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Ace Sanders already on the outs in Jacksonville?

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Last year, two rookies brought considerable excitement to the Jaguars — Denard Robinson and Ace Sanders.  Already, one of them possibly could be moving toward becoming a former Jaguar.

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union recently suggested that Sanders, a fourth-round pick in 2013, may be on the bubble to make the 53-man roster.

“It wouldn’t be a shock because 5-foot-7 players who don’t make guys miss don’t have a ton of value,” O’Halloran writes.  “That said, if he improves his punt return stats in August, he deserves to make the 53-man roster.”

Last year, Sanders appeared in 15 games with four starts, catching 51 passes for 484 yards and one touchdown.  He returned 25 punts, averaging 5.6 yards per attempt and a long of 17 yards.

If all else fails, maybe Sanders can play quarterback.  As a rookie, he threw one pass for one completion, which went for 21 yards and a touchdown.  It gives him a perfect passer rating of 158.3.

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36 Responses to “Ace Sanders already on the outs in Jacksonville?”
  1. elmaxoh says: Jun 8, 2014 12:24 PM

    I think he played pretty decently for a rookie last year.

  2. bootska says: Jun 8, 2014 12:25 PM

    The Panthers will take him.

    And in other news, Jaguars will continue to suck.

  3. bornahawker says: Jun 8, 2014 12:29 PM

    Sounds like Golden Tates numbers.

  4. jville808 says: Jun 8, 2014 12:31 PM

    That’s absurd….no way Sanders isn’t on the roster this season

  5. lenbias34pt says: Jun 8, 2014 12:34 PM

    New staff = good players getting cut.

    Ace may sux as far as i know, but i promise you every new staff cuts a player or 2 who make a positive impact on another team.

    just the facts

  6. realnflmaster says: Jun 8, 2014 12:40 PM

    He would welcome it I’m sure. Who wants to play in front of tarps?

  7. TheDPR says: Jun 8, 2014 12:43 PM

    I’m looking at that roster and wondering just who O’Halloran thinks might push Sanders off the roster. I don’t see it. He may be the #4 or #5WR but his PR ability plus a year of experience under his belt will give him an advantage over the undrafted camp bodies and no-name journeymen on the roster. Unless someone comes from out of the blue and steps up BIG, Ace’s job is safe simply because there aren’t 5 other guys who are better than he is.

  8. backdapack4evr says: Jun 8, 2014 12:43 PM

    Better then anyone the Vikings have!!

  9. russellwestbrooksucks says: Jun 8, 2014 12:44 PM

    This is what’s wrong with Jacksonville. You have a talented young slot receiver, who preformed well even through a QB mess last season. Now he’s on the outs??? Jags management will NEVER get it.

  10. sailbum7 says: Jun 8, 2014 12:46 PM

    His stats sound respectable for a rookie who only started four games. With 51 catches for 484 yards (9.5 yards/catch) is respectable with the amount of playing time he got. The 5.6 yards per attempt on the punt returns is not stellar but is respectable. I do not see why they would not keep him. At a minimum they should give him some playing time in the preseason and see how well he produces before making any decisions.

  11. andrewluck12 says: Jun 8, 2014 12:47 PM

    Maybe it’s because they loaded on receiver in the draft and blackmon will be back eventually.

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 8, 2014 12:49 PM

    This just in….Jaguars are on the outs of being competition in the nfl

  13. hurricanegrabowski says: Jun 8, 2014 12:55 PM

    This is a writer suggesting it, and from what I’ve read what he’s saying has not come from any sources from within the team, but are only from his own opinion. So he might think it, doesn’t mean the Jags do and I doubt they do. Sure, he’s short and hasn’t been tremendous on punt returns, but he’s caught a decent amount of passes for a 4th round rookie of the current regime. This is a team that’s had trouble acquiring WRs. I doubt he’s in any real danger.

  14. shackdelrio says: Jun 8, 2014 12:56 PM

    Little reason to suspect he would be gone.

  15. smillr58 says: Jun 8, 2014 1:01 PM

    The same 20 people that chime in on all stories on this site… Get outside once in a while, get out of your mothers basement and get some color. You people are SO boring…

  16. juanweiner says: Jun 8, 2014 1:03 PM

    Info leaked to press to set a fire under a players butt. Good coaching!

