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Many questions, few answers on Telvin Smith’s year off

Since Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith made the surprising announcement that he’s skipping the 2019 NFL season, there have been many questions about what prompted him to make that decision. And few answers. The Florida Times-Union spoke to several people who know Smith and didn’t hear much beyond the vague comments Smith gave when he made [more]

Which General Managers are on the hot seat, post-Maccagnan?

One of the biggest stories of the week came on Wednesday, when the Jets fired G.M. Mike Maccagnan. That move sparked Friday’s PFT Live draft, which looked at the General Managers who are on the hottest seats as the 2019 season approaches. The stakes are high. Although Dave Gettleman and John Dorsey landed new G.M. jobs [more]

Jaguars work out Mike Gillislee

The Jaguars took a look at a potential veteran addition to their backfield on Thursday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team had Mike Gillislee in for a workout. It’s the first word about a team showing interest in Gillislee since he worked out for the Lions in February. Gillislee was on the [more]

Myles Jack doesn’t want to change role as part of plan to replace Telvin Smith

When discussing linebacker Telvin Smith‘s decision not to play football in 2019 last week, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that he “kind of put football to the side” and that his chief concern was that Smith was OK. Football matters will eventually factor into the Jaguars’ response to Smith’s absence. Chief among those matters [more]

Jaguars sign five, cut five after rookie minicamp

Rookie minicamp is over for the Jaguars and the team marked the occasion by churning the bottom of the roster. The team announced that five players who tried out for the team this weekend have signed contracts with the team. Offensive lineman Jordan Agasiva, tight end Michael Colubiale, tight end Charles Jones, cornerback Jocquez Kalili [more]

Telvin Smith to critics: “Football ain’t everything”

The Jaguars still don’t seem to know why linebacker Telvin Smith decided to walk away from football, as they hadn’t talked to him as of yesterday. But when questioned on social media about his decision to not play in 2019, Smith shared his message with the world. “Why is it so crazy I want to [more]

Doug Marrone’s priority is supporting Telvin Smith

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone still hasn’t talked to linebacker Telvin Smith, but he had a message for him anyway. Marrone said he hopes Smith knows the team is there to support him, after he announced Thursday he was taking a year off from football to “get my world in order.” “For me, I kind of [more]

Jaguars officially sign 21 undrafted free agents

The Jacksonville Jaguars have their undrafted free agent class officially signed ahead of the start of their three-day rookie mini-camp this week. The group consists of five wide receivers, five cornerbacks, three defensive tackles, two safeties, two linebackers, two offensive linemen, a tight end and a defensive end. The full undrafted class consists of: Wide [more]

Jaguars sign fifth-rounder Ryquell Armstead

The Jaguars have signed a fifth draft pick, leaving only two unsigned. The team announced fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead is under contract, joining second-round pick Jawaan Taylor, third-round choice Josh Oliver, sixth-round choice Gardner Minshew and seventh-round pick Dontavius Russell in signing his rookie deal. Armstead, a running back from Temple, finished last season with [more]

Jaguars sign second-round pick Jawaan Taylor

Second-round pick Jawaan Taylor has signed his rookie deal with the Jaguars, a source tells PFT. The team announced three signings of their draft class earlier Thursday, with third-round choice Josh Oliver, sixth-round choice Gardner Minshew and seventh-round pick Dontavius Russell agreeing to terms. Taylor’s signing leaves three of the team’s draft picks unsigned. Taylor, [more]

Jaguars sign third-round pick Josh Oliver

The Jaguars announced they have signed a third member of their draft class. Third-round choice Josh Oliver agreed to terms Thursday, joining sixth-round choice Gardner Minshew and seventh-round pick Dontavius Russell in signing his rookie deal. That leaves four of the team’s draft picks unsigned. Oliver, a tight end from San Jose State, played 49 [more]

Jaguars sign sixth-round choice Gardner Minshew

The Jaguars signed sixth-round choice Gardner Minshew on Thursday, the team announced. The Washington State quarterback becomes the second of Jacksonville’s seven draft selections to sign. The Jaguars signed seventh-round pick Dontavius Russell earlier in the day. “I think all of the past experiences have prepared me for this moment and this opportunity, and I’m [more]

Which coach/quarterback combo would you want to face Bill Belichick?

Rams coach Sean McVay recently admitted to working hard but not working smart when preparing to face Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Facing the best coach in the history of football (and perhaps organized sports) can do that to an opponent. Belichick is simply hard to beat, for a variety of reasons. He’s brilliant. He’s focused. [more]

Jaguars release Blair Brown, Donald Payne

It’s been a busy day for the Jaguars. They signed a draft pick, learned linebacker Telvin Smith isn’t planning to play this season and waived six players. Two of those departures — quarterback Cody Kessler and running back David Williams — were reported ahead of official word of the moves. The NFL’s daily transaction wire [more]

Jaguars sign seventh-rounder Dontavius Russell

The Jaguars learned they won’t have linebacker Telvin Smith on the roster in 2019 on Thursday while they were also sewing up the first deal with a member of their draft class. The team announced that seventh-round pick Dontavius Russell has agreed to terms on a contract. It’s a four-year deal for the former Auburn [more]

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