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.
Denard Robinson - RBPosted 4/19/15 2:39pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson said he believes he should be the No. 1 running back in 2015, and general manager Dave Caldwell said he wouldn't forget about Robinson as he prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft. Robinson added that the foot injury he suffered during the season is completely healed and that he was cleared to do everything in February.
Huddle Up: Robinson flashed his ability with 706 yards from scrimmage and four TDs in nine starts last season, but at 5-11 and 199 pounds there are definite concerns that Robinson will be able to shoulder a full-season No. 1 RB workload so don't be surprised if the Jags come away with a back in this deep RB draft class.
Paul Posluszny - LBPosted 4/16/15 3:54pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny has signed a one-year contract extension with the team. The deal will keep the LB in Jacksonville through the 2017 season.
Huddle Up: Posluszny had notched at least 110 total tackles in six straight seasons, including three straight as the Jags' leading tackler, before a torn pectoral muscle cut short his 2014 campaign after seven games. As evidenced, though, by the extension, he's ready, though, to resume his spot in the middle of the J'Ville D.
Arrelious Benn - WRPosted 3/31/15 11:08am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn could be an option for more time and a bigger role in the offense, as general manager David Caldwell mentioned Benn and WR Tandon Doss as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.
Huddle Up: Nice to have a "seasoned receiver", but the Jaguars have a bevy of quality young wideouts and it's unlikely Benn will be taking time from Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, or Allen Hurns.
Jordan Todman - RBPosted 3/31/15 11:08am ET
Free-agent RB Jordan Todman (Jaguars) signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Monday, March 30. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Panthers have room behind (alongside?) Jonathan Stewart in their backfield. In fact, they've already indicated they would prefer to limit Stewart to 15 carries a game, so there are some touches available... at least until the draft.
Toby Gerhart - RBPosted 3/31/15 7:32pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to line up occasionally as a fullback in 2015 after the team released FB Bradie Ewing.
Huddle Up: With all of 101 carries for 326 yards in seven starts last season, Gerhart was a major fantasy bust. He has a long way to go to earn back trust, and this latest FB talk isn't exactly going to inspire confidence in fantasy GMs.
Bernard Pierce - RBPosted 3/20/15 5:35pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce likely will face a suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy with his DUI arrest this week. Pierce will be given a chance to compete for playing time with RBs Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson, Jordan Todman and Storm Johnson in 2015. Pierce has struggled in the NFL since his rookie season in 2012, and he's mainly been hampered by a list of injuries including back, ankle, knee, shoulder, thigh, toe and head ailments. Pierce has a chance to be part of a three-man rotation, especially if the Jaguars use Gerhart more as an H-back.
Huddle Up: After rushing for 532 yards as a rookie in 2012, Pierce's ground totals have dipped in each of the past two seasons, and it's going to be tough to count on any kind of a rebound this season given the likely suspension and the backfield logjam in J'ville.
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.
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