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Toby Gerhart - RB Posted 4/24/14 1:08am et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said RB Toby Gerhart is on top of the running back depth chart at this time.
Huddle Up: Right now there's no competition on the Jacksonville roster, so free agent acquisition Gerhart has the gig by default. That could change during the upcoming NFL draft, but Gerhart was solid in limited relief appearances for Adrian Peterson in Minnesota so he could surprise if given a legit opportunity at 20 touches per game.

Jordan Todman - RB Posted 4/18/14 1:45pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jordan Todman signed his $645,000 ERFA tender on Thursday, April 17, and he will return to the team.
Huddle Up: Todman could wind up as Jacksonville's change of pace back to Toby Gerhart, as the Jaguars currently have few other options on their roster.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 3/27/14 5:28pm et
The Oakland Raiders are visiting with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Raiders are in definite need of another RB with the injury-prone Darren McFadden listed atop the depth chart and Rashad Jennings having moved on to the N.Y. Giants. MJD visited with the Steelers last week, but the Raiders would seem to be a better fit.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 3/25/14 2:19pm et
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins have not talked to free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) about a visit or his desire to play in Miami, much less a contract.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins are interested in adding a RB -- bringing in Knowshon Moreno for a visit last week -- but so far interest in the higher-mileage MJD has been limited at best around the league.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 3/23/14 9:21pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team's meeting with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) went well and did not rule out the possibility of the team signing him during free agency.
Huddle Up: MJD visited last week, and LeGarrette Blount is due in this week as the Steelers search for a back to complement second-year RB Le'Veon Bell.

Tandon Doss - WR Posted 3/19/14 12:36pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent WR Tandon Doss (Ravens) to a two-year deal worth $1.505 million. Doss receives a $65,000 signing bonus, with base salaries of $645,000 and $745,000, and an annual $25,000 workout bonus.
Huddle Up: Doss never took off in Baltimore; he'll get a chance to carve out a possession receiver role in Jacksonville while Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts do the heavy lifting.

Justin Blackmon - WR Posted 3/16/14 10:00pm et
Updating a previous report, the Florida Highway Patrol said WR Justin Blackmon will not be charged with careless driving after his one-car crash Saturday morning March 15.
Huddle Up: No, the 5th overall pick in 2012 isn't facing another DUI charge and avoided injury, but there still are hurdles aplenty awaiting the wideout who played in only 4 games this past season and remains on indefinite suspension from the league.

Blaine Gabbert - QB Posted 3/11/14 6:13pm et
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired QB Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth-round draft choice.
Huddle Up: Gabbert's run in J'ville last 3 seasons, and the 10th overall pick of the 2011 draft posted a 5-22 record in 27 starts, throwing 22 TD passes and 24 interceptions. He'll be a backup in San Fran, while the door is now open for the Jags to spend another high draft pick on QB.

Toby Gerhart - RB Posted 3/11/14 10:50pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent RB Toby Gerhart (Vikings) to a 3-year deal worth $10.5 million Tuesday, March 11. The deal calls for $4.5 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: If the Jags part ways with Maurice Jones-Drew as expected, Gerhart could get his long-awaited chance to be a No. 1 RB. He has logged only 276 carries in 4 NFL seasons playing in the sizable shadow of Adrian Peterson.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 3/9/14 11:12pm et
The New York Jets have expressed interest in free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars).
Huddle Up: The Jets need playmakers across the offensive board, and that includes the ground game, where the inconsistent and not-always-dependable Chris Ivory led the squad in rushing last season with 833 yards.

Clay Harbor - TE Posted 3/7/14 10:14am et
Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed TE Clay Harbor to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Jags need some consistent quarterback play before a periphery option like Harbor gains any fantasy relevance.

Chad Henne - QB Posted 3/7/14 11:22pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne will make $8 million as part of his two-year deal, and the contract includes $4.5 million guaranteed in the first year, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: That's good money for a backup, which is what Henne projects to be with the Jaguars holding the third overall selection and their being three quarterbacks considered top-10 picks in this draft class. At least Henne is a capable backup who won't kill the fantasy value of Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts if he's forced into action.

