Top Jaguars News

  • Jaguars' D.J. Chark: Shows improved hands

    Chark displayed reliable hands throughout offseason practices and training camp, often appearing to be Jacksonville's best wide receiver, according to ESPN.com's Mike DiRocco.

    The 2018 second-round pick seems to be making progress after a quiet rookie season, though he's caught just one of four targets for two yards through the first two weeks of the preseason. Despite his strong work this summer, Chark may need to battle for snaps with Chris Conley and Marqise Lee (knee), while Dede Westbrook (groin) appears safe in his starting role. Chark should get a good chunk of playing time in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

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  • Jaguars' Alfred Blue: Using walking boot

    Blue (ankle) is in a walking boot and won't play in Thursday's preseason game against Miami, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

    Blue's absence could provide a nice opportunity for fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead, who passed through the final stage of the NFL's concussion protocol Sunday. The rookie still has time to make his case for a backup role, though Blue appeared to have the lead for the No. 2 job before he injured his ankle. The messy depth situation could encourage Jacksonville to give Leonard Fournette all the work he can handle.

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  • Jaguars' Marcell Dareus: Dealing with elbow injury

    Dareus isn't participating at practice Monday due to an elbow injury, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

    Dareus didn't play in Thursday's preseason contest against the Eagles, but it's not clear if that was because of the elbow issue or if he was just one of the many starters rested by coach Doug Marrone. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the veteran defensive tackle could see limited preseason reps even if it's a minor concern.

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  • Jaguars' Ryquell Armstead: Cleared from concussion

    Armstead cleared the concussion protocol, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

    Armstead suffered the injury in the preseason opener and missed the following game. He should be back for Thursday's exhibition against Jacksonville to battle for backup work behind Leonard Fournette. Alfred Blue's expected absence due to an ankle injury frees up more reps for Armstead, Thomas Rawls, Devante Mays and Elijah Hood. Based on the division of playing time the past two weeks, Blue appeared to have a lead for the No. 2 role.

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  • Jaguars' Ryquell Armstead: Could make preseason debut

    Coach Doug Marrone said Sunday that Armstead is in the final day of the concussion protocol and could play in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

    Armstead apparently received good news after returning to practice Saturday. He should continue to practice leading up to the game and could even see additional reps while Alfred Blue is sidelined with an ankle injury. Given that he missed the first two weeks of the preseason, Armstead could be tasked with a sizable workload Thursday against Miami.

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  • Jaguars' Andrew Norwell: Returns to practice

    Norwell (quadriceps) was back on the practice field Saturday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

    That's certainly good news for the Jacksonville offense. The team figures to take it easy with the starting left guard, and he should be eased back into action.

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  • Jaguars' Ryquell Armstead: Back at practice Saturday

    Armstead (head) returned to practice Saturday, Phillip Heilman of the Athletic reports.

    Armstead was unable to play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles as he remained subject to the league's concussion protocol, but he appears on pace to play in the Jaguars' next exhibition on Aug. 22 in Miami. Backup Alfred Blue will likely be sidelined due to a sprained ankle, so Armstead could be in line for additional reps behind starter Leonard Fournette.

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  • Jaguars' Alfred Blue: Likely out preseason Week 3

    Blue (ankle) is not expected to practice throughout the upcoming week and will likely miss Thursday's exhibition matchup against the Dolphins as a result, Phillip Heilman of the Athletic reports.

    Blue isn't expected to miss too much more time with an ankle sprain, but the Jaguars will proceed cautiously with the veteran running back in the short term. Ryquell Armstead (head), Thomas Rawls, Elijah Hood and Devante Mays could all see additional reps out of the backfield behind Leonard Fournette with Blue still sidelined.

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  • Jaguars' Marqise Lee: Removed from PUP list

    Lee (knee) has been activated from the PUP list and will practice Saturday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

    Lee's potential availability for Week 1 of the regular season didn't look too promising throughout training camp, but his sudden return to the practice field Saturday is quite a positive development for the Jaguars offense as starting wide receiver Dede Westbrook (groin) is nursing an injury of his own. Lee, who tore his ACL in August of 2018, will now have several weeks to get in tune with newcomer Nick Foles before the team's first contest against the Chiefs on Sep. 8.

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  • Jaguars' Elijah Hood: Signs with Jacksonville

    Hood signed a contract with the Jaguars on Saturday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

    Primary backup Alfred Blue picked up an ankle injury during the team's second preseason contest, joining Ryquell Armstead (head) as backs with multiweek injuries. As a result, Hood will slot in behind Thomas Rawls on the team's depth chart and could wind up receiving some work in the preseason should Blue or Armstead continue to miss time.

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  • Jaguars' Tre McBride: Totals 47 receiving yards

    McBride caught four of five targets for 47 yards in Thursday's preseason contest against the Eagles.

