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Leonard Fournette, Marqise Lee, A.J. Bouye won’t play in game this week

Running back Leonard Fournette, receiver Marqise Lee and cornerback A.J. Bouye will not play for the Jaguars in their dress rehearsal against the Panthers on Thursday night, coach Doug Marrone said Monday, according to the Associated Press. Marrone also ruled out running back T.J. Yeldon (hamstring) and tight end Mychal Rivera (hand). Fournette’s last practice [more]

Cam Newton throws more, may play this week

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton increased his workload in practice Monday, which could lead to his first work of the preseason. Via David Newton of ESPN.com, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said they need to see whether Newton shows up to work in the morning sore before they declare whether he’ll play Thursday night in Jacksonville. He [more]

Jaguars players don’t think QB change would affect them much

The Jaguars went into training camp with Blake Bortles set to be the team’s starting quarterback, but two poor performances in preseason games and some shaky days of practice have opened the door for Chad Henne to take the job. For those two players, coach Doug Marrone’s ultimate decision is a big one. Other players [more]

Dante Fowler charged with three misdemeanors due to July incident

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler is set to play in his first regular season game of the year on September 10 and he has a court date set for the next day. Fowler was arrested in July after an incident in an apartment complex parking lot. NFL.com reports that he was formally charged with three [more]

Leonard Fournette, Marqise Lee expect to be back for Week One

The Jaguars offense can use all the help it can find right now and two injured players say they’ll be back to provide some by the first week of the regular season. Running back Leonard Fournette said his foot is “most definitely” feeling better than it was when he got hurt in practice a week [more]

Jaguars add running back DuJuan Harris

After running back T.J. Yeldon suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday, the Jaguars have added some depth at the position. Veteran DuJuan Harris has signed with Jacksonville. Harris originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Jaguars in 2011. He’s had a long NFL journey that saw stops in Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Minnesota, [more]

Blake Bortles tuning out criticism as he tries to keep his job

Even though most people are openly wondering if Blake Bortles should remain the starting quarterback in Jacksonville (including, apparently, the Jaguars), Bortles isn’t worrying about it. Mostly, because he’s not aware of it. Via John Reid of the Florida Times-Union, Bortles said he’s gone into radio silence as he tries to focus on keeping the [more]

Bucs-Jags becomes lowest rated ESPN preseason game since 2005

While it’s too early to start wringing hands and/or gnashing teeth about TV ratings for 2017, ESPN’s debut broadcast did not fare well. At all. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Thursday’s games between the Buccaneers and the Jaguars generated  a 1.6 rating. Based on numbers from Sports Media Watch, that’s the lowest [more]

Calls for NFL boycott emerging from Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment

The crowdsourcing effort by teams like the Ravens to determine whether Colin Kaepernick should have a job now has another factor to consider: Fans who believe Kaepernick is being unfairly shunned may shun pro football. In addition to online petitions that have lingered for the past few weeks, the Atlanta NAACP announced on Friday a [more]

Not everyone likes the new-old approach to football in Jacksonville

Lost in the sudden quarterback controversy in Jacksonville is the fact that there has been a sudden, in 2017, increase in the physicality and overall demands of training camp under coach Doug Marrone and executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin. Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com paints a positive picture of the new approach, which includes [more]

Jags bringing in Patrick Murray as part of kicker workouts

Kicker Dan Carpenter will have some company as he tries to land a job with the Jaguars. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Friday that Carpenter will have a workout in Jacksonville and updated the report later in the day to note that Patrick Murray will also be getting a look. Murray appeared in [more]

McCloughan: Jags should be patient with QBs they have

Former San Francisco and Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan made his first visit to PFT Live (as a non-G.M.) on Monday, and I had a project for him. I pretended to be Tom Coughlin (Scot even called five minutes early), and I asked him to pretend to be G.M. Dave Caldwell. We then tried to identify [more]

Simms: Bortles “was not put on earth to throw the football”

Chris Simms officially joins PFT Live on Monday. He offered a preview of the candor he’ll be bringing to the show during a Friday morning phone call. The target was embattled Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. “The man was not put on earth to throw the football,” Simms said. “He is something that I would call [more]

Jaguars set to work out Dan Carpenter

The Jaguars are looking for someone to lead their offense and they may also be in the market for a new kicker. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Jags will work out Dan Carpenter as a possible competitor for the job currently held by Jason Myers. Myers missed a field goal and an [more]

Blake Bortles’ contract may force Jaguars to go with Chad Henne

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says there’s now a competition at quarterback between incumbent starter Blake Bortles and veteran backup Chad Henne. But if the two are close enough to be in competition at all, it’s hard to imagine how the Jaguars could justify giving the job to Bortles. That’s because Bortles’ contract contains a $19 [more]

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