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Dante Fowler out for season with torn ACL

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The third overall pick in this year’s NFL draft will miss his entire rookie season with an injury suffered at his first day of practice.

Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler is out for the season with a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Fowler, a talented edge rusher from Florida, was expected to make an instant impact on Jacksonville’s defense. Instead, at the first practice of today’s rookie minicamp he went down awkwardly, immediately grabbed his knee, and had to be helped off the field. It looked bad, and now it’s been confirmed that it was every bit as bad as it looked.

Just a week ago, Fowler was arriving in Jacksonville as a player who was supposed to make a big splash as a rookie. Now he’ll spend his rookie season rehabbing, and hoping he can be the player in 2016 that Jacksonville wanted him to be this year.

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197 Responses to “Dante Fowler out for season with torn ACL”
  1. milehighcityboss says: May 8, 2015 5:42 PM

    Sad…. The Jaguars are snake-bitten. I feel bad

    Hoping for a speedy recovery.

    -Broncos Fan

  2. doomsdaydefensetx says: May 8, 2015 5:42 PM

    Terrible news, speedy recover from Cowboys Nation!

  3. duanethomas33 says: May 8, 2015 5:42 PM

    Factory of Sadness 2.0

  4. jagsfanugh says: May 8, 2015 5:42 PM

    Ugh!

  5. DaveKShape says: May 8, 2015 5:43 PM

    Such horrible news. As a Skins fan, people were willing to move up in the draft for this guy, and I wouldn’t have been sad to take him. Pure havoc wreaker off the line.

  6. bhindenemylines says: May 8, 2015 5:43 PM

    Well that sucks.

  7. gabrosin says: May 8, 2015 5:43 PM

    That really sucks.

  8. scotrugby says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Yikes. Sorry Jags fans, I feel for you.

  9. In Teddy We Trust says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    That is just awful, but if it’s going to happen, it’s better to happen early so he has as much time to rehab as possible before 2016. I just saw that Bleacher Report had the Jaguars as the #6 defense as of now, and a lot of it was based on Fowler’s presence.

  10. chevyjas808 says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Very tough for the guy. Seriously need to swing a trade for Bruce Irving now.

  11. mrmike57h says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Very sad start to his career. I hope he heals well and is back on field 100% in 2016.

  12. moronhater16 says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Did they keep the receipt?

  13. whenwilliteverend says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Unreal….a week and a day after being drafted and he’s already out for the season. Talk about bad luck.

  14. asapneily1 says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Im not even a jags fan but this is aweful. Was excited to watch him this year

  15. thefutureofoil says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Not a Jags fan, but you really have to feel for Fowler and the team.

    Brutal.

    Just brutal.

  16. finsfanpaul says: May 8, 2015 5:44 PM

    Wow, tough break young fella. Rest up and we’ll see you in 2016.

  17. thefootballgodssay says: May 8, 2015 5:45 PM

    WOW ! GET WELL SOON
    SIGNED GIANTS NATION!

  18. z561 says: May 8, 2015 5:45 PM

    It’s tough being a Jags fan. It’s almost comical how many horrible things happen to this franchise every year.

  19. jagsandliquor says: May 8, 2015 5:45 PM

    Before he even signed a contract… I wonder how that conversation will go

  20. themanfromtheblacklodge says: May 8, 2015 5:45 PM

    Poor guy. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and is ready to go next season. I really feel for him and the Jaguars.

  21. friedmike says: May 8, 2015 5:45 PM

    dang. that sucks. tough being a jags fan.

  22. Cadiz215 says: May 8, 2015 5:46 PM

    Damn man. How can you not feel terrible for him and the Jags? Just awful.

  23. ctiggs says: May 8, 2015 5:46 PM

    Wow that is sad

  24. chris1019 says: May 8, 2015 5:46 PM

    Terrible news. Not a Jags fan but hopefully he has a full recovery and becomes a star in the league down the road.

  25. cajunaise says: May 8, 2015 5:46 PM

    A year of being on the sideline…hopefully absorbing everything and hitting 2016 healthy and wise.

  26. lnfinite says: May 8, 2015 5:46 PM

    Typical……….

  27. ckg0913 says: May 8, 2015 5:47 PM

    Geez that sucks. What a crappy way to get things started. 😦

    Hope he heals up well!

  28. iammrbinky says: May 8, 2015 5:47 PM

    Obviously I feel bad for the young man but I feel bad for the Jags fans as well. They are trying to dig out of a mess and can’t catch a break.

  29. radiofriendly420 says: May 8, 2015 5:47 PM

    Dang, this sucks. No one wins here. The player, the team, the fans, the game…always hate when players get injured. When it happens during one of their 1st practices of their career? wth…terrible fortune.

