The Huddle on Facebook Facebook   The Huddle on Twitter Twitter   The Huddle Mobile Mobile Welcome, Guest. You are not logged in.   | Login  |  Help


  Jacksonville Jaguars - Priority News
  News Statistics Roster  
Justin Blackmon - WR Posted 7/24/14 12:13pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was pulled over at 6:22 p.m. local time Wednesday, July 23, leading up to his arrest for possession of marijuana. Police said Blackmon 'openly admitted to smoking a blunt while driving.'
Huddle Up: The already-suspended wideout doesn't seem too motivated to clean up his act, and it's fair to start wondering if we'll ever see him suit up for another NFL game.

Ace Sanders - WR Posted 7/22/14 11:32pm et
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Sanders will seek counseling and expects to be away from the team for the entirety of training camp.
Huddle Up: The problems of Sanders and fellow wideout Justin Blackmon have kicked the door wide open for second-round rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson while bumping No. 1 wideout Cecil Shorts' fantasy stock up a few notches as well.

Toby Gerhart - RB Posted 7/20/14 8:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will be the team's workhorse, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.
Huddle Up: There's a bit of a conundrum when assessing Gerhart, who on the positive side only has accumulated 353 career touches in 4 pro seasons. Still, on the flip side, fantasy GMs are right to wonder if the RB will hold up shouldering the main load after never accumulating more than 109 rushes or 132 offensive touches in any one season so far.

Jordan Todman - RB Posted 7/20/14 8:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jordan Todman is viewed as a change-of-pace back, along with RB Denard Robinson, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. 'Those two guys are truly change-of-pace backs,' Fisch said. 'Jordan really intrigues us with his burst, speed and acceleration.'
Huddle Up: Todman garnered some fantasy notoriety last season with his out-of- nowhere, 153-yard total-yard outing during the fantasy playoffs. He figures to be the main backup to Toby Gerhart, who's heading into uncharted territory as a team's unquestioned No. 1 starter.

Marcedes Lewis - TE Posted 7/17/14 4:16pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars tight ends coach Ron Middleton said he hopes TE Marcedes Lewis will get more opportunities to catch passes in the middle of the field because of the additions of WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. 'That's going to be huge for Marcedes,' Middleton said. 'It will give him a chance to do what he does best -- run right by safeties down the seam and have [QB Chad Henne] throw it up high to him.'
Huddle Up: Lewis hit 7-year lows in receptions (25), receiving yards (359) and games played (11) last season, and now is on the wrong side of 30, but he definitely still has a lot of upside if the talent around him can take a step (or leap) forward.

Marqise Lee - WR Posted 7/16/14 7:19pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms with WR Marqise Lee Wednesday, July 16. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is four years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Lee is expected to move quickly into the Jaguars' starting lineup, and the hope is he'll be a go-to target for Blake Bortles once Jacksonville turns over the starting quarterback gig to him.

Cecil Shorts - WR Posted 6/29/14 2:21pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts could get a contract extension before the beginning of the season, although it is probably more reasonable to think Shorts could agree to a new deal in the first part of the season.
Huddle Up: Injuries limited Shorts to 11.8 yards per catch and only 3 scoring receptions last season, and expect the Jags to wait and confirm that's all in the rear-view mirror before committing to an extension.

Chad Henne - QB Posted 6/27/14 12:36am et
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne has support within the organization and the team is rallying behind him, according to Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: Veterans typically have the support of their teammates, but Bradley also said that third-overall pick Blake Bortles will get first-team reps in training camp so the outlook could shift if the rook shows well early.

Allen Robinson - WR Posted 6/25/14 12:07am et
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed second-round pick WR Allen Robinson to a four-year deal.
Huddle Up: The second-round pick from Penn State is pencilled in as the Jags' fourth WR behind Cecil Shorts, Marqise Lee and Ace Sanders at the moment so keep your fantasy expectations to a minimum.

Justin Blackmon - WR Posted 6/22/14 11:39pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has stayed quiet while serving his NFL suspension. "Every now and again, he will respond to my text," said Jaguars receiver Mike Brown. "We came into the NFL together and we're halfway close. But I don't get into his personal business. Whatever he has going on, I respect his space. I just want him to get better. Whatever the problem is, get it addressed. I'm more concerned about him as a person."
Huddle Up: Quiet, humbled, repetant and determined to redeem his NFL career -- those items should comprise the troubled wideout's to-do list as he waits until he's permitted back on the field.

