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Jaguars' Josh Lambo: Inks four-year extension
Lambo announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Jaguars.
In a league where kicking has proved paramount of late, it was a priority for Jacksonville to lock down one of the NFL's more successful legs of the past couple seasons. Not only did Lambo recently set a franchise record for most consecutive field goals (24) in 2018, but he nailed a career-long 57-yarder and boosted his conversion rate on field-goal attempts to 85.7 percent over four seasons. He could be in the discussion for fantasy consideration in 2019 depending on how Jacksonville's offensive personnel looks when training camp rolls around.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Marqise Lee: Says he's on track
Lee (knee) believes he's a bit ahead of schedule in his rehab, with the expectation to be ready for the start of the 2019 season, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports.
Lee suffered an ACL tear during the third week of the preseason, undergoing reconstructive surgery shortly thereafter. Reports on his progress haven't gotten into specifics, and it's still too early for any kind of timeline regarding a return to football activities. It's safe to assume he'll be absent or limited during the offseason program as he gears up for the second season of a four-year, $34 million contract. The structure of the deal keeps him safe through 2019, but he could be a cap casualty the following year if he doesn't bounce back strong from his injury. The Jaguars also have Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark and Keelan Cole under contract, giving them a diverse group of wideouts with the benefit of youth, though there isn't a 1,000-yard season (or even close) among the bunch. The team presumably will prioritize finding a replacement for Blake Bortles at quarterback.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Future with team not decided
Though Seferian-Jenkins, whose 2018 season was cut short due to a core-muscle injury, tweeted a message that suggested his time with the Jaguars was over, Tad Dickman, the team's director of public relations, said a decision on that front has not yet been made, NFL.com's Nick Shook reports.
With that in mind, the Jaguars have until Feb. 19 to make a call on Seferian-Jenkins' 2019 contract option. In five games with the team before being placed on IR in October, the tight end caught 11 passes for 90 yards and a TD. The 26-year-old joined Jacksonville as a free agent after logging 50 catches for 357 yards and three TDs in 13 games for the Jets in 2017.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Leon Jacobs: Finishes with 21 tackles
Jacobs (quadriceps) had 21 tackles (16 solo) in 12 games during the 2018 season.
Jacobs landed on injured reserve after suffering the quad injury in early December, but before that had made three starts. That being said, the rookie seventh-round pick saw more than 20 defensive snaps only once, as he served in more of a rotational role even when starting. Still, it was a solid debut season considering his draft position, while the 23-year-old now enters his first full offseason in the league.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Nick DeLuca: Sees nine games in 2018
DeLuca had 12 tackles (10 solo), one sack and one forced fumble in nine games this season.
DeLuca was promoted from the Jaguars' practice squad in October and actually received a couple of starts toward the end of the season, though he saw only 46 defensive snaps between those two games. Still, it was a solid rookie campaign after he went undrafted out of North Dakota State last spring, as he's likely to push for a rotational role in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' D.J. Hayden: Posts 46 tackles in nickel role
Hayden had 46 tackles (39 solo), one sack and one interception in 10 games this season.
Hayden suffered a toe injury Week 2 that ended up costing him six games, but he otherwise served as the nickel cornerback and fill-in starter during his first season with Jacksonville. The 28-year-old was reliable in his role for the Jaguars when healthy and should serve in a similar role in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Dawuane Smoot: Plays only eight games
Smoot had four tackles (three solo) in eight games for the Jaguars in 2018.
Smoot had a decent rookie year with 20 tackles while playing in all 16 games but was limited to only eight games in 2018. The 2017 third-round pick served in a rotational role when active and is still looking for his first career sack. The Jaguars are likely to see some changes along their defensive line with their impending salary cap difficulties, and it will be up to Smoot to take advantage.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Cody Kessler: Rough 2018 season
Kessler completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 709 yards (5.4 per attempt) with two touchdowns and two interceptions over five games in 2018.
Kessler took over at quarterback for the benched Blake Bortles and started four games, contests in which the Jaguars scored only two offensive touchdowns before Bortles reclaimed starting duties for the season finale. Kessler was acquired from Cleveland in March and had no real competition for the backup quarterback job, which even at the time was a curious decision. Both Bortles and Kessler and under contract for 2019, but the Jaguars are unlikely to remain static at the position following the offensive disaster in 2018.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Eli Ankou: Minimal role in 2018
Ankou had four tackles (two solo) in two games during 2018.
Ankou was saddled by a calf issue for a few weeks during the season, but he was a healthy scratch for most of the campaign. The 24-year-old could see expanded opportunity in 2019 should Malik Jackson or Marcell Dareus end up a cap casualty, but he's unlikely to serve in more than a rotational role.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Abry Jones: Finishes 2018 with 29 tackles
Jones had 29 tackles (21 solo) and one sack in 15 games this season.
Jones started six of the final seven games of the season, as he eventually overtook Malik Jackson for a starting spot at defensive tackle. Jackson, Marcell Dareus, Eli Ankou and Jones are all under contract for next season. However, the Jaguars are in dire need of salary relief, considering Jackson and Dareus each carry cap hits exceeding $10 million. Therefore, it's likely at least one of the two is released.... See More ... See Less
Jaguars' Jarrod Wilson: Sticking in Jacksonville
Wilson signed a three-year contract with the Jaguars on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Wilson was set to be a restricted free agent but the Jaguars opted to ink him to an extension. The 24-year-old filled in at strong safety for the final three games of the season after Ronnie Harrison (knee) landed on injured reserve. Wilson could be an option at free safety for 2019 as well, since the Jaguars are hurting for cap space and veteran Tashaun Gipson is a potential cap casualty.... See More ... See Less
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