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Jacksonville Jaguars Cut Bradfield; Lewis Injured

September 16th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars inexperienced offensive line just lost one of it's most tenured players. After two struggling weeks, the Jaguars announced they cut right tackle Cameron Bradfield. Bradfield has been filling in for the injured Austin Pasztor but he has been a liability more than anything. Over the first two weeks, Bradfield has graded out as the second-worst right tackle in the league, per Pro Football Focus, carrying a minus-7.6 grade. The cut comes just days after the Jaguars worst offensive line performance in their 20 years of existence, giving up 10 sacks to the Washington Redskins.

The move now leaves Sam Young in as the starter until Pasztor can come back. The Jaguars and Pasztor are optimistic he will be ready for their Week 3 tilt against the reeling Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have lost two straight games for the first time in Andrew Luck's career and a large part of it has been a lack of a pass rush. The last thing the Jaguars want to do is let the Colts weak pass rush have their way with them and give the Colts a spark.

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Week 2 Recap: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Redskins

September 14th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars looked to put their demoralizing defeat in Week 1 behind them when they took on the Washington Redskins.

Unfortunately for Jacksonville, they were never really in the game, losing 41-10. The Redskins outclassed the Jaguars in every facet of the game. The Jaguars offensive line was absolutely demolished by the Redskins defensive line. They let up a franchise record 10 sacks and couldn't open up any rushing lanes. Toby Gerhart was limited to just right yards on seven carries. When Chad Henne wasn't being sacked, he had very little time to throw the ball, completing only 14 of 28 passes for 193 yards. Of those 193 yards, 117 of them came on passes of 63 and 54 yards to Marcedes Lewis and Allen Robinson, respectively.

The Jaguars defense didn't fare any better. Despite the Redskins losing both Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson to injury early in the game, the Kirk Cousins-led offense picked apart the Jaguars suspect secondary. Tight end Niles Paul led the way with eight receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. Cousins finished the game 22 of 33 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. The jaguars couldn't stop the Redskins on the ground either, giving up 191 yards on the ground. Alfred Morris led the way with 85 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. All five of the Redskins players who ran the ball ran for more yards than the Jaguars leading rusher…Chad Henne.

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Injury Report for Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. Washington Redskins

September 14th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
By Dan Griffin

Here are the key injuries for today's match up against the Washington Redskins. Information retrieved from NFL.com.

Jacksonville JaguarsInjuryStatus
Cecil Shorts IIIHamstringDoubtful
Toby GerhartAnkleProbable
Johnathan CyprienConcussionOut
Alan BallAnkleQuestionable

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Washington RedskinsInjuryStatus
Jordan ReedHamstringOut
Brian OrakpoHamstringQuestionable
Tracy PorterAnkleOut

Once again the Jaguars will be without their most experienced receiver, putting extra pressure on the trio of rookies. However, if they prove themselves in his absence, Shorts may very well find himself with another team once his contract is up at the end of the season. Alan Ball could be the biggest loss of the game since it would essentially give Demetrius McCray a baptism-by-fire debut start on the season.

The loss of Jordan Reed is huge for the Redskins and Jaguars. Robert Griffin III loses a reliable, big-bodied target while the Jahuars don't have to worry about a severe mistmatch. If Orakpo can't play, Chad Henne could have all day to throw. This defense is susceptible to begin with but without Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan will face double teams all game long, effectively negating his impact.

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Week 2 Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Redskins

September 13th, 2014 at 4:08 PM
By Dan Griffin

For the second week in a row, the Jaguars face a potent receiving corps from the NFC East. The Jaguars travel to Washington to take on the Redskins and their track-team-caliber offense.

The Redskins may not have the best receiving corps in the league, but they certainly make a case for the fastest. Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts spearhead a passing attack that has the potential to score touchdowns from anywhere on the field. Much like the game against the Eagles, the Jaguars' corners will have their hands full with this trio of receivers which could pose a problem since the Jaguars had coverage issues in the second half.

One thing that bodes well for the Jaguars is tight end Jordan Reed will miss the game. The Jaguars had trouble containing Philly's athletic tight end Zach Ertz, who had 77 yards and a touchdown. Reed is a similar tight end who would have been a mismatch for the Jaguars. Without having to worry about Reed, it eases the pressure on Josh Evans who is filling in for the injured Johnathan Cyprien (concussion).

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Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 Players to Watch Against the Washington Redskins

September 11th, 2014 at 10:37 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off an up-and-down performance against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1. They went into the half with a 17 point lead but gave up 34 unanswered points in the second half. There were plenty of reasons why the Jaguars failed to close out the improbable upset but what matters now is that they turn things around and move forward. There will be plenty of players who will be relied upon to help with this turnaround. Some need to build upon their good opening performance while others need to improve their gameplay in order to help the team. Here is a breakdown of five players to watch on Sunday.

Allen Hurns, Wide Receiver – The Jaguars were praised in May for taking both Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson in the second round but both players were out-shined by undrafted receiver Allen Hurns. Hurns had a break-out game, recording touchdowns on his first two receptions. He finished the game with four receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Hurns showed himself to be a big-play receiver and he must continue this in order to take the top off the defense.

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