Posted on: May 18, 2010 1:05 pm
The Jacksonville Times-Union reports that Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis is skipping the team's voluntary organized team activities as he holds out for a new contract.
Mathis has two years remaining on his existing contract, which was originally for $25.5 million over five years.
Jags coach Jack Del Rio reportedly was asked if the team was talking about an extension for Mathis or if they would offer him a new contract. He responded "no" to both inquiries.
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:55 am
A teleconference fan forum conducted by the Jaguars seemed like a good idea to engage season-ticket holders and encourage them to renew.
But, the Jacksonville Times-Union reports that it turned into an embarrassment when word got out that a poll revealed participants were against drafting Tim Tebow by a 55-45 percent margin.
General manager Gene Smith and major Jaguars decision-makers had no idea the Tebow question, where fans gave a touch-tone response by phone, would be part of the forum. A marketing guy came up with the question, not realizing that singling out Tebow's draft status for a response would create a negative impression of the organization.
Posted on: March 15, 2010 10:52 am
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Posted on: February 12, 2010 10:58 am
Edited on: February 12, 2010 1:57 pm
The Tennessean reports that the Titans have offered a contract to former Jacksonville wide receiver Matt Jones , citing a person close to the matter.
The story noted that Jones worked out for Tennessee last September, but while the Titans maintained interest in him, they never made an offer.
Jones also worked out for the Bengals this week and could be weighing a potential offer from Cincinnati as well.
UPDATE: Bengals it is .
Posted on: January 27, 2010 3:16 pm
Defensive line coach Ted Monachino became the 19th assistant to be fired by coach Jack Del Rio during his seven-year tenure, acording to the Florida Times-Union.
Monachino was replaced by veteran coach Joe Cullen.
Cullen coached at Idaho State last year after being with the Detroit Lions the three previous seasons. He was arrested twice in a week in 2006 and suspended for a game by the Lions and the league and fined $20,000.
Del Rio will have at least three new coaches on his staff this year after the recent resignations of tight ends coach Mike Tice and running backs coach Kennedy Pola.
Posted on: October 6, 2009 10:29 am
Seattle starting QB Matt Hasselbeck is scheduled to practice on Wednesday, and the News Tribune reports that if things go well, he could return to action as early as Sunday, when the Seahawks will host Jacksonville.
Hasselbeck suffered a fractured rib on Sept. 20 after a hard hit from 49ers LB Patrick Willis. He has missed two games since. Seattle has lost three straight games.
Seahawks coach Jim Mora said whether Hasselbeck plays on Sunday will depend on how he feels when he returns to practice.
"I think if he can do some things, that will give him a little more confidence," Mora said. "And then if he can do a little bit more Thursday, a little bit more Friday and hopefully be ready to go Sunday. But we just have to see."
Posted on: June 25, 2009 2:24 pm
According to the Jacksonville Times-Union, Jacksonville seeks to trade Dennis Northcutt, one of the longest-tenured receivers remaining on the roster.
Northcutt's age and salary, combined with the addition of veteran Torry Holt and rookies appear to have made the 10-year veteran expendable.
Northcutt signed a five-year, $17 million contract with the Jaguars in 2007 that included a $4.5 million signing bonus. He is 31 and is scheduled to make $2.75 million.
Posted on: April 20, 2009 9:08 am
Sources familiar with the situation said the wide receiver would like to join the Jaguars, but the team is looking to make a deal that makes sense financially.
Before his release, Holt was scheduled to make $8 million this season with the St. Louis Rams, which doesn't fall in line with Jacksonville's philosophy of fiscal frugality toward free agents this year.
The acquisition of Holt would give the club its first legitimate No. 1 receiver since the 2006 retirement of Jimmy Smith.