Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 2/20/15 4:47pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will likely be back with the team in 2015, according to head coach Gus Bradley. 'Toby's done a nice job for us,' Bradley said Thursday, Feb. 19. 'I know people may consider him a third down-type back or a short-yardage, situational back but we saw him do enough good things on first and second downs that he'll have a place with us. He is a different style of back, and we're putting tougher an offense that best utilizes his strength.'
Huddle Up: Gerhart had the second-most carries (101) of his career last season but only produced 326 yards and two scores. And while it wouldn't be a surprise to see Gerhart get another year in J'ville, it also wouldn't be surprising to see the team bring in a veteran free agent or select a RB in the draft.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 2/6/15 1:47pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles won't be discouraged from running in his second season in the pros, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Bortles was sacked 55 times in 14 games as a rookie in 2014, and he often held the ball too long in the pocket. He was also second on the team in rushing yards, though, with 419. 'When a play does break down protection-wise and you have a guy that can go get yards, you don't want to discourage it,' Olson said. 'There is a time to make something to happen with your feet. For other quarterbacks, that's not part of their makeup. That's a strength of Blake's and we want him to continue to utilize that.'
Huddle Up: The rookie's 419 rushing yards trailed only Russell Wilson (849), Colin Kaepernick (639) and Cam Newton (539) among QBs in 2014, and it'll even be a greater asset for Bortles when he improves his decision-making and passing skills.
Justin Blackmon - WRPosted 2/5/15 11:22pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is progressing, regarding his off-field issues, but still has strides to make. The NFL is in control of his situation as of now. Blackmon pleaded no contest late last year to a misdemeanor for marijuana possession, among a litany of other problems.
Huddle Up: Blackmon, the fifth-overall pick in 2012, has only played in four games over the last two seasons and is coming off a year's suspension. Barring any further off-field issues, the WR should be reinstated this offseason. Stay tuned ...
Justin Blackmon - WRPosted 2/2/15 10:27am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has 'paid his dues' and has 'his life together,' according to owner Shahid Khan. Khan is also 'very optimistic' Blackmon will return to the team next season.
Huddle Up: Sounds like things are looking far rosier for Blackmon than for fellow suspension-prone receiver Josh Gordon. Blackmon has been dominant for brief stretches and would give Blake Bortles another intriguing target should he return to the field.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/25/15 1:44pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he plans to have a passing camp in Southern California in February with his wide receivers, tight ends and running backs in order to work on their chemistry.
Huddle Up: A needed, necessary and highly prudent move given the youth and inexperience of the 23-year-old QB and his kiddie WR corps and the up-and-(mostly)-down season they just had.
Justin Blackmon - WRPosted 1/25/15 10:32pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon reportedly has overcome his off-field issues, and plenty of league sources expect him to be back with the team in 2015.
Huddle Up: The fifth overall pick of the 2012 draft has played in 20 games in three seasons but has shown he can be productive (93 catches-1,280 yards-6 TDs in those 20 contests) when he's on the field. If Blackmon has truly got his act together, he'll be a strong upgrade to Blake Bortles' young WR corps.
Greg Olson - OCPosted 1/21/15 12:44pm ET
Former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their offensive coordinator Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Huddle Up: Olsen is known as a quarterbacks guy, and Job One for him in Jacksonville will be to turn Blake Bortles from a first-round pick into an elite quarterback.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/21/15 5:47pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles should be able to develop under new offensive coordinator Greg Olson, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. Caldwell said Olson has the ability to develop quarterbacks and that his style of offense is tailored for young players. Bortles developed bad habits and may need to start over, in the opinion of NFL Films guru Greg Cosell.
Huddle Up: You can bet the Jags' OC search focused on bringing in someone who can get the most out of Bortles, and Olson does have a track record of developing quarterbacks dating back to his college days with Drew Brees and Jon Kitna. He's also familiar to the Jags, having served as quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville a couple years ago.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 1/18/15 2:02pm ET
Should Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts hit free agency as an unsigned player, the Cleveland Browns may have interest. Browns played his college ball at Division III powerhouse Mount Union, and he is from the Cleveland area.
Huddle Up: Shorts finished his fourth season with a lackluster 48 catches for 510 yards and a TD in 13 games, but certainly could qualify as a WR upgrade in Cleveland given that the team's current top wideout, Josh Gordon, has an uncertain future at best with the franchise.
Justin Blackmon - WRPosted 12/31/14 12:41am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon isn't necessarily in the team's plans for next season, according to general manager David Caldwell. However, the team would like to have him on the field if he's ready, and they aren't expected to release him, either. "I think we have to treat it as a luxury. If he comes back that's great, if he doesn't -- we can't count on it. We feel good about the three guys we've got and if he comes back that's even better," Caldwell said Tuesday, Dec. 30. The Jags have heard that Blackmon has dedicated himself to being healthier and returning to football. Jacksonville is under no financial obligation to keep Blackmon since he's not currently on the roster.
Huddle Up: Blackmon, the fifth overall pick in 2012, has been productive when he's actually healthy and off the suspension with 93 catches for 1,280 yards and six TDs in 20 career games. Expect him to get one final shot with the Jags, who certainly don't have an over-abundance of talent.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 12/26/14 7:12pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: For those desperate at RB, Gerhart is in line to play Sunday against the Texans.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 12/25/14 9:30pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ribs) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Gerhart has been limited all week, and see what he does in practice Friday if you're considering using him in Week 17.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 12/24/14 1:41pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Good early-week sign but wait to see more before you commit to using Gerhart on Sunday.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 12/18/14 5:48pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) will start Thursday night.
