Storm Johnson - RBPosted 7/29/15 3:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Storm Johnson (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury/Illness list Wednesday, July 29.
Huddle Up: Johnson missed some OTA work due to a back issue during the spring, but it's not known if this is the issue that landed the second-year player on the NFI list. When healthy, Johnson is expected to compete for reserve-tailback and kick-returner positions and is well off the fantasy radar.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 7/27/15 2:13pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said the difference is 'night and day' in his readiness between this year and last. He said his head is no longer spinning at the game's pace.
Huddle Up: Bortles threw for 2,908 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie. He also tossed 17 interceptions and was sacked 55 times. Bortles should improve in 2015 with a healthy Allen Robinson and the additions of TE Julius Thomas and RB T.J. Yeldon. Bortles has a chance to emerge as a weekly QB2 if he can cut down on his mistakes.
T.J. Yeldon - RBPosted 7/19/15 3:24pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon has picked up the offense at a fast rate this offseason, according to running backs coach Kelly Skipper. 'The impressive thing about T.J. is that he picked up the offense quickly,' Skipper said. 'For the most part, when he gets something, he has it [down] and we can move onto the next thing.'
Huddle Up: The starting job in J'ville has been Yeldon's to lose since he was selected early in the second round, and he's the third-highest rookie -- and 23rd overall -- RB on The Huddle's current 2015 cheat sheet and if everything goes right, he could wind up finishing as a solid RB2 this year.
Ace Sanders - WRPosted 7/17/15 9:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders was released Friday, July 17.
Huddle Up: Sanders, a 2013 fourth-round pick, caught 51 passes for 484 yards and a TD as a rookie but fell out of offensive favor this past season with only seven targets and six receptions for 55 yards as rookies Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee moved in ahead on the depth chart. The Jags then added WR Rashad Greene in the fifth round this season, simply leaving no room for Sanders, whose best shot for now will be to catch on somewhere else as a punt returner.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 7/16/15 2:02pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is expected to help the offense in the red zone since he caught 13 passes and nine touchdowns in the red zone last season. The Jaguars ranked last in touchdowns (13) and completion percentage (39.1 percent) in the red zone last season.
Huddle Up: Getting to the red zone in the first place clearly has been a chore for the Jags, but things should definitely be better with QB Blake Bortles entering his second season with improved weaponry to work with. Thomas, though, was more TD-dependent (12 in 43 catches) as any TE in the league last season, and it takes quite a leap to expect him to begin to approach his numbers he put with Peyton Manning and Co.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 7/5/15 11:40pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was given a checklist by offensive coordinator Greg Olson before the Jaguars six-week break in offseason programs. 'A lot of it is him homing in on the protections,' Olson said. 'When he gets back here, we want him to be completely clear on what he's doing at the line of scrimmage in terms of that,' said Olson.
Huddle Up: The second-year QB most definitely has plenty of room to grow after an up and (mostly) down rookie campaign, and given his new weapons (TE Julius Thomas, RB T.J. Yeldon and WR Rashad Greene) he has the room to take a sizable leap forward.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 7/3/15 12:04am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles dealt with a shoulder injury near the end of the 2014 season, which affected his ability to throw passes, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. Bortles did not need surgery during the offseason.
Huddle Up: With J'ville missing the postseason -- again -- the rookie has had ample time to heal, and while a healthier shoulder is certainly going to benefit the second-year QB, the upgrades (TE Julius Thomas, RB T.J. Yeldon and WR Rashad Greene) made to his supporting cast are going to be a lot more vital.
Paul Posluszny - LBPosted 6/30/15 11:19pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (pectoral) is still expected to be a three-down player despite coming off a torn pectoral, according to The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran.
Huddle Up: Posluszny averaged 140 tackles, 2.3 interceptions and 2.3 sacks during his first three seasons in J'vile, but he's on the other side of 30 now so it's going to be a little tougher for the LB to re-gain his play-making form. Let's see how the early training-camp prognosis looks, though, before we make any hasty IDP judgments.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is slated to start behind WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times Union.
Huddle Up: Sounds like we have the pecking order for Blake Bortles' receiving corps lined up, with Robinson the receiver to have if you're banking on the Jaguars' passing game for fantasy assistance.
Rashad Greene - WRPosted 6/28/15 8:25pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene is expected to work as the team's top slot receiver. He has impressive teammates with suddenness and his football acumen.