  30. luadak says: May 8, 2015 5:48 PM

    Awful news. I hope he stays mentally strong and comes back healthy and ready.

  31. damiddlefinger says: May 8, 2015 5:48 PM

    Wow, just like what Sean Lee went through last season. Good luck and have a speedy recovery. Bright side, Jags will be picking top 3 again in 2016.

  32. bonniebengal says: May 8, 2015 5:48 PM

    That sucks. So sorry.

  33. bignugs says: May 8, 2015 5:48 PM

    Wow, Jags can’t catch a break here. Hopefully next years top 3 pick works out better for em.

  34. stevent92 says: May 8, 2015 5:49 PM

    That. Freaking. Sucks.

    Sorry to hear Jax fans. Hope he bounces back well.

    –Viking fan

  35. corchamp says: May 8, 2015 5:49 PM

    Poor team will never get better

  36. BIGGSHAUN says: May 8, 2015 5:49 PM

    At some point, the Jaguars have to catch a break (no pun intended) right?

    However, the Jags weren’t adhering to the rules of no contact, so they’re reaping what they sewed.

  37. naes says: May 8, 2015 5:49 PM

    Hopefully the fans in London won’t be too disappointed.

  38. waxthat says: May 8, 2015 5:49 PM

    Awful. Feel bad for the Jags and their fans.

  39. 4thquartermagic says: May 8, 2015 5:50 PM

    Poor kid.
    Poor Jags.

    -Broncos fan.

  40. ilovefoolsball says: May 8, 2015 5:50 PM

    wow, just wow. What a roller coaster of emotions going from being picked so high to the lowest of low knowing that you won’t be playing.
    What a bummer for that guy and the team.

  41. qualitysmoke says: May 8, 2015 5:51 PM

    Unlucky young man. Hope you come back stronger.
    Colin B. Patriots fan Scotland

  42. wick0926 says: May 8, 2015 5:51 PM

    You guys are forgetting that his contract is slated so this has no factor into the negotiations.

    Tough though for the team and player

  43. billybone says: May 8, 2015 5:51 PM

    Can’t help but feel bad for the Jag’s and their fans. Seasons not over, Gus has them headed in the right direction.

  44. hawksfan99 says: May 8, 2015 5:51 PM

    Poor Kid.

  45. bergencountyjc says: May 8, 2015 5:52 PM

    Terrible news; especially with being a top 5 pick. Sorry Jag fans, nobody wants to see something like this especially within the first week of minicamp.

  46. 4ever19 says: May 8, 2015 5:52 PM

    Colts fan here but there’s no way this should happen to anyone. Hoping the young man can rehab and be the player everyone thinks he will be – and then get pancaked by Anthony Costanzo.

  47. lightninhopkins says: May 8, 2015 5:53 PM

    Damn, poor Jags cant catch a damn break. Good luck kid.

  48. jdg9999999 says: May 8, 2015 5:53 PM

    Didnt something similar happen 2 years ago with Luke Joekel?

  49. Super Creepy Rob Lowe says: May 8, 2015 5:53 PM

    That sucks

  50. r00tabaga says: May 8, 2015 5:54 PM

    Sucks for Jags fans. Really feel bad for Fowler.

    #billsmafia

  51. bobleblah says: May 8, 2015 5:54 PM

    Chip Kelly will be following his career closely

  52. kd75 says: May 8, 2015 5:54 PM

    Why would ANY rookie step on the field for any reason before that signing bonus check clears and his ATM receipt has six zeros on it?

  53. ayoungandres says: May 8, 2015 5:54 PM

    Poor kid. He’s young, he’ll heal and have a great career.

  54. mediasloppy says: May 8, 2015 5:54 PM

    Seems like this happens to a rookie every year around the league and it’s never good news for any team.

  55. kd75 says: May 8, 2015 5:54 PM

    It must be the shoes.

  56. coltzfan166 says: May 8, 2015 5:55 PM

    Blaine Gabbert, Justin Blackmon, Dante Fowler Jr. Man….Jacksonville can’t catch a break with 1st round picks.

    But maybe Blake Bortles and Luke Joeckel will work out

  57. lightninhopkins says: May 8, 2015 5:55 PM

    I can’t believe that he was out there without a contract.

  58. grimmlock42 says: May 8, 2015 5:55 PM

    I can’t help but feel bad for the kid. Get well and wish him a speedy recovery.

  59. boomgrounder1 says: May 8, 2015 5:56 PM

    Its “The Curse of Tebow”. Tim Tebow prayed a curse on the Jags because they wouldn’t let him play on their team. Make a trade with the Eagles and bring Timmy home and “heal” our franchise!!