    McBride was the lone pass catcher with multiple receptions (three) or double-digit receiving yards (43) in the preseason opener. The 26-year-old hasn't seen regular-season action since 2017 with the Bears, a season in which he played eight games.

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  • Jaguars' Alfred Blue: Escapes with ankle sprain

    Blue has been diagnosed with an ankle sprain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Blue got the start in Thursday's preseason loss to Philadelphia, taking four carries for five yards before exiting with an ankle injury. He was replaced by Thomas Rawls and later Devante Mays, with rookie fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead (head) unavailable for the contest. It still isn't clear how Jacksonville will divide backup work behind Leonard Fournette, though Blue at least seems to have a slight lead for the No. 2 job.

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  • Jaguars' C.J. Board: Leads team in receiving

    Board caught five of six targets for 54 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles.

    Board had only one catch for five yards in the preseason opener last week as the Jaguars mustered only 112 yards of offense, but he was significantly more involved Thursday. The 25-year-old has his work cut out for him to make the 53-man roster, but he should give himself a chance if he can build on Thursday's performance.

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  • Jaguars' Gardner Minshew: Improves in second outing

    Minshew completed 19 of 29 passes for 202 yards with zero touchdowns or interceptions and rushed twice for two yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles.

    Minshew managed only 46 passing yards in the preseason opener last week, but he looked significantly better Thursday as he played well into the third quarter. The rookie sixth-round pick is still looking to lead his first touchdown drive, but it was undoubtedly a step in the right direction as he again played with mostly second- and third-string players. According to Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL, coach Doug Marrone is increasingly encouraged by the rookie, who remains the clear favorite for the backup job at QB behind Nick Foles. "[Minshew] did a lot for me where I feel that he's done a good job," Marrone said.

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  • Jaguars' D.J. Alexander: Returns from stinger

    Alexander (neck) had two assisted tackles in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

    Alexander was forced to exit the preseason opener due to the stinger, but it ended up being a minor injury. The 27-year-old is battling for a job as a special-teams contributor.

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  • Jaguars' Thomas Rawls: Struggles with added workload

    Rawls had seven carries for 19 yards and three catches for 19 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles.

    With Leonard Fournette resting and Ryquell Armstead (head) unavailable, Alfred Blue got the start at running back before exiting with an ankle injury. Rawls didn't do much with his chances, but he at least was better than Devante Mays, who lost one yard on five carries and gained 15 yards on two catches. Jacksonville's backup running back situation remains precarious, giving Rawls a real shot at a Week 1 roster spot, even after he missed time at training camp with a hamstring.

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  • Jaguars' Ryquell Armstead: Sits out against Eagles

    Armstead (head) didn't play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Eagles.

    Armstead was checked for a head injury during Jacksonville's preseason opener the previous week, so he may still be in the concussion protocol. He didn't lose any ground in the battle for backup work, as Alfred Blue injured his ankle while Thomas Rawls and Devante Mays combined for 18 yards on 12 carries. The rookie fifth-round pick still has a shot to enter Week 1 in the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

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  • Jaguars' Ben Koyack: Snags both targets in loss

    Koyack brought in both of his targets for 17 yards in the Jaguars' 24-10 preseason loss to the Eagles on Thursday.

    Koyack is presumably battling fellow 2015 draftee James O'Shaughnessy for the team's third tight end spot, and in that regard, he gave a solid accounting of himself Thursday. The fifth-year pro showed some promise with a 19-161-1 line during his rookie season, but he's logged just five receptions (seven targets) across 23 games over the subsequent pair of campaigns.

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  • Jaguars' James O'Shaughnessy: Makes impact on one catch

    O'Shaughnessy brought in his only target for 18 yards in the Jaguars' 24-10 preseason loss to the Eagles on Thursday.

    The veteran tight end was able to make an impact with his one reception, drawing the start with projected starter Geoff Swaim (undisclosed) out of action. O'Shaughnessy projects to primarily serve as a blocking tight end once again in 2019 if he does make the roster, with that far from a guarantee despite the fact he's coming off a 2018 campaign in which he set career highs in receptions (24) and receiving yards (214). Josh Oliver is essentially a lock for a roster spot as a rookie third-round pick, while Ben Koyack is also in the mix.

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2018 Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 107.7
(19th)
214.4
(26th)
302.0
(27th)
Def. 116.9
(19th)
209.6
(2nd)
311.4
(5th)

Injuries

Player Injury
D. Westbrook WR Dede Westbrook WR Groin
A. Blue RB Alfred Blue RB Ankle
M. Lee WR Marqise Lee WR Knee
A. Bouye CB A.J. Bouye CB Hamstring
G. Swaim TE Geoff Swaim TE Undisclosed

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