After surprising most observers by tallying 6 1/2 sacks last season, Jaguars defensive end Ryan Davis isn't content to rest on his laurels, aiming to improve on those numbers in 2015, per the Jacksonville Times-Union. Davis played on just 27.6 percent of the Jags' snaps last season, but with the season-ending injury to rookie Dante Fowler, those numbers likely will increase. "My mind-set has always been to elevate my level of play every year," Davis said. "I'm going to come in and be in great shape, and from the mental aspect, my expectation is to come out and be better than last year."
The Jaguars have re-signed exclusive rights free agent defensive end Ryan Davis to a new deal on Friday, per the Florida Times Union. Davis, 26, signed with the Jaguars in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. He posted 6 1/2 sacks in 16 games last season for Jacksonville.
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (foot) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (elbow) are active for Thursday night's Week 16 matchup with the Titans. Bortles was listed as questionable to play on the team's final injury report but was reported to be starting earlier Thursday. Lee was listed as probable to play after catching four of his 10 targets for 14 yards in Week 15. Players who were on the team's final Week 16 injury report who are also active include defensive end Ryan Davis (hip) and safety Josh Evans (foot), both of whom were questionable to suit up Thursday.
Defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) are the lone Jaguars ruled out for the Thursday game against the Titans. Among the questionables are defensive end Ryan Davis (hip), defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot) and wideout Tommy Streeter (abdomen). Defensive end Chris Clemons (knee) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (elbow) are probable.
The following players on the injury report have been ruled active for the Jaguars on Sunday against Tennessee: Ryan Davis (shoulder), Dwayne Gratz (head), Clay Harbor (back), Allen Hurns (foot), Storm Johnson (ankle), Marqise Lee (hamstring), Roy Miller (ankle), Paul Posluszny (knee), Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Dekoda Watson (shoulder).