  60. henny1974 says: May 8, 2015 5:56 PM

    At least he got paid first.

  61. nflrulebook says: May 8, 2015 5:56 PM

    Wow. Wonder how much the jags get fined for this. In think $250k for the team and the coach is suspended two games. If you watch the tape it’s more probably than not they were doing banned off season drills.
    Roger must fully investigate this for the integrity of the game, to be responsible to the 31 other owners.

  62. bchap17 says: May 8, 2015 5:56 PM

    Did he ever sign a contract? Shouldn’t have been out there if he didn’t.

  63. deuce656 says: May 8, 2015 5:57 PM

    Colts fan checking in

    Hate when this happens! Seemed to be a great kid with tons of talent! Hope for a full recovery!

  64. getyourownname says: May 8, 2015 5:57 PM

    Sorry to see, but we are reminded once again how silly it is to grade recruiting classes days after the draft.

  65. toofast79 says: May 8, 2015 5:57 PM

    How can these fans of other teams send condolences to the Jaguars and sign it as their teams “nation”? You are just one opinion – maybe I like the same team as you but I don’t feel bad that he got hurt…..Or maybe I do. Either way, you don’t know, don’t group me into your “nation”.

    Signed it’s not your nation

  66. blackball407 says: May 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    This shows how crazy the NFL is almost anything can happen. (Disclaimer: its still more probable than not that a certain team in the northeast is cheating.)

  67. wallabear says: May 8, 2015 5:58 PM

    String of bad luck for the Jags, finishing in last place for so many seasons, acquiring below-par QBs in recent drafts (Gabbert and now Bortles), and now getting a top-notch player in Fowler only to get injured before training camp even starts a few months from now. Jags should have drafted Bryce Petty to turn their organization around.

  68. blackfolks666 says: May 8, 2015 5:59 PM

    Dante Fowler=2nd coming of Derrick Harvey

  69. benfranklinshat says: May 8, 2015 6:01 PM

    Ouch. They should just move to Orlando.

  70. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: May 8, 2015 6:02 PM

    There must be a curse on the top-rated pass rusher of the draft. First Clowney last year, now this.

  71. tformation says: May 8, 2015 6:04 PM

    Oh, Jaguar fans. I’m so sorry. That is absolutely brutal. Best wishes for a full recovery for Fowler from a Bears fan.

  72. jdrewsy says: May 8, 2015 6:05 PM

    So sorry to hear this.

    Speedy recover Dante. Hang in Coach Gus!

    Go Hawks!

  73. Big Ant TV says: May 8, 2015 6:05 PM

    remember the scene with Kevin Spacey form Horrible Bosses
    “you people are MORONNNSSS” thats the jags coaching and front office how they feeling right now lol

  74. hamhocks says: May 8, 2015 6:05 PM

    Enough with the “Jr” and “Sr” on the back of the jerseys!
    Unless your dad or son is on the same team.

  75. darin30 says: May 8, 2015 6:06 PM

    Poor guy. First practice of his rookie season. Its gotta be rough for that to happen to a top three pick. I bet he was excited to come in and have the chance to start right away. Man, i wish him a speedy recovery.

  76. loubearkane says: May 8, 2015 6:09 PM

    I was excited to see this kid play, hopefully he comes back stronger than ever.

    -Lowly Bears Fan

  77. joemontanafootball16 says: May 8, 2015 6:10 PM

    That’s a dam shame. Hope he has a quick recovery.

  78. flannlv says: May 8, 2015 6:10 PM

    Salaries are slotted and Fowler signed an injury waiver which states he will practice in exchange the team agrees to negotiate the contract in good faith, in case of injury. Jaguars will honor the slotted salary or the NFL will come under more brutal criticism, not to mention the Jags would create a divide between management and the players.

  79. mapedog1 says: May 8, 2015 6:11 PM

    The only thing I know about him was how tough and great he claimed he was, completely lacking humility. Guess he wasn’t even the least bit tough after all. Can’t root for a guy who completely lacks humility.

  80. rex1979 says: May 8, 2015 6:11 PM

    This is horrendous. I hope he signed the contract.

  81. bcgreg says: May 8, 2015 6:11 PM

    Was he wearing the gold shoes at the time of the injury?

    Speedy recovery. See you in 2016.

  82. steelpower58 says: May 8, 2015 6:12 PM

    I’m a Steeler Fan but this kind of situations are very sad.

  83. broncostevenp says: May 8, 2015 6:13 PM

    Omg. I feel so bad for this kid. This is just horrible.

  84. getakluwe says: May 8, 2015 6:14 PM

    Why doesn’t this kind of stuff ever seem to happen to teams that cheat?

