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Coughlin: Bortles needs consistency, production

As the Jaguars and Buccaneers prepared to square off in Week Two of the preseason, new Jacksonville executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin was interviewed by Lisa Salters of ESPN. He was asked about the quarterback Coughlin inherited, Blake Bortles. “He’s athletic, he has ability,” Coughlin said. “He’s got to establish himself with consistency, [more]

Derrick Henry says the NFL is “a little bit faster” than the SEC

Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette raised some eyebrows when he said after his first preseason game that NFL play is slower than he thought and “really easy” after playing in the SEC at LSU. Another recent SEC star isn’t willing to go quite as far. Titans running back Derrick Henry, a second-year player who [more]

Blake Bortles says arm is fine

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was pulled from Sunday’s practice after throwing a pair of interceptions because, per coach Doug Marrone, it looked like he had a tired arm. Bortles has been back to a full workload the last two days and said on Tuesday that he has taken more reps this summer than in any [more]

Bucs, Jags scuffle several times during joint practice

On Monday, Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotson said that Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler is less of a hot-head than he was when the two men scuffled during a joint practice. While Dotson and Fowler were able to find a way to work together without fighting, the same could not be said of their teammates when [more]

Allen Robinson is getting frustrated with Blake Bortles, apparently

As the Jaguars try to figure out whether quarterback Blake Bortles is the guy, Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson may be voting with his mouth. Via Big Cat Country, Robinson muttered a message to Bortles after an overthrown pass that Bortles didn’t hear, but that he surely will hear about. “F–king keep that sh-t in bounds, [more]

Bucs tackle says Dante Fowler not “as much of a hot-head”

After an offseason of off-field issues, Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler insisted he wasn’t that guy. And so far, he’s at least convinced Buccaneers right tackle Demar Dotson that he’s changed. Last year in joint workouts between the Jaguars and Bucs, the two went head-to-head and fought, leading to Fowler’s removal from the practice. This [more]

Doug Marrone says Blake Bortles has a tired arm

The Jacksonville Jaguars have eased back on the workload for quarterback Blake Bortles in recent days. Head coach Doug Marrone says the reason is because he believes Bortles is dealing with a tired throwing arm. “I just saw that his arm looked tired,” Marrone said, via the Associated Press. “So rather than push him knowing he [more]

Jaguars claim CB Charles James II off waivers

The Jaguars have claimed fourth-year cornerback Charles James II off waivers from the Bills, the club announced Monday. To make room on the roster, the team waived rookie receiver Kenneth Walker.   James, a Jacksonville native, has appeared in 34 career games with 43 tackles and two passes defensed. He played collegiately at Charleston Southern [more]

Leonard Fournette won’t play on Thursday

The Jaguars practiced without running back Leonard Fournette again on Monday and they will play without him on Thursday. That was the word from coach Doug Marrone after Monday’s practice. Marrone said that Fournette, who is dealing with a foot injury, and wide receiver Marqise Lee, who reportedly has a high ankle sprain, will not [more]

Marqise Lee has high-ankle sprain, may miss start of season

The Jaguars may start the season down a wide receiver. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee suffered a high-ankle sprain and may not be ready for Week One. That’s worse news than the Jaguars were initially hoping for: The early indications were that he wouldn’t miss much time after hurting [more]

Patriots holding nearly twice as many players out of games as rest of league

The Patriots have long been proponents of joint workouts with other teams in training camp. And Patriots coach Bill Belichick may be using those snaps to take the place of evaluation he’d otherwise need a preseason game for. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, the Patriots held 40 of their 90 players out of their [more]

Jaguars sign Andrew Gachkar

The Jaguars added some experience to their linebacking corps on Sunday. The team announced the signing of Andrew Gachkar to the 90-man roster. Rookie linebacker Justin Horton was waived/injured to create space for Gachkar. Gachkar spent the last two seasons with the Cowboys and entered the league as a 2011 seventh-round pick by the Chargers. [more]

Marqise Lee injury reportedly not a serious one

Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee hurt his right ankle at Sunday’s practice, but it appears he’s avoided a major injury. Lee was carted off for further evaluation and multiple reports say that Lee avoided a serious injury despite how serious things may have looked at the time. There’s no word on how much time Lee [more]

Leonard Fournette has a foot injury

Maybe the NFL isn’t as easy as Leonard Fournette thought it would be, after all. The rookie, taken fourth overall in the draft, has a foot injury. Coach Doug Marrone disclosed the condition to reporters on Sunday, adding that the team is “being careful with him.” It may be nothing and it possibly wouldn’t keep Fournette [more]

Marqise Lee carted off with ankle injury

A deep Jaguars depth chart at receiver is about to be tested. Marqise Lee, who emerged last season with 851 receiving yards, was carted from the practice field on Sunday. Via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Lee had an air cast placed on his right ankle after suffering a non-contact injury. Lee actually outproduced [more]

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