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Jacksonville Jaguars Cut Free Safety Winston Guy

September 29th, 2014 at 10:43 PM
By Dan Griffin

Just days after losing his starting job to Josh Evans, Winston Guy has been cut all together, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Guy was originally benched due to giving up numerous big plays in coverage as well as missing numerous tackles. His lasting legacy in Jacksonville can be summed up by the poor job he did covering Eddie Royal against the San Diegoe Chargers, including biting on a double move resulting in an easy touchdown.

According to Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country, undrafted rookie safety Craig Loston was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster to replace Guy. The move to cut Guy shows how little patience head coach Gus Bradley has when it comes to player performance. If you aren't doing your job, you aren't going to have a job and Guy learned this lesson the hard way. He is now the second notable cut this season after backup right tackle Cameron Bradfield was cut following his benching earlier this season.

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Week 4 Injury Report: Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. San Diego Chargers

September 28th, 2014 at 10:05 AM
By Dan Griffin

Here is a list of the key injuries for the Jaguars/Chargers game today.

JaguarsPositionInjuryStatus
Marqise LeeWRHamstringOut
Mickey ShulerTEIllnessOut

Fortunately for the Jaguars there aren't too many injuries to report on. Marqise Lee will miss his second consecutive game but the impact will be softened with Cecil Shorts remaining in the line up. With Mickey Shuler injured, it leaves Clay Harbor in as the starter. Harbor missed most of the preseason with injury and this is his first game back.

ChargersPositionInjuryStatus
Antonio GatesTEHamstringProbable
Ryan MathewsRBKneeOut
Corey LiugetDEAnkleProbable
Manti Te'oLBFootOut
Ladarius GreenTEHamstringQuestionable

The Chargers, on the other hand, aren't as lucky. They have a few key players banged up with injury. Both Ryan Mathews and Manti Te'o are out for the game, two things that bode well for the Jaguars. With Mathews out and Danny Woodhead on IR, Donald Brown will see the bulk of the carries rather than a committee approach. With Te'o out, the Jaguars should find it easier to run the ball. With both tight ends fighting through hamstring injuries, it could make it a lot easier for a Jaguars unit that has surrendered 22 receptions for 283 yards and four touchdowns to tight ends already this season.

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Week 4 Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. San Diego Chargers

September 27th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
By Dan Griffin

After spending three weeks on the East Coast, the Jaguars travel out west to take on the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers are the fourth straight opponent that has been to the playoffs in the past two years.

This big news in this game is rookie Blake Bortles making his first NFL start. Bortles was brought in at the beginning of the second half of last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts after Chad Henne struggled to get anything going on offense and the Jaguars faced a 30-0 deficit at halftime. Bortles brought a spark to the offense, leading them on three scoring drives in the final half, including two touchdown passes. His performance will be under the microscope this week, leading to a lot of pressure on the rookie.

The key player for San Diego is quarterback Philip Rivers. After going through a mid-career slump, Rivers bounced back last year in a big way. He is proving this year that it was no anomaly as he is currently averaging nearly 260 yards per game and has the third-best passer rating with a 108.3 rating.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Shake up Defensive Depth Chart

September 24th, 2014 at 4:15 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a very rough start to their season. After three weeks, they are 0-3 and are traveling to west to take on the 3-0 San Diego Chargers. It may seem crazy to say it is already time to panic in Jacksonville but if they lose a fourth-consecutive game with a very good Pittsburgh Steelers team on the horizon, the season is already on the brink of being lost.

One of the key reasons the Jaguars have fallen to 0-3 is because of their defense. Their defense has allowed nearly 40 points per game and has allowed more yards per game than any other team in the NFL. This severe lack of success has led to head coach Gus Bradley making some changes to his defense, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.

One change that isn't as surprising is Josh Evans ousting Winston Guy as the starting free safety. Guy won the starting job in camp due to Evans being injured and not being able to take the field. However, Evans was the man who was expected to win the job in camp after starting 11 games last year as a rookie. Over the first three games, Guy has graded out as the worst safety in the league out of 76 eligible safeties, per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), carrying a grade of minus-6.5.

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Week 3 Preview: Indianapolis Colts Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

September 20th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
By Dan Griffin

Last week was a rough one for both the Jaguars and the Colts. The Jaguars got blown out on the road 41-10 by the Washington Redskins and the Colts lost in the fourth quarter to the Philadelphia Eagles following a number of controversial calls. Both teams now sit at 0-2 looking for their first win.

The Jaguars offensive line was the low point of the game, giving up a franchise record 10 sacks. They couldn't do anything in pass protection nor could they open up holes in the running game. The performance last week cost two players their jobs as center Jacques McClendon was benched in favor of sixth-round rookie Luke Bowanko and right tackle Cameron Bradfield, who started in place of an injured Austin Pasztor, was released earlier in the week. The line should get a reprieve this week as the Colts pass rush has been a shell of what it was last year without Robert Mathis in the lineup.

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