  85. blackqbwhiterb says: May 8, 2015 6:18 PM

    Hard to blame Chris Johnson or Victor Cruz when stuff like this happens.

  86. knew8411 says: May 8, 2015 6:18 PM

    Sorry for the loss of your #1 pick Jags…..I know this hurts. I pray that Mr Fowler has a speedy recovery & returns to the field ready to get after it.

  87. arzcardinals says: May 8, 2015 6:19 PM

    I hope Wilson learns from this and stays OFF the field until Seattle gives him a new contract.
    It’s time he gets PAID!

  88. kev86 says: May 8, 2015 6:19 PM

    Sorry JAX fans – Giants fans

  89. ejmat2 says: May 8, 2015 6:20 PM

    Sorry to hear. This guy has a bright future. Here’s wishing to a speedy recovery.
    Vikes / Canes fan!

  90. richiethegreek says: May 8, 2015 6:20 PM

    If I were Gus Bradley I would be curled up in a ball naked on my bathroom floor tonight. Poor Jags.

  91. slick50ks says: May 8, 2015 6:21 PM

    That sucks. I was looking forward to watching him in comparison to Dee Ford.

  92. In Teddy We Trust says: May 8, 2015 6:21 PM

    Chad Greenway tore his ACL in his first preseason game. Years from now, Jaguar fans won’t even remember Fowler missed his first year, and they’ll love having him and another first round pick next year.

  93. chrisswitzer2189 says: May 8, 2015 6:23 PM

    just deflate balls

  94. bucsmightbegood says: May 8, 2015 6:25 PM

    We don’t get to say this to other team’s enough, but the entire Buccaneer Nation is sorry, Jacksonville, and we hope for Fowler to make a speedy recovery.

  95. southpaw79 says: May 8, 2015 6:25 PM

    As a Niner fan, I have a good idea what the Jags fans are going through right now with a tough blow in the off-season. As a shlep behind a keyboard, I have no idea how hard this is on Mr. Fowler. Hang in there young man. Here is to a speedy and full recovery.

  96. tfavrat says: May 8, 2015 6:26 PM

    No true NFL fan wants this to happen. Keep your head up, Jags fans, modern medicine will get his ACL repaired and modern rehab techniques will have him back and stronger necxt year.

  97. cledawg says: May 8, 2015 6:26 PM

    This is the kind of thing that normally happens to my Browns. Hope for a speedy recovery, he was going to be an exciting player to watch.

  98. buddah1212 says: May 8, 2015 6:26 PM

    So very sorry for you Jags fans. I hope he has a swift and complete recovery and is ready for next season.

    Lions Fan!!!

  99. dal1as says: May 8, 2015 6:28 PM

    Damn, seriously that is horrible

  100. brenenostler says: May 8, 2015 6:28 PM

    Florio, we need your take on his contract situation!

  101. so1ar says: May 8, 2015 6:30 PM

    😦 from a Lions fan. Charles Rodgers robbed us too

  102. saintswillprevail says: May 8, 2015 6:30 PM

    Sorry Jags! Your team never seems to be able to catch a break!

  103. aussiedawg says: May 8, 2015 6:35 PM

    Terrible news for Fowler and Jags. I’d love to see Browns and Jags improve together and create a modern day boutique rivalry. I know this is wrong but if it happened at Dallas (or similar) I wouldn’t care

  104. returntoexcellence says: May 8, 2015 6:37 PM

    As a Raider fan, I really didn’t care one way or the other about the Jags or Fowler before today (no disrespect intended). But this is such an unfortunate incident for this young man and a team trying to find ways to win that I hope this kid comes back and has a hall of fame career for himself and the Jags fans.

  105. ejmat2 says: May 8, 2015 6:39 PM

    nflrulebook says:
    May 8, 2015 5:56 PM

    Wow. Wonder how much the jags get fined for this. In think $250k for the team and the coach is suspended two games. If you watch the tape it’s more probably than not they were doing banned off season drills.
    Roger must fully investigate this for the integrity of the game, to be responsible to the 31 other owners.
    ——————————————-
    Pretty poor when you have to try and make a point over another team’s accidental hardship. You don’t show much class with your statement. If the NFL believes something was being done illegally let them deal with it. How about coming in here and giving your thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery?

  106. kevpft says: May 8, 2015 6:39 PM

    Cowboys get three first-round picks, the Jaguars have none.

    Luck is a fickle mistress.

  107. grandsonofcoach says: May 8, 2015 6:41 PM

    Wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

  108. tb12bestqbevah says: May 8, 2015 6:44 PM

    Chip Kelly has already called the Jags offering to trade up in next year’s draft.