Huddle Up: As expected the first-round pick will be under center against the Titans, but it's been a season-long struggle with only one 300-yard game and two multi-TD pass contests so far.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 12/18/14 11:58pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart left the team's game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Dec. 18 with a second-half rib contusion but later returned. He finished with 12 carries for 53 yards and a TD and one catch for 7 yards.
Huddle Up: Gerhart had his best fantasy outing of the season, but, naturally, while he was out, Jordan Todman ripped off an 62-yard scoring run and finished as the Jags' leading rusher with five carries for 71 yards. Gerhart, though, will have a couple of extra days to recover and should be the Jags' starting RB in Week 17 vs. the Texans should you need him.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 12/17/14 10:40am ET
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (foot) has a partially torn ligament in his foot, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Recovery time is six to eight weeks, but he should be ready for offseason work.
Huddle Up: Robinson's season ended when he was placed on IR, but you have to think he'll be atop the team's running back depth chart when the Jags reconvene for OTAs this spring--assuming his foot heals as planned.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 12/16/14 10:43am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (foot) was placed on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Robinson makes an intriguing stash for dynasty leaguers, as he was easily the most effective Jacksonville running back and fits in with their youth movement more than disappointing free agent Toby Gerhart.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 12/16/14 2:32pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) is expected to play in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Dec. 18, according to offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. Even though Bortles didn't practice Monday, Dec. 15 and shed his walking boot Tuesday, Fisch is preparing as though Bortles will start Thursday. "As far as I know, it's going to be Blake," Fisch said. The Jaguars will play it by ear and see how much Bortles does in practice these next few days.
Huddle Up: If you're somehow counting on the rookie QB, keep an eye out for updates over the next two days and it might come down to game-time decision Thursday.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 12/15/14 2:10pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) is dealing with a mid-foot sprain and is expected to be questionable for the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Chad Henne would get the start if Bortles can't play. Unfortunately, Jacksonville plays Tennessee in Week 16 and the Titans defense isn't worth starting even with Henne under center.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 12/12/14 5:50pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Gerhart will play Sunday and should get the most work among the Jags' RBs with Denard Robinson now done for the season, but outside of a mid-season stretch by Robinson, no J'ville RB has much success this season. On top of everything else, it's a rugged matchup against the Ravens so tread with much caution.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 12/10/14 2:01pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (ankle) is in a walking boot Wednesday, Dec. 10. Robinson is dealing with a mid-foot sprain.
Huddle Up: The signs continue to point in the wrong direction for Robinson, who has netted only 99 yards on 35 carries over the last three games.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 12/10/14 4:04pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (foot) is out for the remainder of the season with a foot sprain.
Huddle Up: As suddenly as he burst on to the fantasy scene in midseason, Robinson's year has come to an abrupt end, and it'll now be a combo of Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson finishing out the season at RB for the woeful Jags.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 12/1/14 2:37pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder, ankle) has been diagnosed with shoulder inflammation after undergoing an MRI on the shoulder, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bortles also suffered an ankle injury during the game.
Huddle Up: Bortles has had a rough rookie season and now he's banged up. If he can't go Sunday versus Houston, the Texans defensive line would get to feast on Chad Henne.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/27/14 4:37pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (illness) returned to practice, Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Sounds like just a one-day bug for Shorts, who should be fine for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 11/25/14 3:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 15-for-27 for just 146 yards and an interception in the team's Week 12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and he hasn't tossed a touchdown in the last two games. Head coach Gus Bradley was critical of the whole offense, but he indicated that the team expects more from the rookie quarterback. Bradley said Bortles has been holding the ball too long in the pocket, and his decision making hasn't been up to par.
Huddle Up: The Jags have topped 20 points only twice in Bortles' eight starts, and the rookie owns an ugly 16-8 turnover-to-TD pass ratio. Still, going to back to Chad Henne isn't a viable option at this point for the 1-10 Jags so Bradley is trying to light a fire under the QB any way he can. Bortles remains an interesting dynasty-league piece but steer clear this year in re-draft leagues if at all possible.
Clay Harbor - TEPosted 11/25/14 6:49pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor has been demoted to third string after the return of TE Marcedes Lewis. TE Nic Jacobs has kept the No. 2 job, as Harbor played just six snaps in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Harbor had his mid-season run of fantasy relevance, but it's now Lewis' gig that he's back from an eight-game injury absence.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 11/21/14 3:04pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Good news for those who need to roll with the rookie this Sunday in Indy.
Marcedes Lewis - TEPosted 11/13/14 6:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (ankle), who has been out since suffering a high left ankle sprain Sept. 14, is expected to be activated from the short-term Reserve/Injured list as soon as Monday, Nov. 17, when the team returns from the bye week. TE Clay Harbor has caught 25 passes for 272 yards in Lewis' absence. Head coach Gus Bradley expects the team's blocking to improve when Lewis returns.
Huddle Up: Something to certainly have on your radar screen if you're seeking TE help down the stretch.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 11/11/14 4:10pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (foot) is out for the season with a stress fracture in his foot.
Huddle Up: Tough way to end a rookie season as the second-round pick is leading the Jaguars in targets (81), receptions (48) and receiving yards (548). Fellow rookie Allen Hurns and veteran Cecil Shorts will take up most of the fantasy slack.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 11/10/14 12:48am ET
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (head) suffered a head injury in the Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys in London, but he did not suffered a concussion.
Huddle Up: Shorts is coming off a 100-yard game against Dallas but he remains an inconsistent fantasy play in Jacksonville's offense. Consider him a WR4/5 moving forward.
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