|Offense||28th||78.8 (30th)||215.1 (20th)|
|Defense||23rd||131.8 (24th)||247.6 (24th)|
Entering a contract year following a disappointing season, the stakes couldn't be higher for
"I'm on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain," Shorts said. "I still have some work to do and I'm not 100 percent yet, but I'm looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back."
Coach Gus Bradley commented that Shorts is "leaner" and more focused than before on becoming a better contributor to the offense. Shorts will experience his first training camp where he's not learning a new playbook. He had a career-high 66 catches last year for 777 yards and three touchdowns.
“It’s been an opportunity to get experience over the years and also learn,” Gerhart said. “I’ve stayed fresh, stayed strong and healthy, and I’m ready for my shot now.”
Gerhart has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career. The Jaguars hope he'll become their featured back, the report said.
"There’s always a prove-yourself situation, especially coming in to a team," Gerhart said. "I was one of the first running backs signed in free agency. Coming in where Maurice [Jones-Drew] was, there’s definitely going to be that added pressure to prove yourself.
"I haven’t had the opportunity to play a full 16 games as a starter so I think a lot of people are going to wait and see before the jury’s out on me. I’m excited about that and ready to show what I can do."
Allen told Sports Illustrated that he collided with a Bills offensive lineman and begin to suffer some concussion-like symptoms such as seeing double. The next day MRI results concluded that he needed extensive testing. After three days of tests, doctors said that part of his brain had become inactive and that he'd be on blood-thinning medication for the rest of his life.
Allen has been invited to return to the Jaguars and help the team off the field. He plans on coaching high school football in California.
In the wake of the release of veteran linebacker Russell Allen, the
Watson had 42 total tackles, two sacks, an interception, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a blocked punt with the Bucs last year.
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