  109. Ferdinand says: May 8, 2015 6:45 PM

    Not a Jags fan but, C’mon, Fate – cut the Jags a little slack once in awhile.

  110. exjock says: May 8, 2015 6:46 PM

    Black cloud follows the Jags.

  111. pftony says: May 8, 2015 6:47 PM

    Like most of you guys I’m not a Jags fan but this is still a sad story. I think we all like to see talented players on Sundays even when they don’t play for our team. Wish him a speedy recovery.

  112. dynam01 says: May 8, 2015 6:48 PM

    Jag Fan! Don’t be fooled by these hypocrites — the vast majority of these people, including me — don’t really care about you, your team, or Dante Fowler. When they say they feel just terrible about the kid, they mean the kid they just finished googling to make sure it wasn’t that other stud pass rusher their team almost drafted. When they say they were hoping to see him play this season, they didn’t mean against [i]their[/i] teams. It’s easy to feel magnanimous now, or anytime frankly when it’s the Jags, when injury strikes an opponent. Just remember how obnoxious other teams’ fans were back when you were good.

  113. cyberbucs says: May 8, 2015 6:54 PM

    Sad situation for the young man and for the Jags and their fans. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  114. loumann says: May 8, 2015 6:54 PM

    Jags have a great guy as owner…..he wants to win so badly. Horrible luck.
    Steelers fan.

  115. dlux36 says: May 8, 2015 6:54 PM

    Sucks, better figure it out though Gus, your running out of time.

  116. dcviking says: May 8, 2015 6:57 PM

    Too early in the year for any injury let along this type.

    Hoping for a quick recovery and speedy return to the field!

  117. raymondtx says: May 8, 2015 7:01 PM

    Geez that sucks. Hate to see injuries to guys in meaningless practice sessions.

    A texan fan.

  118. 1nationraidernation says: May 8, 2015 7:01 PM

    wow, feel bad, tough break for kid…. I think if Jags would have taken Cooper, we would have taken Fowler. Hope he comes back 110% good. Still think Jags had one of the best drafts out there.

    As far as “Cowboy Nation” get real…..there is only one nation, all others are just wannabees.

  119. lrical says: May 8, 2015 7:03 PM

    I respect defensive players. Speedy recovery my man.
    -another Cowboys fan

  120. babygaga19 says: May 8, 2015 7:03 PM

    Nan, really hate to hear this. Hang in there Jags!

  121. skinsfan91 says: May 8, 2015 7:07 PM

    If this happened to RGIII before his rookie year, you’d all be laughing, so, LOL.

  122. caliramsgirl4life says: May 8, 2015 7:07 PM

    I am a Cali Rams Girl 4 Life and I for one don’t ever want to see any player get hurt especially beginning rookies what a sad way to start. My prayers and blessings to this youngster for a speedy recovery. Hugs to The Jaguars and fans !!!

  123. nflfollower says: May 8, 2015 7:08 PM

    Khans mustache twitched when he heard the news. Seriously tho I think all nfl fans lose here. He was exciting to watch and will be again I am sure.

  124. bigswifty74 says: May 8, 2015 7:09 PM

    This Browns fan is sorry to hear that. Hoping for a speedy recovery. That sucks.

  125. ron69 says: May 8, 2015 7:09 PM

    Let’s see, he played last time in November, (1 bowl game in January) draft is in may and Suddenly they play at 100% in mini camps?
    Something here is not right.
    Jags must be fined and draft must be in March

  126. moerawn says: May 8, 2015 7:11 PM

    They can rebuild him.

  127. bigswifty74 says: May 8, 2015 7:14 PM

    Thanks to the “thumbs up” button being so close to the “report comment” button, I just reported my own comment.

    Again.

    PLEASE FIX THIS, FLORIO!

  128. realityonetwo says: May 8, 2015 7:18 PM

    The franchise that couldn’t shoot straight.

  129. thebirdsareback says: May 8, 2015 7:19 PM

    Wow, that’s horrible news, definitely one of those franchises you just feel for, as a ravens fan I have some sick happiness cause they skipped Baltimore for Jacksonville of all places, two Super Bowls later I couldn’t be happier about it. wishes for a speedy recovery! Here’s that that backhand 😉

  130. upperdecker19 says: May 8, 2015 7:21 PM

    At least he doesn’t have to make the stupid London trip this year

  131. noneckinc says: May 8, 2015 7:26 PM

    Eagles fan here really feel bad for the kid hope he recovers fast and kick some butt next year!

  132. steelbreeze676 says: May 8, 2015 7:28 PM

    Is he definitely out, or is it just more probable than not?

