Jaguars claim Kyle Love off waivers

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The Boston DT Party in Jacksonville is on.

According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the Jaguars have claimed former Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love off waivers.

There, he joins former Patriots teammate Brandon Deaderick, who was claimed earlier this week.

The Jaguars needed help up front, and now they’ve added a pair of serviceable parts to put into an interior rotation, which should allow Tyson Alualu to play defensive end with fewer qualms.

The Patriots didn’t release Love because he couldn’t play, they released him because he was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, offering him a choice to retire or be released.

The Jaguars apparently have no worries, or at least they’re willing to give it a few months to take a cheap look at a serviceable player.

19 responses to “Jaguars claim Kyle Love off waivers

  1. Hopefully the Jags realize that Love has a serious condition that requires him to make substantial lifestyle changes. Which includes losing weight.

  2. Since the Jaguars have made a claim on Kyle Love, they will be required to provide a reasonable accommodation for him if Love has requested one.

    Hopefully, they are prepared for that fact. Either way, I hope that Love and Deaderick do well in Jacksonville….

  3. egads69 says:
    May 16, 2013 4:28 PM
    Hopefully the Jags realize that Love has a serious condition that requires him to make substantial lifestyle changes. Which includes losing weight
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    Please read up on diabetes before pretending to know something about it.

  4. Welp, my team (Pats) loves old Raiders DL, the Jags love old Pats DL (Love, Deaderick and Mincey). Too funny. Good luck to Kyle Love. #knockball 🙂

  5. To listen to some of you, you’d think he had HIV or terminal cancer. Do you even KNOW what type 2 diabetes is? I have it, have had it for 30-years. I’m still in reasonably good health and I am quite active (I can still throw a killer slider and a batter fooling curve.) With the right diet and precautions Love, shouldn’t have any detriments to his game (but he does have to take care of skin-breaking bruises IMMEDIATELY.) The Jags are comers, looks like.

  6. seaeagle.. do you have a job where you have to be 300 lbs in order to be able to perform? the problem with his situation is that he has to be overweight and improve his health at the same time. And my mom is a diet controlled type 2 who is allergic to all meds they have tried and she has lost feeling in her feet and lost several toes. Everyone is not the same. This is a serious issue for the player and something they will have to figure out how to manage if he’s going to continue to play.

  7. I’m pretty sure the moderator of this site is a Jags fan. I never see any negative comments under them and every time I leave any slightly negative nonoffensive comment under one of their articles it gets deleted. So I guess I just have to say great move and the Jags will definitely continue to be top super bowl contenders!

  8. christine5014- Weight by itself is not an issue. We should all strive to be our normal weight (mine is 248-lbs), and watch the things we eat. I suspect that your mom’s problems are in her meds allergies. I don’t have that. Blood circulation problems are the primary cause of atrophying muscles and joints, so if she can’t have thinners, she will no doubt have that problem.

    The real problem that Love, might experience is glaucoma. Being black and diabetic he is at high risk for it. He should start having detailed eye exams at least once a year, so if he does contract glaucoma, it can be dealt with.

    Sorry for your mom’s problems.

  9. orakpocalypse
    May 16, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT
    I’m pretty sure the moderator of this site is a Jags fan. I never see any negative comments under them and every time I leave any slightly negative nonoffensive comment under one of their articles it gets deleted. So I guess I just have to say great move and the Jags will definitely continue to be top super bowl contenders!
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    Im guessing its because you are repeating something about the Jags (tarps, LA, etc) that was once original – like in 2010.

  10. regardless how this works out its a positive for the jags and another negative for the apparently heartless (in appearance) patriots. as a ram fan who got spygated by belichick I do not like him or the team and never will and while im not a jag fan I have a bit more respect for their management team

  11. “The Patriots didn’t release Love because he couldn’t play, they released him because he was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, offering him a choice to retire or be released.”

    You don’t know that at all. He was hurt in the last game, and it could very well be a case where he has not been able to keep himself up physically, at an NFL level, regardless if that’s from his diagnosis or not.

    And diabetes is not a disability, it’s a disease.

  12. shageman13 says: May 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    “football and Type-2 diabetes can coexist”
    Yes they can. But how many generously-listed 315 pound DTs have done so?

    And why did only one team put in a claim on Love, if you’re so sure that he won’t have any problems playing?
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    We don’t know if only one team put in a claim. We only know that Jacksonville, which has first or second place in the waiver order, got him.

    Good luck to you, Kyle. Take care of yourself and have a fine career–in that order.

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