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 Latest Jaguars Player Notes
Apr 22 2018 - Dante Fowler Jr.
  DE Dante Fowler's fifth-year option hasn't been picked up as of yet. General manager Dave Caldwell said the team has not made a decision as of yet at a pre-draft press conference. The Jaguars have until May 3 to exercise the option, which would trigger a $14.2 million salary for 2019. The Florida Times-Union reported that the decision may hinge on whether Jacksonville selects an edge rusher in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. "I thought he had a nice year (in 2017)," Caldwell said regarding Fowler. "He's 23 years old, only in his second year full-time playing. He made great strides; not only on the field but off the field, too."


Apr 1 2018 - Barry Church
  Jacksonville Jaguars S Barry Church has reservations about the NFL's new rule that prohibits lowering one's helmet to initiate contact. The league approved the new rule on Tuesday, revising the previous one that had covered players using "the crown of the helmet." The move, designed to lessen such dangerous helmet-to-helmet contact, has unspecified language allowing for ejection, and the competition committee is expected to work out a more detailed explanation at the league's meetings in May. Church contends that the new rule will result in a rash of penalties -- as in, one on nearly every play. "I don't understand it because, as a defender, when you're going in for a tackle, your first instinct -- you got to lower yourself to get your pads even with the player's pads," Church said on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas, via the Dallas Morning News. "So you're telling me if you're a defender that needs to lower your pads to get more leverage on a player, and the running back goes low to protect himself, and you guys hit each other, hit him with the helmet or whatever -- are they just going to throw a flag basically every single play?"


Mar 28 2018 - Cody Kessler
  QB Cody Kessler was acquired by the Jacksonville Jaguars from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft pick, the teams announced Wednesday. Kessler will serve as the backup to Blake Bortles after quarterback Chad Henne, who played for Jacksonville last season, signed a two-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Kessler started eight games during his rookie season in 2016. He completed 139 of 218 passes for 1,508 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions in 12 career games since being selected by the Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.


Mar 20 2018 - Marcedes Lewis
  TE Marcedes Lewis is expected to be released, multiple media outlets reported. Lewis' expected departure comes on the heels of the Jaguars signing fellow tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a contract.


Mar 16 2018 - Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins was signed to a contract by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced. The Jaguars did not reveal the terms of the deal, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported it was for two years and worth $10 million. "I've been through ups and downs in this league; I've seen a lot of guys go and a lot of guys come," Seferian-Jenkins said. "It's a big carousel. I feel very fortunate that I have this opportunity."


Mar 15 2018 - Cody Davis
  S Cody Davis signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Thursday. Davis, who spent his first five seasons with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams, signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent. "It's huge; it's the highlight of my career so far, being able to come in to free agency and find a team that pursued me and really wanted me," Davis said. "I've come to a great situation here in Jacksonville. It's a great defense and hopefully I can contribute on defense and special teams."


Mar 15 2018 - Don Carey
  S Don Carey signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced on Thursday. Carey, who began his career with the Jaguars, has played the last seven seasons with the Detroit Lions. "There's a bit of nostalgia, but so much has changed that it's brand new," Carey said.


Mar 15 2018 - Niles Paul
  TE Niles Paul signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Thursday. Paul, who spent his first seven seasons with the Washington Redskins, signed with the Jaguars and is looking to contribute on special teams. "It's a good fit for me for a lot of reasons, special teams being the primary reason," Paul said Thursday. "I also look at it as an opportunity to showcase my abilities as an offensive weapon, too." Paul recorded 68 receptions for 856 yards and two touchdowns in 82 career games.


Mar 15 2018 - Andrew Norwell
  G Andrew Norwell signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced on Thursday. While the Jaguars didn't release terms of the deal for Norwell, he reportedly signed a five-year, $66.5 million contract, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday. The deal includes $30 million fully guaranteed for Norwell, who has been in the Carolina Panthers' starting lineup for the majority of games since joining the club as an undrafted rookie in 2014.


Mar 15 2018 - Donte Moncrief
  WR Donte Moncrief signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced on Thursday. "I'm happy to be here; Jacksonville is home now," said Moncrief, who spent his last four seasons with Indianapolis after being selected by the Colts with a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Moncrief appeared on the fast track to stardom after catching 64 passes for six touchdowns in his second season.