  133. caliramsgirl4life says: May 8, 2015 7:29 PM

    @dynamo1 We are not at all hypocrites we’re all human, and were showing we care regaurdless of what fan team we happen be from. You or anyone else can agree or not agree that’s up to you. I wish only the best for anyone and football is a dangerous sport. Have nice day!!! Rams 4 Life

  134. concretejimmy52 says: May 8, 2015 7:29 PM

    I think they should have taken Cooper or White. Best offensive players in the draft. Or take Williams, best defensive player. The Jets got a gift. The Jags got robbed.

  135. greenbleeder says: May 8, 2015 7:33 PM

    Snake bitten. Cursed. Damned.

  136. mcconne77 says: May 8, 2015 7:37 PM

    That is terrible news. I was looking forward to seeing him play this year. HTTR.

  137. whysomanylosers says: May 8, 2015 7:38 PM

    Sad to see what happened to Dante Fowler today… must have be Jameis’ fault

    – Signed Gatorfan
    #blamejameis

  138. crewchief15 says: May 8, 2015 7:52 PM

    aussiedawg says:
    May 8, 2015 6:35 PM
    Terrible news for Fowler and Jags. I’d love to see Browns and Jags improve together and create a modern day boutique rivalry. I know this is wrong but if it happened at Dallas (or similar) I wouldn’t care
    ——————————————-
    Bad things will now happen to you or your team, I would never wish this on any player or team. I believe if you’re the best team, you want to beat the best players on the other teams. It seems you’re a bit of a coward, wishing ill will on others.

  139. pooflingingmonkey says: May 8, 2015 8:00 PM

    bigswifty74 says:
    May 8, 2015 7:14 PM

    “Thanks to the “thumbs up” button being so close to the “report comment” button, I just reported my own comment. ”

    You upvote your own comments? That’s weak.

  140. boomgrounder1 says: May 8, 2015 8:04 PM

    Don’t forget in 2013 Jags 1st Round Selection OT Luke Joeckel broke his ankle in his 1st game starting at LT after starting about 4 games at RT.
    It’s, “The Curse of Tebow”!

  141. honalulublue says: May 8, 2015 8:04 PM

    Is he even signed yet? I know that the positions are slotted, but could this timing affect his rookie contract?
    What a horrible break for the young man and the organization both.

  142. kamthechancellor says: May 8, 2015 8:06 PM

    I really feel bad for Fowler and all the Jaguars fans. Hopefully it balances out and Bortles has a ProBowl season and leads you to the playoffs.

    Seahawks fan

  143. rcosborne59 says: May 8, 2015 8:09 PM

    God that team is cursed. No Bill Belichick and Tom Brady had nothing to do with it.

  144. sdcharger123 says: May 8, 2015 8:14 PM

    This is just awful. Sorry Jags fans, hope he comes back stronger.

  145. cheeseisfattening says: May 8, 2015 8:18 PM

    Never like when something like this happens to anyone. Hope he can fully recover.

    -Viking fan

  146. Fake French Accent says: May 8, 2015 8:22 PM

    As previously mentioned, 2006 1st round pick for the Vikings Chad Greenway tore his ACL in the first pre-season game, he will be wrapping up a decade with the club this season and will go down as one of the greatest defenders in team history, and will undoubtably have his number retired.

    I say this because people always forget it happened in retrospect or unless it is brought up. It sucked at the time, but in the end? It mattered very little, he is currently the longest tenured member of the team and will go down as a legend and a monster of a draft pick.

    Keep your heads up Jags fans! I like what you guys are building down there, I don’t need to tell you it will take patience but, if history is any indicator this is just a MINOR speed bump.

  147. pleasestopthesnow says: May 8, 2015 8:41 PM

    First and foremost i feel horrible for Fowler and the Jags.

    My main point is its so idiotic to have a minicamp a week after the draft. Great job NFL ruining a season for a player & team and having players out for the year on the first meaningless practice.

    Its ironic how much better the quality of play used to be on about 60 less practices. The first practice should be training camp a month before the season starts. To practice this early is idiotic.

    Can the NFL do anything right? No.

  148. bigbensbathroomseed says: May 8, 2015 8:43 PM

    I feel no remorse for the Jags. As a Ravens fan we lost Pitta for a second straight year last year along with 5 DB’s! I do feel for the player though, rough way to start your career.

  149. bastageman says: May 8, 2015 8:45 PM

    There’s always one moron who thumbs down a simple post wishing the dude well.

  150. uscfan1988 says: May 8, 2015 8:46 PM

    I’m a big fins fan but this is terrible. I hope he recovers well and becomes a star. Best of luck young man get well soon.

