Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 8/18/14 9:42am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is expected to start in the third preseason game unless he suffers a setback during practice this week, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: Shorts has missed time this preseason with a hamstring injury, which isn't the way you want to begin a contract year push. He could see time with Blake Bortles, who is expected to work with the first team for at least a quarter in the upcoming preseason game.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/15/14 10:06am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart ran for 19 yards in his first preseason action since missing time due to a hip flexor injury.
Huddle Up: Good to see Gerhart back on the field, as the Jags will be counting on him to be their backfield workhorse this season.
Chad Henne - QBPosted 8/15/14 3:54pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne will start in the team's Week 1 game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: Lost in the excitement over first-round pick Blake Bortles' strong preseason, is that Henne has had a productive one as well, and at this point, Bradley is simply saying that the veteran incumbent has done nothing to lose his job. But will Henne hold on to it all season? The guess here would be no, although much depends on how the Jags are faring as a team.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 8/15/14 3:54pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and LB Dekoda Watson (groin) are expected to practice on a limited basis Sunday, Aug. 17, and they should both see some repetitions in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions next Friday. Watson will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list sometime before Sunday.
Huddle Up: Shorts is still being counted on as the Jags' No. 1 WR, and he could certainly use the next few weeks to get into regular-season game form after an injury-filled 2013 season and 2014 camp.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 8/15/14 7:10pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has impressed the team with his progress in training camp and the preseason so far, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars had originally planned to ease Bortles in as a rookie but he's played so well during the preseason, they're now re-thinking their strategy. Playing against second and third-team defenses, Bortles has thrown lasers and been in total control of the offense. He'll now get a chance to play with the starters in Jacksonville's next preseason game. If Bortles unseats Chad Henne, he'll be a QB2 with upside.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 8/14/14 7:08pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (biceps), WRs Cecil Shorts (hamstring), Allen Robinson (hamstring), Tandon Doss (ankle), Lamaar Thomas (head), CB Deion Belue (back), LB Dekoda Watson (groin) and TE Clay Harbor (calf) did not travel with the team to Chicago and will not play in tonight's preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Shorts' follow-up to his injury-hampered 2013 season isn't off to a strong start as the Jags' top wideout has now missed the team's first two preseason tilts and a good deal of camp. Be adjusting your draft board accordingly until we get better news.
Paul Posluszny - LBPosted 8/13/14 4:01pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny will not travel with the team for their second preseason game because of a biceps contusion. The injury is believed to be minor.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye out for further updates, but it sounds like a simple precautionary measure for the second-leading tackler in the league last season.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/12/14 2:53pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 12, and said he's looking forward to playing in the preseason game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Aug. 14. He hadn't practiced since July 31 and missed the team's scrimmage and first preseason game. 'I've been running four or five days straight now, and each day coming in and taking stock of how it's feeling,' Gerhart said. 'It's been feeling good, so I don't expect it to feel any worse tomorrow.'
Huddle Up: With Gerhart's ADP ranking 22nd among RBs this summer, nervous fantasy GMs would certainly like to get a glimpse of him in his new role this preseason.
Chad Henne - QBPosted 8/9/14 2:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne is the team's starting quarterback, head coach Gus Bradley reiterated Saturday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Rookie Blake Bortles had a strong performance Friday night but Henne is entrenched as Jacksonville's starter. There's a good chance Bortles starts at some point during the 2014 season, but it won't be in Week 1.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 8/9/14 2:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a hamstring injury but does not have a clear timetable for his return. Shorts said has been able to do some running and is feeling good. He is not expected to play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Shorts has been out for over two weeks with the hamstring injury and it's something that could linger into the season. Shorts currently has an ADP of Round 11 but rookie Marquise Lee is probably a better bet to be Jacksonville's top fantasy WR this year. Lee has an ADP of Round 14.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/9/14 2:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) said he hopes to be able to play in the second preseason game. He said he has been taking part in a running program and has not had any issues.
Huddle Up: Gerhart could be held out one more preseason game but it's not a major issue. Gerhart is scheduled for a big workload in Jacksonville this season assuming he can stay healthy.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 8/8/14 3:58pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) needs work before the start of the season, according to receivers coach Jerry Sullivan. 'I don't care if you play 10 years, you still need work,' Sullivan said. 'I don't care who you are or how long you've played. Because you've been there, it helps you, but it's not the same.'
Huddle Up: Shorts was in and out of the lineup last season, playing with varying effectiveness, and given the off-field issues and inexperience of the remainder of the Jags' WR corps, Shorts has the opportunity to establish himself as the Jags' unquestioned top target and a late-round fantasy sleeper if he can get back on the field and stay healthy.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 8/8/14 11:16pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed seven of his 11 pass attempts for 117 yards in his team debut in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bortles entered the game with the second team to a huge ovation.
Huddle Up: Chad Henne is entrenched as Jacksonville's starter but it was a strong debut from Bortles. While Henne will begin the season under center for the Jaguars, Bortles will likely make starts at some point during the year. Bortles isn't on the re-draft radar right now but he does have a lot of future value in dynasty leagues.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 8/7/14 4:10pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will work exclusively with the second team in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8 against Tampa Bay. The hope is to get Bortles extended reps, possibly playing the second quarter and into the third quarter.
Huddle Up: The No. 3 overall pick hasn't seen work with first-team offense as the Jags seem content with Chad Henne as the starter for now. We'll see if Bortles is able to sway any perceptions with some strong exhibition outings.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/6/14 3:49pm ET
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) will miss the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 8, but head coach Gus Bradley said it's because the team is being cautious with Gerhart's hip-flexor injury.