Mar 13 2018 - Donte Moncrief
  WR Donte Moncrief reached an agreement to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. Moncrief, a third-round pick of the Colts in the 2014 NFL Draft, appeared on the fast track to stardom after catching 64 passes for six touchdowns in his second season. Although injuries limited Moncrief to nine games in 2016, he still hauled in a career-best seven touchdown passes, but he had career lows with 26 receptions and two scores last season.


Mar 13 2018 - Shane Wynn
  WR Shane Wynn re-signed with the Jaguars, the team announced Tuesday. Wynn missed the entire 2017 season after being placed on injured reserve. He spent the majority of the 2016 season on Jacksonville's practice squad before appearing in five games late in the season and making one catch.


Mar 13 2018 - Marqise Lee
  WR Marqise Lee will remain with the Jaguars after agreeing to a new four-year contract, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. Lee's contract is worth $38 million with $18 million guaranteed, according to both the NFL Network and ESPN. Lee, 26, appeared in 14 games last season, his fourth with the Jaguars, and hauled in 56 catches for 702 yards and three touchdowns, helping the team reach the AFC Championship Game. He had seven receptions for 69 yards in Jacksonville's three playoff games.


Mar 13 2018 - Paul Posluszny
  LB Paul Posluszny announced his retirement after 11 NFL seasons, the team announced on Tuesday. Posluszny, a five-time defensive captain with the Jaguars, registered 973 tackles to reside second in franchise history behind only Daryl Smith (1,089). The 33-year-old, who would have been an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, spent seven seasons in Jacksonville after beginning his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills.


Mar 6 2018 - Allen Robinson
  WR Allen Robinson will not receive the franchise or transition tag from the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team said Tuesday morning.Tuesday marks the final day that teams can apply the tags. Robinson will become an unrestricted free agent if a long-term deal is not completed by 4 p.m. ET on March 14. The Jaguars have exclusive negotiating rights with Robinson until 4 p.m. ET on Monday.


Mar 1 2018 - Dante Fowler Jr.
  DE Dante Fowler pleaded no contest to charges of battery, criminal mischief and petty theft as a result of an incident in a parking lot in July, TMZ reported. Fowler avoided possible jail time with his plea to the three misdemeanors, although he is still subject to possible discipline by the NFL. The Tampa Bay Times reported the incident began after a man complained to Fowler about his driving. It led to an argument, and Fowler subsequently hit the other man, stepped on his glasses and took the man's bag of groceries and threw it into a lake.


Feb 27 2018 - Jalen Ramsey
  RB Jalen Ramsey took issue with a Texas A&M assistant football coach for using his photo as a recruiting tool. Aggies tight ends coach Tim Brewster on Monday night tweeted a recruiting graphic featuring all current NFL defensive backs that played under head coach Jimbo Fisher at Florida State. The graphic -- which also showed Marquez White, P.J. Williams, Kevin Johnson, Xavier Rhodes, Ronald Darby, Lamarcus Joyner, Terrence Brooks -- includes their total career earnings. Ramsey played under Fisher with the Seminoles from 2013-15 and went on to become the fifth overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. "He didn't teach me not one DB technique," Ramsey posted on Twitter.


Feb 24 2018 - Blake Bortles
  QB Blake Bortles will reap the fruits of Jacksonville's playoff run with a three-year, $54 million contract from the Jaguars, ESPN reported Saturday. The deal could be worth up to $66.5 million through the 2020 season with incentives and includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money. Bortles was set to be paid $19.053 million next season under the fifth-year option of his contract that the Jaguars picked up last May. Bortles connected on 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,687 yards and 21 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in the 2017 regular season. He completed 57.6 percent for 594 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in the postseason.


Feb 20 2018 - Marcedes Lewis
  TE Marcedes Lewis had his option picked up by Jacksonville. The Jaguars' move will keep Lewis with the team for a 13th season, making him the longest tenured player on the club. Lewis will receive $3.5 million this season, according to the Florida Times-Union.


Feb 20 2018 - Arrelious Benn
  WR Arrelious Benn had his contract option declined by the Jaguars, First Coast News reported Tuesday. He will become a free agent on March 14. Benn, who served as special teams captain in 2017 with the Jaguars, was placed on injured reserve in Week 11. He had one catch for 12 yards.