  151. nygiantsfan22 says: May 8, 2015 8:51 PM

    Sorry Jags fans. Wishes for a speedy recovery young man.

    –NY Giants Fans

  152. ymca2014 says: May 8, 2015 8:53 PM

    He was a good kid too.

  153. rynjny says: May 8, 2015 8:54 PM

    As a Jags fan…this is worst than drafting Blaine Gabbert.

  154. motsuret06 says: May 8, 2015 8:55 PM

    Great guy and we all wish him a speedy recovery. The Jaguars are a hard luck football team. Bummer.

  155. thebeeper says: May 8, 2015 8:57 PM

    That’s very bad news but NOWHERE near as bad as I’m gettin next week.

    Tom Brady

  156. nenlain says: May 8, 2015 9:10 PM

    Man…the Jags can’t catch a break. I hope he recovers and comes back even better. Sorry Jags’ fans, seriously.

    -Eagles fan.

  157. strongsidebacker says: May 8, 2015 9:11 PM

    I’m a Texans fan and this sucks. Get well soon kid.

  158. gainofivefirstdown says: May 8, 2015 9:15 PM

    Bravo, to all the variety of different teams’ fans out there “flooding this board” with their well-wishes!! Beautiful!! Despite the really lame, highly cunical comments I read from some Cowboy, Steeler and Raven fans, there is an amazing amount of good-karma here!
    Very tough break for the Jaguars, their fans. I also wish him a perfect recovery and hope he uses the down time his rookie year to prepare for an excellent 2016-17. (Hey Dallas, Pitts and Baltimore NO TEAM DESERVES THIS. Not even the Cowboys, Stillers or uhm, Ravens. I think.)

  159. samoanjungle says: May 8, 2015 9:16 PM

    Wow just terrible . As a Bengals fan I can relate.
    It just takes the air out of your season before it even starts.

  160. jonathankrobinson424 says: May 8, 2015 9:18 PM

    …..could this be the catalyst for the NFL to move the draft to March…than demand NOTHING but conditioning drills for 2 months before 11 on 11?……you cant just throw these rookies into playing combat after being off for 4 months.

  161. realfootballfan says: May 8, 2015 9:19 PM

    Even with me being an ardent Gator hater, I hate to see this happen to any player, especially a guy just getting started in his career. It’s just a shame, but hopefully like Clowny from last year, he bounces back and can get back to top speed next year.

  162. taintedsaints2009 says: May 8, 2015 9:21 PM

    wow thats really terrible to hear.

  163. theravens1 says: May 8, 2015 9:22 PM

    Hope for the BEST RECOVERY POSSIBLE!

    Ravens Fan!

  164. dadsource says: May 8, 2015 9:27 PM

    Pick sucked out loud. High round Florida player with the same skill set as 1000 other guys. Situational player, not a 4 down player, spend big money on him???? Cmon, bad pick we could have used Williams or cooper, but now the guy I wanted least is on the shelf. Lame v

  165. 52lightsxout52 says: May 8, 2015 9:31 PM

    conde89 says:
    May 8, 2015 5:12 PM

    From a Packer fan… I really feel sorry for u guys…. 3-13

    Viking troll ^^^this guy^^^

  166. joenowlan says: May 8, 2015 9:31 PM

    Well, they can’t blame Brady & Belichick for this. Some will try, though….

  167. bushwoodcc says: May 8, 2015 9:42 PM

    Horrible news for this young, the Jags and their fans.

    Here’s to a full recovery for him and a strong return in 2016.

  168. formerlyknownasliver says: May 8, 2015 10:16 PM

    Sad news,you hate to see this happen to anyone. Vikings fan

  169. Carl Gray says: May 8, 2015 10:29 PM

    This loser didn’t come to the greatest franchise in the world. Why should I care?

    #RedAndGoldEmpire
    #BowToNorthernCal

  170. eglsfan says: May 8, 2015 10:41 PM

    I don’t get it…dudes blowing out ACL’s in a non contact deal….like Derrick Rose driving the lane & collapses……just a theory but these dudes are so fit & tight that it just snaps…..Anyway I feel bad for Fowler & the Jags………

  171. hescominsoon says: May 8, 2015 10:50 PM

    There is something wrong with the nfl and imo it is the artificial feilds. waaaay too many knee injuries…I hope his salary is injury guaranteed.

  172. Damidwesterner says: May 8, 2015 10:52 PM

    It’s bad. And he hasn’t signed his contract yet. But he did get hurt at the facility and not off on his own….