Dave Caldwell - GM Posted 2/20/14 1:27pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said if you try to force picking a quarterback at a certain point in a draft, you can make a mistake. 'In today's day and age, if you can't get Peyton Manning or Matt Ryan, and they might not be available for the next 10 or 15 years, then you have to adapt and build the roster and do what's best for the organization,' Caldwell said. 'And if a quarterback presents itself later in the draft, you take and develop him. Having a franchise guy makes the world a lot easier, though. It can erase a lot of mistakes you make. But if you force it, you can screw it up. I don't know if we're going to find that guy, but I hope we do.'
Huddle Up: Either the Jags are blowing smoke about their intentions with the No. 3 overall pick or it was a rare moment of honesty. Either way, look for Blaine Gabbert to have some serious competition for the starting job this coming season.

Justin Blackmon - WR Posted 2/20/14 5:04pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team would welcome WR Justin Blackmon back to the team if he can get things right.
Huddle Up: That last clause, of course, is the big one with the wideout having missed all but 4 games in 2013 due to a suspension. However, the former first-round pick did show quite well in those 4 games with 29 receptions and 415 yards, and that's what's spurring the Jags' faith.

Clay Harbor - TE Posted 2/16/14 6:47pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (ankle) is in a walking boot after offseason surgery. Harbor is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency, but could be a nice depth option for the team, in the opinion of Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times Union.
Huddle Up: Harbor caught 24 passes for a career-high 292 yards and a pair of scores this past season but will need fortune and circumstance to fall his way to become fantasy relevant wherever he winds up playing in 2014.

Paul Posluszny - LB Posted 2/16/14 6:47pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars linebackers coach Robert Saleh is eager to work with LB Paul Posluszny. "I've heard his personality is awesome, and watching him on tape, I don't understand how he doesn't get tired because he just goes up and down the football field," he said. "His leadership and the standard he's created for himself can only help the [linebacker] room and elevate everybody else around him."
Huddle Up: Posluszny -- one of the few prime assets the Jags have -- is a tackling machine, ranking second only to the 49ers' NaVorro Bowman (324) with 300 total tackles over the past 2 seasons.

Ace Sanders - WR Posted 2/7/14 12:06am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Thursday, Feb. 6, that he is hopeful WR Ace Sanders becomes a 'Darren Sproles-type.'
Huddle Up: At 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, Sanders certainly has the Sproles body type. This past season as a rookie, Sanders finished second on the squad with 51 catches for 484 yards and 1 TD, with 35 of those receptions coming in the Jags' final 7 games.

Cecil Shorts - WR Posted 2/5/14 11:00pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars may wait to sign WR Cecil Shorts to a contract extension to see if he will be able to stay healthy for an entire season. Shorts has missed 11 games in his first three seasons. Shorts is entering the final year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: The risk, of course, is that Shorts does stay healthy and puts up big numbers that drive up his value heading into free agency. And Shorts' ability to do that depends on who plays quarterback for the Jaguars this season.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 2/2/14 4:05pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan supported the decision of general manager Dave Caldwell to announced the team would let RB Maurice Jones-Drew hit the free agent market March 11. Khan said Friday, Jan. 31, that he is hopeful a new contract agreement can be reached. 'He's a great guy and we're the only team he's played for,' Khan said. 'But it takes two to tango. Personally, I would love to see him back but it has to make sense for him. Dave has been on the record with what we want to do and that's absolutely true.'
Huddle Up: MJD has played 8 seasons with the Jags, but still has yet to turn 30 -- he'll do so in March of 2015 -- so he could prove to be a FA find or the missing piece for a contending team.