Feb 20 2018 - Mychal Rivera
  TE Mychal Rivera had his contrat option declined by the Jaguars, First Coast News reported Tuesday. He will become free agents on March 14. Rivera missed the entire season due to a hand injury. He spent the previous four years with the Oakland Raiders, hauling in 146 passes while starting 15 of 61 games.


Feb 20 2018 - Tyler Shatley
  OL Tyler Shatley had his contract option exercised by the team. Shatley has played in 44 games for Jacksonville in his four seasons. He made eight starts over the past two seasons, and he started four games at center in 2017.


Feb 20 2018 - Josh Wells
  OT Josh Wells had his contract option exercised by the team. Wells has played in 32 games since coming to Jacksonville, and made his first four NFL starts in 2017. He was the team's backup behind starters Cam Robinson and Jermey Parnell.


Feb 20 2018 - Jalen Ramsey
  CB Jalen Ramsey went on the offensive in support of teammate Allen Robinson. Ramsey tweeted at the Jaguars' official Twitter account on Monday to let it know that he wants the soon-to-be free agent wide receiver to remain on the team. "@Jaguars do the right thing please! #ComebackPOY" the 23-year-old Ramsey tweeted.


Feb 18 2018 - Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins recently turned down a two-year, $8 million contract from the Jets and plans to become a free agent, SNY-TV reported. According to the report, New York's offer to Seferian-Jenkins did not include enough guarantees or total value to entice him to sign. However, the two sides could still work out a deal. If not, Seferian-Jenkins can become an unrestricted free agent March 14 and sign with another team. Seferian-Jenkins had career highs in receptions (50) and receiving yards (357) in 13 games (10 starts) last year.


Jan 31 2018 - Blake Bortles
  QB Blake Bortles remains the quarterback the Jaguars are counting on, despite the availability of Kirk Cousins, according to NFL.com. Bortles led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to the New England Patriots, even though he has not been highly regarded and was criticized roundly by Jacksonville fans. Cousins, who was a starter for the Washington Redskins the past three seasons, is about to become a free agent, and there was speculation that he would be given the franchise tag. That was before the Redskins traded for quarterback Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday night.


Jan 29 2018 - Blake Bortles
  QB Blake Bortles had surgery on his right wrist Friday for a condition that kept him on the Jaguars' injury report for the entire 2017 season, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that Bortles dealt with the condition since December of 2016, but the Jaguars opted not to have him undergo surgery last offseason. Bortles passed for 3,687 yards and 21 touchdowns during the regular season before winning the first two playoff games of his career this season.


Jan 27 2018 - Barry Church
  S Barry Church was fined $24,309 on Friday for a helmet to helmet hit that leveled New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski late in the second quarter of the AFC Championship game this past Sunday. Church drew a 15-yard penalty on the play that knocked Gronkowski out of the game with a concussion. The Patriots went on to win the game 24-20, but Gronkowski is still in concussion protocol and is not yet cleared to practice this week for the Super Bowl next Sunday. Church was apologetic after the game, noting Gronkowski is tough to tackle because of his size and adding that he hopes the tight end can play in the Super Bowl. "I hope he's healthy," Church said. "I know he didn't come back so I hope he is alright. It was a tough call, but you have to go with what they call."


Jan 22 2018 - Corey Grant
  RB Corey Grant caught three passes for 41 yards during the 16-game regular season. Against the Patriots on Sunday, Grant had three receptions for 20, 24 and 15 yards.


Jan 22 2018 - Brad Nortman
  P Brad Nortman had six punts for a 42.5 average with a long of 51. His 43-yard punt late in the game was a low, line-drive kick that was returned 20 yards to the Jaguars' 30-yard line.


Jan 22 2018 - Barry Church
  SS Barry Church was penalized 15 yards for making helmet-to-helmet contact with Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski on an incomplete pass in the first half. "I just tried to dislodge the ball. He's a big dude. But I guess they felt it was too high of a hit. I hope he's healthy," Church said.


Jan 22 2018 - Josh Lambo
  K Josh Lambo will carry a streak of converting 15 consecutive field goals into the 2018 season. Lambo, who had field goals of 43 and 54 yards (longest Jaguars kick in postseason play) against New England, was 23-of-24 for the Jaguars after he was signed by the club on Oct. 17.