Huddle Up: Definitely no sense pushing the issue this early in the preseason with your No. 1 RB.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/5/14 12:42am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) is day-to-day with a hip flexor injury.
Huddle Up: On one side, it's only the early preseason, but it also reinforces the concern that the unproven Gerhart just might not be able to handle a full-time starting RB gig.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/5/14 11:18am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (hip) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: Gerhart is dealing with a hip flexor injury. Given that he's expected to carry a heavy workload during the season, there's no issue with him not getting a ton of reps in August. However, it's a new team and he does need to get familiar with the offense. Missing a couple days now shouldn't be a big deal; if his absence extends into August, start sliding him down your cheat sheets.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 8/2/14 11:06pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (leg) missed the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2, with leg tightness, according to head coach Gus Bradley.
Huddle Up: The injury is nothing to be concerned about going forward. Gerhart is expected to be a three-down back for the Jaguars this season and should dominate touches as long as he stays healthy. Gerhart is currently going off the board in the early fourth round on average.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 8/1/14 2:22pm ET
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson will miss at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: This pumps the brakes somewhat on the rookie wideout's camp momentum as he's in the running to start opposite Cecil Shorts. Meanwhile, fellow 2nd-rounder Marqise Lee stands as the player who could gain the most.
Jordan Todman - RBPosted 7/31/14 10:30am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to be spelled by RBs Jordan Todman, Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson so he doesn't reach the 300-carry plateau.
Huddle Up: 300 carries works out to a shade under 19 a game, so Jacksonville must be looking to give Gerhart something in the 15-18 range--plus a handful of receptions as well. He'll still get the vast majority of opportunities in Jacksonville, but if you were hoping for 20-25 a game you may be disappointed.
Chad Henne - QBPosted 7/31/14 8:37pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne is in no danger of losing his starting job at this point, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Henne has looked comfortable during practice and is performing well.
Huddle Up: Of course many onlookers are wondering when third-overall pick Blake Bortles takes over -- that's how it goes with first-round QB draft picks -- but for those looking for backup QBs in deep re-draft leagues right now, Henne is your man.
Clay Harbor - TEPosted 7/30/14 11:26am ET
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) will be out for a month due to the calf injury he suffered earlier in the week.
Huddle Up: Harbor was hoping to push Marcedes Lewis for looks in Jacksonville's barren passing game, but now he'll be a month behind schedule when he returns just prior to the start of the regular season.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 7/30/14 10:56pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (and fellow rookie WR Allen Robinson) have seen more reps in training camp with WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and WR Ace Sanders (personal) sidelined. Lee has shown off his versatility, lining up all over the field so far in camp, and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is finding ways to get him the ball. Lee is still not 100 percent from an ankle injury suffered in June, but he is improving. 'It's coming along. I'm still getting treatment and rehab, but it's coming back gradually. I've got to keep it strong to go through an entire season,' Lee said Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars want to get Lee involved as many ways as possible and he should get plenty of opportunities on a Jacksonville offense in need of receivers. Still, the Jaguars figure to be a run-first team with questionable quarterback play, so the talented Lee projects to have and up-and-down rookie campaign.
Chad Henne - QBPosted 7/28/14 4:00pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne has been stellar in the team's first three days of training camp, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley added that Henne looks comfortable and has shown a mastery of the offense.
Huddle Up: Henne is almost certain to begin the year as Jacksonville's starting QB, as the team brings rookie Blake Bortles along slowly. However, Henne is nothing more than a borderline QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Clay Harbor - TEPosted 7/28/14 9:07pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor will miss some time with a strained calf, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Huddle Up: Even when he gets healthy, Harbor will still be stuck behind starter Marcedes Lewis and has not had more than 25 catches, 292 yards or 2 TDs in a season.
Ace Sanders - WRPosted 7/26/14 1:08pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee is expected to see some work in the slot during training camp and the preseason with WR Ace Sanders suspended.
Huddle Up: If and when the Jaguars get all their receivers assembled--assuming Justin Blackmon returns from suspension and the team re-signs Cecil Shorts in the offseason--Lee would be the most likely slot candidate anyway. And you would think the Jags view him as an upgrade to Sanders, so if the outside spots are filled when Sanders returns Lee may still keep the job. Either way, it's another opportunity for the rookie to get on the field sooner rather than later.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 7/26/14 1:08pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart can handle the workload of a starting running back due to his build and frame, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. The GM also took issue with the opinion Gerhart cannot be a home-run hitting back.
Huddle Up: Gerhart may have to create his own holes behind a rebuilt line in Jacksonville, so a little girth to his frame isn't a bad thing. It's easy to forget he was a Heisman finalist in college and is a more complete back than he's been given the opportunity to show as Adrian Peterson's caddy in Minnesota--though he may not have the blazing speed you associate with a home-run back.
Cecil Shorts - WRPosted 7/26/14 1:08pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts has plenty of company, but general manager Dave Caldwell indicated Shorts is a big part of the plan going forward. The team drafted WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, but Caldwell said it 'was to compliment Cecil, not replace him.'
Huddle Up: A little Shorts news if you own him in a dynasty league. Shorts is in the final season of his contract, but it sounds like the Jaguars view him as part of the solution once Blake Bortles is at quarterback. The question, of course, is are they holding a spot for Justin Blackmon as well?
Justin Blackmon - WRPosted 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 - WRPosted 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.
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