Huddle Up: The rookie from Florida State has the early look of a fifth-round find, but when it comes to fantasy, he's likely going to run into a numbers game in J'ville with wideouts Allen Robinson, Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee entering their second seasons and the team landing TE Julius Thomas in free agency. Will there be enough targets to go around, especially considering QB Blake Bortles is still finding his way entering his second season?
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 6/26/15 3:45pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson had a chance as an every-down back last season, but with RB T.J. Yeldon in the fold Robinson is only expected to sub in for certain situations. He might also win the kickoff return role, too.
Huddle Up: Robinson showed some fantasy spark last season, starting nine games and finishing with 706 yards from scrimmage and four TDs. The Jags, though, clearly wanted a bigger starting back and that's where Yeldon, the 6-1, 225-pound second-round pick fits in.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 6/25/15 3:27pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce is not projected to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran. Pierce is believed to be in the running for the No. 4 job with RBs Storm Johnson and Corey Grant behind RBs T.J. Yeldon, Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson.
Huddle Up: Pierce was unable to take advantage of Ray Rice's departure in Baltimore last season, and it sounds like the grass most definitely won't be greener in J'ville. In case you're wondering, Yeldon -- the team's second-round pick -- is the Jags back you want.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 6/19/15 1:04pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson was described as 'unbelievable' by QB Blake Bortles Thursday, June 18. 'He's definitely a threat now in the red zone. ... He's physical. He can run and do everything out in the open field, so he's been fun to throw to,' said Bortles.
Huddle Up: Robinson showed some definite flashes (48-548-2) as a second-round pick last season, and while Cecil Shorts is no longer in the picture, the Jags' WR corps still lacks true definition with fellow second-year wideouts Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee still very much in the mix as well. Throw in the work-in-progress Bortles and the offseason addition of TE Julius Thomas, and the targets are even spread thinner. Robinson has some late-round sleeper potential, but keep your expectations realistic.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 6/17/15 2:11pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) is being held out of this week's minicamp because of a left knee injury, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley noted Lee will be a full participant once training camp begins.
Huddle Up: The Jags have a bevy of young receivers battling for Blake Bortles' attention, so it's not good news for Lee to be missing valuable time with his quarterback. It will make it that much more difficult for him to carve out a role in Jacksonville.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 6/17/15 10:54pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles may be throwing deeper this season, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley did say that Bortles hasn't been able to throw deep much during practice so far because of the intensive heat. Bradley added that he wants Bortles to gain more confidence throwing the deep ball.
Huddle Up: The Jags have the receivers to stretch the field, and if Bortles proves adept at completing the long ball he'll take a big step forward fantasy-wise.
Allen Hurns - WRPosted 6/14/15 10:11pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns health and availability have allowed him to get an early grasp on offensive coordinator Greg Olson's offense. 'I'm feeling really confident out there making plays,' Hurns said. 'I just feel really good in this system. [New coordinator Greg Olson] has done a great job of opening things up to letting us run different routes. It's a fun offense to play in,' said Hurns.
Huddle Up: The undrafted rookie led the Jags with 677 receiving yards and six TDs last season -- out-performing second-round counterparts Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee -- and remains the top fantasy prospect among the team's young WR corps. This season, he also should benefit from the off-season addition of TE Julius Thomas, who will draw defensive attention away from the WR corps.
Marcedes Lewis - TEPosted 6/7/15 3:47pm ET
The Jaguars are expected make frequent use of two- and even three-tight end packages, which would get holdovers Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor on the field with prize free-agent acquisition Julius Thomas. Under new offensive coordinator Greg Olson, the Jags will feature a "move" tight end (Thomas) who can line up all over the formation and a traditional tight end (Lewis) who will be on the line. Harbor also will be a "move" tight end when Olson wants to throw in a wrinkle.
Huddle Up: The Jags certainly possess some TE talent on paper, but translating that into fantasy success is going to be another matter entirely. Thomas' stock definitely has fallen going from Peyton Manning to second-year Blake Bortles, but his presence as the clear No. 1 pass-catching option knocks Lewis and Harbor even further down the fantasy TE ladder than they were a year ago when they combined for only 44 catches, 495 yards and three TDs.
T.J. Yeldon - RBPosted 6/2/15 4:49pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RP T.J. Yeldon is expected to be the starting running back as a rookie in 2015. Yeldon has impressed early in organized team activities and shown versatility as a runner and receiver.
Huddle Up: Given the depth chart and last season's major disappointment that was Toby Gerhart, here's been little doubt that Yeldon was primed for a starting role as soon as he was selected in the second round. After the Chargers' Melvin Gordon, he should be the next rookie RB to come off the board in drafts this summer.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 6/1/15 11:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (foot) was on the field for organized team activities (OTAs) Monday, June 1, for the first time in seven months.
