterback who was inducted posthumously this year, many have called on the Hall to..." November 08

  • Despite 2-6 record, Bradley has ‘no doubt’ Jaguars can improve

    Jacksonville Times-Union "From mid-April, when they began their off-season program, until the end of September, when they finished a thought-to-be-productive preseason, the Jaguars’ mantra – spear-headed by coach Gus Bradley – was faster starts to games and a season. About that … The Jaguars have been outscored..." November 08

  • Jaguars' Allen Hurns exits Week 9 with possible concussion

    Number Fire "Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns is being evaluated for a concussion after leaving Sunday's Week 9 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. What It Means: It's been a rough day for Hurns. He exited with a right ankle injury early in the third quarter before returning and suffering..." November 06

  • Chiefs take advantage of mistakes, top Jags

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo -- His team was without three, then four important contributors on offense. His defense at times was run over by a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that was only stopped by its own mistakes. It's a combination rife with losing possibilities for Andy Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs...." November 06

  • Ramsey fined for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey was fined $9,115 for his hit on Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw in last week’s game. Ramsey was flagged 15 yards for unnecessary roughness. The Titans ended up getting a field goal on the drive. Supernaw was standing out of bounds when Ramsey hit him..." November 04

  • Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon on state of NFL: 'A lot of bad quarterbacking'

    USA Today "Warren Moon has a suggestion about how to stunt the perceived decline in quality of play in the NFL. It starts with football’s most important position. “If this is going to be a quarterback-driven league, the quarterback has to be coached better,” Moon, a Hall of Fame quarterback, told USA..." November 03

  • Survey: Two-thirds of NFL players say legal pot equals less painkillers

    ESPN "Nearly two-thirds of NFL players in an ESPN survey say they feel the use of chemical painkillers would be reduced if the league approved marijuana for the same use. Marijuana is legal in 23 states for medicinal purposes but remains one of eight drugs banned under the NFL's policy and program on..." November 02

  • NFL ratings continue to plummet

    Newark Star-Ledger "Another week, another set of ugly numbers. When it comes to prime time games in the NFL this season, expect the results—in the ratings and on the field—to be poor. Week 8's Sunday night and Monday night battles featured three of the better teams in the NFC (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles..." November 02

  • Jaguars QB Blake Bortles bringing in his own passing coach this week to help mechanics

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is going back to the drawing board this week to hone his mechanics. The third-year veteran is bringing in his own personal passing coach, Adam Dedeaux, in from California to help his fix his struggles. Bortles said during a Monday meeting with reporters at..." November 01

  • NFL to teams: Pull players if you even suspect a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL distributed a memo to all 32 teams this week in which the medical staffs were reminded that there should be absolutely no situation in which a player sets foot on the field after he has suffered a concussion. The memo, which was forwarded to PFT, also makes clear that if the medical..." October 31

  • Nearly $6M less wagered on football games this season

    ESPN "People are reportedly watching less football on TV this season. They're betting less on it, too. According to Nevada Gaming Control numbers released last week, $308.5 million was wagered on football, both pro and college, in September at the state's regulated sportsbooks. That's a..." October 31