Jacksonville Jaguars News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Fansided: Jaguars rookie TE Josh Oliver adjusting to life in the NFL
There are plenty of expectations for Jacksonville Jaguars rookie tight end Josh Oliver.
The third-round draft pick out of San Jose State is known for his pass catching ability, something this team has lacked from the position. James O'Shaughnessy led all tight ends on the roster last season with 24 catches but no touchdowns to speak of. It was just one of the many issues Jacksonville faced last season. Now with Oliver on the roster and the addition of Geoff Swaim in free agency, the tight end room looks a bit different from last season.
When @Rharr_15 isn't baiting QBs into throws, he's spends his time out on the water fishing. https://t.co/gSEmFJshwM
Big Cat Country: Chris Conley making a good first impression
Through the first week of OTAs, the focus has as expected been on new quarterback Nick Foles and how the assumed elevation of the quarterback position that came with his signing in March would show on the practice field, especially with regards to how a more consistent performance under center could impact the performance of a much maligned receivers group. While Foles has received relatively high marks through his first week on the field as a Jaguar from those who have been able to be in attendance, it's been a familiar face for the quarterback that has thus far seemed to reap the most rewards on the field.
Fansided: Where do the Jaguars wide receivers rank in the NFL?
How good can the Jacksonville Jaguars wide receivers be? How will a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterback change the fortunes of this group in North Florida? Is the collection of pass catchers the team has on its roster really as bad as Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski believes they are?
In his story which ranks the 32 wide receiver groups in the NFL, the Jaguars aren't the worst in the NFL, but they almost there, coming in at 31st in the league. It's hard to argue about Jacksonville's lack of production last season and the number of dropped passes (which led the NFL) receivers had.
Last week the @tcjayfund hosted the 24th annual Jay Fund Celebrity Golf Classic and Gala. https://t.co/z7KOzcCecT
Fansided: Should the Jaguars sign Eric Berry?
From 2018 to 2019 the Jacksonville Jaguars will have a completely different safety core. Ronnie Harrison and Jarrod Wilson will be the last line of defense this year, but could they benefit from a veteran presence and potential starter in Eric Berry if an injury occurs?
The two Jaguars starters from last year in Week 1, Tashaun Gipson and Barry Church, are no longer on the team's roster.
A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro, Berry is continuing to recover from injuries. Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2014, torn Achilles in 2017, and Haglund's deformity in 2018 ultimately led to Berry's release from the Chiefs.
Week 1 of OTAs #DUUUVAL https://t.co/efV9UW2Ubv
Big Cat Country: Josh Allen likely to miss remainder of OTAs with knee injury
The Jaguars completed their first week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Friday, and while you can expect to likely hear more about the team's major off season acquisition on offense in quarterback Nick Foles, don't expect to hear much else regarding their biggest defensive addition, as first-round pick Josh Allen likely will be on the sidelines.
Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Jaguars will be keeping the seventh overall pick out of any drill work the remainder of the spring practices following a knee bruise he suffered on day one of team workouts.
Fansided: Leonard Fournette remains the centerpiece of the Jaguars offense
The Jacksonville Jaguars are giving running back Leonard Fournette every opportunity to become the star running back he was expected to be when the team drafted him fourth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
A new offensive coordinator in John DeFilippo, who has gone on record as saying that Leonard Fournette will be vital to the team's success running the football. A new running backs coach, in Terry Robiskie, who played football at LSU like Fournette and wants to help the young man grow on and off the field.
After just the first week of OTAs, @JoshO_3 and _flight17_ look like they'll be a big part of the offense this fall. https://t.co/5II5kH0UHp
Fansided: Jacksonville Jaguars OTAs: Impressions from Week 1
For three hot days under the North Florida sun, the Jacksonville Jaguars gave the media in attendance glimpses of what the offense may look like. As the team takes time off for the Memorial Day weekend, here is a look back at a few observations from the first week of OTAs from the practice fields at TIAA Bank Field.
Leonard Fournette has a clear path - Leonard Fournette, the much-maligned Jaguars running back told the media on Friday he is already focused on 2019 and starting fresh as the team's leader on offense.
Fansided: Sports Illustrated ranks Jaguars as one of most improved in 2019
After looking at the changes the Jacksonville Jaguars have made over the course of the offseason, Sports Illustrated has named them as one of the most improved teams heading into the 2019 season.
Of all the moves the front office has made, everything starts at quarterback with the addition of Nick Foles from Philadelphia. Even before he was signed to a contract in North Florida, the team secured the services of John DeFilippo to run the offense, who told the media on Thursday he was in on the process to bring the former Super Bowl MVP here.
Fansided: Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette ready to put 2018 season behind him
It was a different Leonard Fournette who stepped up to the podium on Friday after the Jaguars completed Day 3 of OTAs at the practice facility adjacent to TIAA Bank Field. As you listened to the third-year running back speak, you could sense this could be a different year for the former first-round draft pick. You also got the sense there was a bit of maturity in his voice as he told the media he was pleased with how his offseason conditioning has gone and how he likes what the offense has done so far to prepare for 2019.
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Fansided: John DeFilippo already working to change the Jaguars offense
One thing that became abundantly clear when listening to new Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is this team is going to be different. He also told the media in attendance on Thursday morning this would not be the offense he helped run in Philadelphia when he was quarterbacks coach or the one he installed in Minnesota last season.
This team will run its own style on offense, which should be different to some degree from the one the team implemented or tried to implement last season.
Having Nick Foles on board as the Jaguars new quarterback should make the transition from his last stops in the NFL a bit smoother.