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Jaguars claim Ricky Stanzi off waivers

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All offseason, the Jaguars have been quick to claim players waived by better teams.

There’s no indication that’s slowing down anytime soon.

The Jaguars announced they had claimed former Chiefs quarterback Ricky Stanzi and former Seahawks linebacker Kyle Knox off waivers.  Neither of them have played in a regular season game.

To make room for them on the roster, which had already been reduced, they released tight end Isaiah Stanback and running back De’Leon Eskridge.

Stanzi’s now getting thrown into the mix with Mike Kafka and Matt Scott for a potential third job behind Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, and might be every bit as qualified as any of them.

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25 Responses to “Jaguars claim Ricky Stanzi off waivers”
  1. smartestpackerfan says: Aug 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Packers needed to add this guy! Rodgers is a choke artist in the playoffs!

  2. henryjones20 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:17 PM

    he will look sharp in a london jaguar jersey in 2014!

  3. mtheparrothead says: Aug 27, 2013 5:28 PM

    Yeah Gabbert sucks, but c’mon. Comparing him to stanzi isn’t even close

  4. beckzhere says: Aug 27, 2013 5:33 PM

    smartestpackerfan says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:13 PM
    Packers needed to add this guy! Rodgers is a choke artist in the playoffs!

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    I guess you forgot about that whole Super Bowl Champs thing.

  5. jagwires says: Aug 27, 2013 5:34 PM

    “All offseason, the Jaguars have been quick to claim players waived by better teams.”

    The Chiefs were actually the only team WORSE than the Jaguars last year, but I wouldn’t expect anyone writing for this site to know that basic information. Especially Mr. Spellcheck that wrote this one.

  6. cliverush says: Aug 27, 2013 5:39 PM

    The game of football is losing athletes to other less violent sports. This is showing up in the lack of QB’s capable of playing in the NFL. The risk of injury, and in many cases life long, has young men turning to Lax, soccer, hockey, and others that offer a chance to receive a college scholarship. There are now pro sports unheard of in the past due to the broadcasting expansion. The level of hitting in the NFL has the league itself attempting to tone it down. Bernard Pollard is a poster boy for the lack of human concern regarding the other players on the field. It is no wonder many young men want nothing to do with the game.

  7. wtfpft says: Aug 27, 2013 5:42 PM

    Whoa, throwing around “better teams” pretty erroneously. Currently the Chiefs = worst team in nfl.

  8. joejags28 says: Aug 27, 2013 5:47 PM

    Duh……..they play KC the opening week. Just there to pick his brain about their offend and defense…….calls and such.

  9. kcflake says: Aug 27, 2013 5:51 PM

    Good Luck Stanzi, Wish the Chiefs had given you a shot sometime the last 2 years when out QB play was a joke.

  10. tooz72 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:00 PM

    desperation

  11. jaxasc84 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:03 PM

    49ers Seahawks linebacker Kyle Knox.

    Now it makes a little more sense that the Jags picked him up, right?

  12. lampshadedog says: Aug 27, 2013 6:14 PM

    Stanzi and Gabbert reunite. Their first meeting was the 2010 insight bowl where each QB threw 2 ints (imagine that) and Gabbert choked in the 4th quarter and threw a P6 to send Iowa the win. But really, does anyone care? Probably not.

  13. regisphilbin says: Aug 27, 2013 6:15 PM

    Uhhhh, jags play the chefs week one. He’ll be gone after they pick his brain.

  14. germanstingray says: Aug 27, 2013 6:22 PM

    I think the Jags are just working on their game plan for their opening day game against the Chiefs.

  15. thegreatgabbertisafatbandgeek says: Aug 27, 2013 6:27 PM

    The jags are cheap and have a JV roster. Of course they sign others garbage. Stanzi is an upgrade over Gabbert.

  16. ddogdaddy says: Aug 27, 2013 6:38 PM

    @cliverush
    Let me point out why you have no idea what you are talking about.
    1. Losing athletes to less violent sports? You obviously have never laced up your skates and played hockey before.
    2. Last years crop of QB’s may have been one of the better to come into the NFL in a very long time. Andrew Luck, RG3 and Russell Wilson will be stars for many years.
    3. Just because Sport Center 12 broadcasts dodgeball and rowing doesn’t mean Johnny Football is going to trade his helmet in for oars anytime soon.
    4. Go to any college stadium on game day and tell me how unpopular the game is.

  17. firestarter0728 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:58 PM

    beckzhere says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:33 PM
    smartestpackerfan says:
    Aug 27, 2013 5:13 PM
    Packers needed to add this guy! Rodgers is a choke artist in the playoffs!

    ———————–

    I guess you forgot about that whole Super Bowl Champs thing.

    —————————————

    I don’t think he was born yet.

  18. michael092468 says: Aug 27, 2013 6:59 PM

    Currently all teams are 0 – 0. This is a new season so last year doesn’t matter. All teams are looking to get better. If they aren’t, then they will finish with the worst record. Of course, next year getting Clowney may not seem like such a bad thing.

  19. mattface83 says: Aug 27, 2013 7:03 PM

    anyone who talks about the jags moving to London obviously needs to do some reading. Shad Kahn and the city of JAX recently agreed to spilt a $250,000,000 contact to upgrade the stain and half two if the largest video screens in existence. why would they spend that kind of cash and then leave even before the video boards are done

  20. paychrisjohnson28 says: Aug 27, 2013 8:24 PM

    Blaine Gabbert’s senior year at Missouri he went to a Bowl game and played another Senior Quarterback in the bowl game by the name of Ricky Stanzi of the University of Iowa, and Iowa beat Missouri 27-24 in both of their last game in college football. Stanzi had a better game that Blaine Gabbert did in that game and now they are on the same roster on the Jacksonville Jaguars! Question is how on earth was Blaine Gabbert a first round pick 10th pick in the draft and Ricky Stanzi with the 135th pick in the 5th round by Kansas City? Now watch Stanzi beat out Gabbert again eventually….

  21. nationalmediacansuckit says: Aug 27, 2013 9:00 PM

    All offseason, the Jaguars have been quick to claim players waived by better teams.
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    Wow. Didn’t know a team that picked first overall was a better team, but wouldn’t expect anything more from the talking chicken heads . You guys never seem to amaze me.

  22. fordmandalay says: Aug 27, 2013 9:17 PM

    Dream Team!

  23. rayb47 says: Aug 28, 2013 12:41 AM

    There is a reason Stanzi hasn’t seen any playing time other than preseason games. During his tenure with the Chiefs he has been evaluated by three different head coaches which apparently they all came to the same conclusion. He is not a NFL caliber quarterback, not even a decent backup. He has been given every opportunity to prove himself but has miserably failed to impress the powers that be

  24. joetoronto says: Aug 28, 2013 6:02 AM

    lampshadedog says:
    Aug 27, 2013 6:14 PM
    Stanzi and Gabbert reunite. Their first meeting was the 2010 insight bowl where each QB threw 2 ints (imagine that) and Gabbert choked in the 4th quarter and threw a P6 to send Iowa the win. But really, does anyone care? Probably not.
    ***************************************************
    Funny, yet true.

  25. jimsjam33 says: Sep 1, 2013 8:46 PM

    Why didn’t they take Tebow ?

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