Huddle Up: Good for Robinson to be back on the field as he looks to stake his claim to a leading role in the Jaguars' receiver rotation.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 5/29/15 1:00am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) could miss the next two weeks of action as he continues to recover from an elbow injury he suffered last season.
Huddle Up: Lee also battled hamstring and ankle issues -- missing three games -- in his rookie season and the Jags are looking for a healthier and more dependable target in Year Two.
T.J. Yeldon - RBPosted 5/27/15 12:21am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RBs T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart and company could see a lot of action this season as head coach Gus Bradley has said the running game will be a point of emphasis in 2015.
Huddle Up: The Jags finished 28th in attempts and 21st in yards last season -- and those numbers/ranks likely will only see significant increases if the Jags can manage to make more games competitive. As for the individual backs, the rookie Yeldon is the J'ville back to target.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 5/26/15 4:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is working this offseason on improving his mechanics to become a better quarterback. He attended 3DQB, which specializes in bio-mechanics motion analysis to help improve quarterbacks' footwork and throwing motion.
Huddle Up: Bortles' mechanics and decision-making were certainly in need of upgrades after throwing for only 11 TDs and compiling a 69.5 passer rating and 21.94 QBR last season a rookie, and with his surrounding cast getting a boost this offseason, don't be surprised if Bortles morphs into a solid QB2 as a sophomore.
T.J. Yeldon - RBPosted 5/17/15 3:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon will likely win the starting job and be the feature back in 2015, according to ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco.
Huddle Up: That most definitely seems to be the plan for the second-round pick as Toby Gerhart has primarily moved to FB and Denard Robinson is simply to too light at 5-10 and 199 pounds to shoulder the load.
Rashad Greene - WRPosted 5/17/15 8:16pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Rashad Greene has looked smooth in rookie minicamp and is expected to be used out of the slot when the Jaguars use three- or four-receiver sets.
Huddle Up: Greene, who caught 270 passes including 29 TD grabs during his productive four seasons at Florida State, could prove to be a fifth-round find for the Jags. The addition of the rookie, however, only serves to further jumble the team's fantasy picture as he joins new TE Julius Thomas and second-year wideouts Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns in the mix for targets.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 5/14/15 11:12pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson will return kicks in 2015, according to general manager David Caldwell.
Huddle Up: The Jags had promised to keep Robinson involved, and this will provide guaranteed touches, supplementing his projected change-of-pace role in back of second-round rookie T.J. Yeldon.
Dante Fowler - DLPosted 5/8/15 7:16pm ET
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars DE Dante Fowler (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Friday, May 8, and will miss the entire 2015 season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Just when the Jags seemed to be turning the corner, this horrible news flash comes out of North Florida. It's now back to pass-rush drawing board for J'ville, which was banking heavily on the the draft's third over all pick.
T.J. Yeldon - RBPosted 5/2/15 8:17am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is viewed as a three-down back, general manager David Caldwell said Friday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Yeldon was always part of a committee in college, but the Jags are hoping he can flourish when given an opportunity to see more touches. His arrival puts a serious dent in the fantasy value of Denard Robinson.
T.J. Yeldon - RBPosted 5/1/15 8:06pm ET
Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon was selected 36th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Friday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Despite expressing pre-draft confidence in Denard Robinson, the Jags needed a bigger back to handle the the bulk of the RB carries, and they found one in the 225-pound Yeldon, who also possesses solid receiving and blocking skills. The odd-man out now in J'ville looks to be Toby Gerhart, who had a disappointing debut season a year ago with the Jags.
Justin Blackmon - WRPosted 4/24/15 3:39pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is likely done with the Jaguars if he's reinstated into the league, in the opinion of beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
Huddle Up: The fifth-overall pick of the 2012 draft has started 18 games in three suspension-marred seasons with the Jags, and even though the talent is there for the 25-year-old WR, it's likely for the best that Blackmon gets a new start.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 4/22/15 11:20am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked with quarterbacks guru Tom House during the offseason. Bortles said Tuesday, April 21, that he spent two months in the offseason in California and was mentored by House. Bortles also spent four days throwing to TE Julius Thomas, WR Marqise Lee, TE Clay Harbor and WR Tony Washington. In addition, Bortles dropped 12 pounds from his the end of last season.
Huddle Up: Nice to see that Bortles didn't settle for being the top pick and put in extra work in the offseason. Expect the team to give him some more help in the upcoming draft, and look for his development to continue on an upward track.
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