Chad Henne - QB Posted 1/31/14 2:45pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said he will reach out to the agent for QB Chad Henne before free agency starts.
Huddle Up: Henne would be a great backup option for the Jaguars, assuming they decide to draft a quarterback. Henne has been more effective than Blaine Gabbert the past two seasons, so bringing him back in that capacity would be a status quo move for the Jaguars--and lately the status quo in Jacksonville hasn't been particularly good.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 1/30/14 1:21pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't had any negotiations with impending free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
Huddle Up: It's still way early, but the early signs do point toward the RB parting ways this offseason with the only NFL team he's ever known.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 12/31/13 11:27am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said RB Maurice Jones-Drew will be allowed to test the free agency waters in the offseason.
Huddle Up: In other words, thanks for the memories; Jones-Drew will be wearing a solid-color helmet next year.

Chad Henne - QB Posted 12/31/13 4:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said QB Chad Henne could be re-signed before free agency starts.
Huddle Up: Henne is a solid backup quarterback, but on the Jacksonville roster he's too frequently been the best option. Jaguar fans can hope he returns as the backup to a rookie drafted in the first round, but with Blaine Gabbert under contract for one more season that doesn't appear to be the plan.

Blaine Gabbert - QB Posted 12/31/13 4:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he wants QB Blaine Gabbert to return in 2014. "I talked with Blaine (Monday) and told him he's a Jaguar and we'd like to have him back," Caldwell said. "He's under contract and he has made great strides this year. He wants to be back. That says a lot about Blaine, and we're just taking it day-by-day and we'll go from there."
Huddle Up: Sorry, Jaguar fans.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 12/31/13 4:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew thinks he's still a featured back as he prepares to test the free-agent market this spring. The Jaguars are willing to match any offer another team gives him, but they'd likely have him back in a role in which he's sharing carries more than he ever has in the past. Jones-Drew's 3.4 yards per carry was the worst of his career in 2013. 'There are some guys that don't need the offseason. They can just go out there and play ball,' Jones-Drew said. 'For me, the offseason is critical. I have to be able to train my body to be able to take the pounding that it takes each week, to be able to recover. I've been taking a lot of shots at my legs the last couple of years. I want to be able to get them back in shape and get ready to roll.'
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew may be surprised at the market for a back who'll be 29 by the start of next season and who has 2,200 career touches and a couple significant leg injuries on his resume. And not in a good way.

Paul Posluszny - LB Posted 12/31/13 6:34pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said he expects both LB Paul Posluszny and TE Marcedes Lewis to return next season. Posluszny will count $9.5 million against the 2014 salary cap while Lewis will have a cap figure of $8.25 million.
Huddle Up: Hanging on to Posluszny is a must for the Jags with the LB coming off a career year with 161 total tackles, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and his first career TD. Lewis, meanwhile, got off to a slow start but finished strong, recording 16 of his 25 receptions and all 4 of his TDs in the Jags' final 5 games.

Jordan Todman - RB Posted 12/27/13 3:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) was limited is expected to start in Week 17 against the Indianapolis Colts after being limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26, and RB Jordan Todman will likely go back to the kick returner role.
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew will get the majority of carries with Todman sprinkled in like he has been throughout the year. Jones-Drew is a low-end RB2/flex play for owners still going in Week 17.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 12/24/13 5:57pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) tried to practice some Tuesday, Dec. 24, but the team stopped him and put him on a bike.
Huddle Up: After playing in Week 16 and getting through the contest without any apparent re-aggravation, look for MJD to take it easy in practice this week and play in the Week 17 finale.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 12/20/13 6:16pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) practiced on a very limited basis Friday, Dec. 20, and is questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: It'll be another game-time decision on MJD, so check the Huddle's Game Day Inactives, Injury and Weather Report on Sunday morning. Even if Jones-Drew does play, Jordan Todman will still see his fair share of work.

Maurice Jones-Drew - RB Posted 12/19/13 10:56pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) was out of practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: The longer this goes on, the more likely it looks like Jordan Todman will get his second straight start at RB. Still, the worst-case scenario for those who own both backs is that MJD plays Sunday but his snaps are limited, thereby limiting the fantasy potential for both backs in a strong matchup against the Titans.

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