  17. earlcampbellrules says: Jun 8, 2014 1:04 PM

    Huh, 51 catches by rookie on an awful team with terrible QB play really seems pretty good to me.

  18. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 8, 2014 1:11 PM

    They drafted him knowing he’s short, so they shouldn’t be cutting him because he’s short, that makes no sense.

  19. thatguytml92 says: Jun 8, 2014 1:17 PM

    He shouldn’t get cut, definitely worth trying to trade him first if anything, I’m sure the patriots can make him a good player

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jun 8, 2014 1:44 PM

    I was reading until I saw that name “O’Halloran” and nearly broke something reflexively after last night.

  21. 78jaguar says: Jun 8, 2014 1:57 PM

    No way he gets cut. You’re trying to tell me we nmay cut a promising 2nd year guy, but hold on to another WR who has missed 70% of his workdays (Blackmon)?

    Absurd – but I love the Jags finally getting some sort of league headlines in.

  22. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 8, 2014 2:50 PM

    9.5 yards per catch, 5.6 yards per punt return, and one touchdown? And Robinson had 20 carries for 66 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 fumbles. I think the author should reconsider the definition of “considerable excitement.”

  23. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 8, 2014 2:55 PM

    Sanders and Shoelace are wonderful guys, but from a football perspective it’s hard to understand why they were drafted. Especially Ace. 5-7 and ran about 4.6 40. You can’t overcome that.

  24. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Jun 8, 2014 3:28 PM

    Robinson is the most over hyped player in the history of college football. He was a quarterback who couldn’t complete a pass but the nation sports media treated him like he was the second coming of JC. He will be out of the league shortly too.

  25. swagjag says: Jun 8, 2014 3:51 PM

    I don’t see any scenario where a healthy Ace Sanders is not on the team this year.

  26. oldcracker says: Jun 8, 2014 3:53 PM

    Maybe the Jags should bring in Banner & Dumbardi to straighten this mess out….in time for the move to London.

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 8, 2014 4:59 PM

    I think Ace is good enough to make that jaguar 53 man roster. Come on man!

  28. simplec72 says: Jun 8, 2014 5:58 PM

    He threw a completion? Sounds like he should be the starting QB!

  29. yate3097 says: Jun 8, 2014 7:16 PM

    51 receptions would’ve tied for the team lead on the Rams.

  30. samcrew93 says: Jun 8, 2014 7:25 PM

    A rookie WR with 51 receptions is going to be cut the following offseason? Highly doubtful.

  31. dan073eb says: Jun 8, 2014 7:25 PM

    Most of the stuff Ryan O’Halloran writes/belives is good. This isn’t one of them. D-Rob would get cut before Ace would.

  32. thommyberlin says: Jun 8, 2014 8:26 PM

    The answer is no. O’Halloran, a writer it the Times-Union, is wrong.

  33. seadawgs72 says: Jun 8, 2014 8:51 PM

    As a Seahawk fan i admittedly don’t have a lot of knowledge about the jags, especially their front office. But as a Seahawk fan i do have knowledge of their head coach. I would be willing to predict that the jags will be one of the most improved teams in the NFL this upcoming season. If they had stability at the qb position i might even say they could compete for a wildcard spot but i think that’s a little far fetched. Two of the D lineman Bradley picked up from Seattle are awesome & it broke my heart to see them go. Being Red Bryant & Clemons. Also being a huge fan of guys Bradley the jags have just picked up a bandwagon fan in me. I’m Seahawk thru & thru but I’ll be keeping my eye on the jags & wish then nothing but the best & also hope they can improve enough that the possibility of them relocating is taken off the table.

  34. z561 says: Jun 8, 2014 9:18 PM

    Nope…

  35. chiadam says: Jun 8, 2014 9:38 PM

    51 catches and 9 YPC as a rookie gets you cut? From the mighty Jaguars? Sorry, no.

  36. jagsfan2012 says: Jun 9, 2014 10:14 AM

    We love Ace in Jacksonville. He’s staying.

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