Jan 22 2018 - Dante Fowler Jr.
  DE Dante Fowler Jr. had two sacks in the New England game to become the third Jaguars player with double-digit sack totals this year, including regular season and playoff games. Fowler finished with 10 sacks in recording his first multi-sack game since Week 2 of the 2016 season (at San Diego).


Jan 22 2018 - Jaydon Mickens
  PR Jaydon Mickens, who missed last week's game against Pittsburgh with a hamstring injury, was active on Sunday but Dede Westbrook handled the punt return duties though he had no returns.


Jan 22 2018 - Cam Robinson
  T Cam Robinson suffered a shoulder injury three minutes into the second half and missed part of a series, but was able to return and finish the game.


Jan 22 2018 - Myles Jack
  OLB Myles Jack was carted off the field late in the game with an ankle injury, but it was not serious. Jack was walking around afterward and said it was not a problem.


Jan 22 2018 - Leonard Fournette
  RB Leonard Fournette ran for 76 yards on 24 carries and scored from 4 yards to make it 14-3.


Jan 22 2018 - Marcedes Lewis
  TE Marcedes Lewis caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bortles.


Jan 22 2018 - Blake Bortles
  QB Blake Bortles was 23 of 36 for 293 yards and one touchdown as the Jaguars, playing in their third conference title game, failed to make it to their first Super Bowl -- despite the guarantee by cornerback Jalen Ramsey.


Jan 19 2018 - Tashaun Gipson
  S Tashaun Gipson is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Gipson is nursing a right foot injury that he sustained in the third-seeded Jaguars' 45-42 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. The 27-year-old participated in Friday's workout on a limited basis after failing to practice the previous two days.


Jan 19 2018 - Malik Jackson
  DT Malik Jackson isn't buying that quarterback Tom Brady will be hampered by his reported right hand injury. Why? Well, Jackson recently has heard an opponent cite an injury to its main star ahead of facing the Jaguars. "I remember (Buffalo Bills running back) LeSean McCoy said he had a high ankle sprain and came out there cutting and stuff," the 28-year-old Jackson said on Pro Football Live. McCoy was listed as day-to-day with the injury prior to Jacksonville's 10-3 win over Buffalo in the AFC wild-card game.


Jan 18 2018 - Telvin Smith
  LB Telvin Smith must pay a financial penalty for pointing his finger at Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell while scoring a touchdown on Sunday. Smith received a letter from the NFL on Thursday notifying him of the fine for taunting. "It was big. Like $10,000. What a point," Smith said.


Jan 18 2018 - Malik Jackson
  NT Malik Jackson (ankle) was limited in practice for a second straight day Thursday.


Jan 18 2018 - Barry Church
  S Barry Church (shoulder) was limited in practice for a second straight day Thursday.


Jan 18 2018 - Patrick Omameh
  OL Patrick Omameh was a full participant in Thursday's practice. He was held out with an illness on Wednesday,


Jan 18 2018 - Leonard Fournette
  RB Leonard Fournette, who was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, was limited again Thursday. Fournette suffered an ankle injury in the first half of Sunday's 45-42 victory over Pittsburgh but returned in the second half. He rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.


Jan 18 2018 - Tashaun Gipson
  S Tashaun Gipson was unable to practice for the second straight day because of a foot injury. Gipson said early in the week that he expected to be ready for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, but now his availability is less certain. He started all 16 regular-season games and both postseason games, but injured his foot against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.


Jan 18 2018 - Leonard Fournette
  RB Leonard Fournette was involved in a three-car crash in Jacksonville on Tuesday, and Fournette told USA Today that the driver of the car who slammed him from behind was a fan of the Steelers, the team that the Jaguars beat on Sunday.


Jan 18 2018 - Malik Jackson
  DT Malik Jackson didn't take too kindly to having Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell verbally dismiss the Jaguars prior to their divisional-round game last weekend. "We earned the respect we had when we went out there and handled them the first time, to be disrespected the second time, people said it was a fluke and this and that, it was disrespectful," the 28-year-old Jackson told Pro Football Talk Live. "Just tired of being disrespected, tired of being questioned. In the final four, nobody can question you."


Jan 18 2018 - Marcedes Lewis
  TE Marcedes Lewis, the elder spokesman for the Jaguars in his 12th year with the team, also spoke of the importance of having faced New England in the preseason. "That helped us a lot as far as our confidence and knowing we can compete," Lewis said. "When we went up there, we did some good things and we knew we had some things to work on. They helped jump-start us."



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