  173. istateyourname says: May 8, 2015 10:58 PM

    Well, look on the bright side, there will be another seat filled in the stadium on game days, and who knows, if he brings a few friends, maybe they could put a real dent in all those empty seats…

  174. steelcityfinest13 says: May 8, 2015 11:08 PM

    Trash talking about hating your team or the back and forth bickering between us fans comes to a halt when this happen,,,you never want to see this happen to a anybody,,, GET WELL SOON YOUNG WARRIOR

    #STEELERNATION

  175. taylormaximus says: May 8, 2015 11:10 PM

    Jaguars don’t deserve this, the Steelers do!

  176. wackyjag says: May 8, 2015 11:13 PM

    Kid is only 20……..everything is gonna be alright…..

  177. biggs13 says: May 8, 2015 11:21 PM

    bummer get well soon

  178. rickybobbie says: May 8, 2015 11:29 PM

    He will recover and be fine.

  179. deezenucks says: May 8, 2015 11:31 PM

    Been a jag fan for 29 years and and this might hurt the most. So excited for the season and to watch him play.
    It’s really cool to read all the well wishes from other fans though.
    If the black cloud ever leaves watch out for the Jags!

  180. txndave says: May 9, 2015 12:21 AM

    As a Texans fan, I always root against the teams in our division. But wow man, this sucks for all of us football fans.

    Signed,
    All of H-Town

  181. emaimo80 says: May 9, 2015 12:21 AM

    deezenucks | May 8, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT
    Been a jag fan for 29 years and and this might hurt the most. So excited for the season and to watch him play.
    It’s really cool to read all the well wishes from other fans though.
    If the black cloud ever leaves watch out for the Jags!
    ——-
    Jags have only been around for 20 years.

  182. mancave001 says: May 9, 2015 12:38 AM

    Terrible. Feel so bad for the kid.

    Eagles Fan

  183. bvolke says: May 9, 2015 3:05 AM

    I wanted to see this guy play and I’m not even a Jags fan. That sucks.

  184. jonathankrobinson424 says: May 9, 2015 3:29 AM

    …it looks like fowler just ran up against a unmovable wall and just couldnt move him..that offensive linemanWAS THAT WALL.

  185. motherfucxer says: May 9, 2015 4:43 AM

    deezenucks says:
    May 8, 2015 11:31 PM
    Been a jag fan for 29 years and and this might hurt the most. So excited for the season and to watch him play.
    It’s really cool to read all the well wishes from other fans though.
    If the black cloud ever leaves watch out for the Jags!
    —————————-
    Dude the Jags have only been a NFL Franchise for 20 years. Since 95. But thanks for being there the previous 9 years cheering us on.lol, I realize it was prob a typo but just had to razz you.

  186. rayslover727 says: May 9, 2015 6:56 AM

    Terrible for the player, the club, and the fans. Hoping he makes it back 100 percent.

    -Raider fan living in Florida.

  187. nflpoker says: May 9, 2015 7:07 AM

    I hope that he recovers quickly and is back up to 100% real soon. This really sux. I hope nothing but the best for him.

    Now…

    Why does there have to be trolls on here?? Calling him a bust, etc., etc., etc.. Absolutely no class, as if they care.

    Good luck to him and the Jags. Will be wishing you both the best this year.

    – Vikings fan

  188. pekkle007 says: May 9, 2015 8:12 AM

    Hey Jags nation! Now do you wish you would’ve taken Leonard Williams?

  189. stinkymcmulligan says: May 9, 2015 8:14 AM

    Wasnt this the clown who was reaking of wanting attention, wearing those riduclous shoes at the draft? I call that karma.

  190. anewshole says: May 9, 2015 8:20 AM

    i wouldn’t want to play for the Jags either

  191. graymalkin26 says: May 9, 2015 8:27 AM

    Hahaha…

  192. troylok says: May 9, 2015 9:58 AM

    Wow, I feel really sorry for the dude. That is all kinds of snake bit.

    Still, there is a part of me that is thankful that my Redskins never got the opportunity to draft him.

  193. kcflake says: May 9, 2015 12:39 PM

    Not a Jags Fan, but I eel bad for the kid. Hope he can heal up and still have a chance to play next year.

  194. greenbaychicksarefat says: May 9, 2015 2:38 PM

    Too bad it wasn’t Sharon Rodgers

  195. lscratchingthesurface says: May 9, 2015 5:42 PM

    First things first: I am so sorry Jags and their fans.
    I hope he returns next season good as new! Stay strong, Fowler!
    Thoughts from Chiefs kingdom

  196. deezenucks says: May 9, 2015 9:56 PM

    20 years sorry. 9 is beside the zero on the iPhone

  197. salutethis says: May 10, 2015 11:14 AM

    Man, that sucks … Sorry jags fans!

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