Toby Gerhart - RB Posted 6/19/14 2:11am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is hoping to be the Jaguars' version of 'Beast Mode' this year. 'Toby is very light on his feet. ... He averaged 4.7 yards per carry (1,305 yards, 276 carries) his four years in Minnesota. He was playing behind one of the greatest backs in Adrian Peterson, so he wasn't going to lose a lot of tread off his tires,' general manager David Caldwell said. Gerhart plans to spend the next four weeks before training camp acclimating to the Florida humidity, and he hopes the improved offensive line will help him be successful in 2014.
Huddle Up: Right now the Jaguars roster is thin on playmakers, so Gerhart is as good a choice as any to carry the team offensively. He has the potential to be a significant fantasy value this season.

Denard Robinson - WR Posted 6/19/14 2:53pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (hand) has had an excellent offseason after recovering from a right hand injury last year, according to general manager David Caldwell. 'All offseason I've been working on regaining strength in my hand,' Robinson said. 'I feel comfortable now where I can make plays happen without thinking.' Caldwell noted that Robinson has been catching everything thrown his way in offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Robinson, converted from QB as a fifth-round pick last season, had 20 rushes and attempted one pass but surprisingly did not record a reception in his rookie campaign. His versatility is a big plus, but he's going to need to extend his strong offseason into training camp with the added competition at WR this season.

Mike Brown - WR Posted 6/15/14 9:45pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Brown could be on the roster bubble during training camp because of the number of wide receivers on the roster. Brown could make the final roster because he can play multiple positions, and the coaches trust him to do the right things.
Huddle Up: Brown, who caught 32 passes for 446 yards and 2 TDs last season, essentially became expendable when the Jags used second-round picks on Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson last month.

Ace Sanders - WR Posted 6/8/14 11:58pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders could be on the bubble as far as making the team.
Huddle Up: Sanders, a 4th-round pick a year ago, finished second on the squad with 51 catches, 484 yards and a TD while also handling a combined 28 punt and kickoff returns, but the WR competition has since gotten stronger with the Jags spending second-round picks on WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson.

Justin Blackmon - WR Posted 6/4/14 12:39am et
The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to release Justin Blackmon. The team is hoping for Blackmon to return whenever he is reinstated from an indefinite suspension by the NFL.
Huddle Up: Hey, Blackmon was the draft's fifth-overall pick only 2 years ago and has proven to be productive when he's been on the field so don't start thinking he's out of chances quite yet.

Marqise Lee - WR Posted 6/3/14 11:43pm et
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) is in a walking boot Tuesday, June 3.
Huddle Up: Lee reportedly now is dealing with an ankle injury after jamming his wrist earlier in OTAs. Suffice to say, it's not the start the Jags were looking for out of their second-round pick, whose final season at USC was marred by injury issues, most notably an ailing knee.

Clay Harbor - TE Posted 6/1/14 11:51pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (ankle) was a full participant in organized team activities last week. Harbor underwent ankle surgery this offseason but received clearance a few weeks ago. He is expected to enter training camp as the clear favorite for the No. 2 tight end job.
Huddle Up: The Jags are going to need to utilize the TE position more for Harbor or Marcedes Lewis to have any reasonable fantasy value as the two combined for only 49 catches last season.

Chad Henne - QB Posted 5/21/14 12:30pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley reiterated that the team wants to give QB Blake Bortles a year to develop behind QB Chad Henne. 'We really felt comfortable with (Henne) coming back, with a another year in the system,' Bradley said. 'And I think it gave us flexibility. Then when Blake was there available for us, we really wanted to capture that opportunity. We do feel good about where Blake's at, but we feel like this time that he has under Chad - a year to develop - will be really good in the end result.'
Huddle Up: It's a solid plan assuming injuries and fate allow the Jaguars to stick to it. And it's certainly something to keep in mind in redraft leagues, where Henne will have value and Bortles most likely won't.

Storm Johnson - RB Posted 5/20/14 11:50pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed RB Storm Johnson Tuesday, May 20. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is four years. Financial terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: The 7th-round pick heads into OTAs listed fourth on the Jags' RB depth chart, but the 3 backs (Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson) listed ahead of him are far from established NFL backs.

Marqise Lee - WR Posted 5/16/14 6:04pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee was used on two jet sweep run plays at rookie minicamp Friday, May 16, which is a definite sign of how the Jaguars intend to use him.
Huddle Up: It's not as if the Jaguars' offense is jam-packed with playmakers, so it makes sense to find ways to get the ball into the hands of a guy who has the potential to provide Jacksonville with that dimension. A handful of running game touches per week give Lee's prospective fantasy value a bump as well.

Cecil Shorts - WR Posted 5/14/14 12:01am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the team wants to keep WR Cecil Shorts long term, and have had discussions about a new deal.
Huddle Up: While the J'ville future of troubled fellow wideout Justin Blackmon is anything but certain, there are no such concerns about Shorts, whose focus this offseason is getting healthy after groin and shoulder injuries limited him to 13 games and a career-low 11.8 yards-per-catch average.

Chad Henne - QB Posted 5/9/14 4:11pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said QB Chad Henne will enter the 2014 season as the starting quarterback, with QB Blake Bortles getting a chance to develop without the pressure of having to win games. 'It's such an important position in this league and you want to do it right,' Caldwell said. 'That's what we're about. ... We have to make it work. We can't just throw him out there. We've seen what happens when that happens.'
Huddle Up: Most scouting reports referenced Bortles' need for a year or two of development at the NFL level, and having Henne allows the Jaguars to be patient with their recent acquisition.

Blake Bortles - QB Posted 5/8/14 10:18pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Central Florida QB Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: The Jags have their next franchise QB hopeful, but it wasn't the QB many had projected going first as Johnny Manziel was still on the board entering the second half of the first round. Instead, Bortles remains in the Sunshine State, and coach Gus Bradley said the team would've selected Bortles even if No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had still been on the board at No. 3. Bortles could use a year of seasoning coming out early, but with the pedestrian Chad Henne atop the Jags' QB depth chart, Bortles has a good chance to start early.

Blaine Gabbert - QB Posted 5/4/14 5:26pm et
The San Francisco 49ers have decided not to pick up the fifth-year option in QB Blaine Gabbert's contract.
Huddle Up: Yeah, that wasn't happening with Gabbert brought in to be no more than a backup project.

Justin Blackmon - WR Posted 5/3/14 12:04am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he'd be 'relatively surprised' if WR Justin Blackmon played in the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Bad news if you're holding Blackmon in a dynasty league and don't have the roster flexibility to stash him, as it looks like his off-the-field issues will keep him off the field for the foreseeable future.

Toby Gerhart - RB Posted 4/28/14 10:02pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart believes he is ready for his shot and can be dominant. Gerhart is entering his fifth NFL season but was a backup to Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. Gerhart doesn't have the mileage of a typical fifth-year running back.
Huddle Up: It's easy to forget Gerhart was a multi-purpose Heisman finalist in college, and he was productive when spelling Peterson in Minnesota. The Jaguars don't have much else offensively, so through sheer volume he'll have an opportunity to be a productive fantasy contributor.

Denard Robinson - RB Posted 4/27/14 3:49pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson weighed around 212 pounds when he reported for offseason workouts. Robinson was around 197 pounds but added the weight because he will only be a running back moving forward.
Huddle Up: The 2013 5th-round pick only saw 20 rushes for 66 yards and had no receptions as a rookie last season, but it sounds like he's bulking up for a bigger role this fall.

Jordan Todman - RB Posted 4/26/14 12:20am et
Jacksonville Jaguars RBs Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman are expected to compete for the No. 2 running back job during training camp.
Huddle Up: Looks like the Jags are settling on a position for the athletic Robinson. Either he or Todman will be the change-of-pace back to Toby Gerhart in Jacksonville.

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.

Cecil Shorts - WR Posted 4/24/14 7:32pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) is still not quite a full strength, but said he expects to be soon. 'I'm on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain,' Shorts said. 'I still have some work to do and I'm not 100 percent yet, but I'm looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back." Head coach Gus Bradley said Shorts' rehab has gone well, and the receiver is leaner and in great shape.
Huddle Up: Despite missing the final 3 games of the year, Shorts had a career-high 66 receptions this past season but wasn't nearly as explosive, seeing his yards-per-catch average drop a full 6 yards from 17.8 to 11.8. At this moment -- and with Justin Blackmon's issues -- Shorts is in line to the be the Jags' No. 1 WR if healthy, but that could change with the upcoming draft.

Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need!

 Email Address
a d v e r t i s e m e n t
a d v e r t i s e m e n t