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Preseason Week One of the Good the Bad and the Ugly: the Jacksonville Jaguars Vs. the New England Patriots
August 12th, 2011 at 11:57 AM
The first game of the football season is a sign of a new beginning, with NFL fans across the world rejoicing at the return of their favorite sport after months of uncertainty. This first preseason game signaled the start of a new day in the life of the Jacksonville Jaguars,...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Defensive End Matt Roth
August 11th, 2011 at 5:40 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to retool their defense through free agency as they picked up defensive end Matt Roth on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** Roth, 28, signed a one-year deal worth $3 million according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He played with Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman in college and will likely start opposite of his...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: Five Storylines to Follow Going into the Preseason
August 11th, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Continuing in our Preseason series, we're going over five Jacksonville Jaguars storylines that Jaguar fans should be following over the next few weeks. ***PHOTO1*** 5. How will the young guys on the offensive line develop? With General Manager Gene Smith's first two draft picks in the 2009 NFL Draft, he selected offensive tackles...

Jacksonville Jaguars Will Be Without Several Key Players Against New England Patriots on Thursday
August 10th, 2011 at 10:10 PM
  The Jacksonville Jaguars will open up preseason play against the New England Patriots on Thursday but will be missing some notable players.   ***PHOTO1***   Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said on Wednesday that the team will be without running back Maurice Jones-Drew, defensive end Aaron Kampman, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton and tight...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: a Look at the Free Agency Class
August 9th, 2011 at 11:18 PM
As the lockout finally ended on July 25th,  fans were salivating all over the league as the free agency period began to start. Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith, wasted no spare time by coming to terms with coming to terms with Bills Middle Linebacker Paul Posluszny, and then subsequently...

Jacksonville Jaguars Roundtable Discussion: Preseason Edition
August 9th, 2011 at 12:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** Simply stated, it has been a busy offseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars.   With big-time free agent signings, the drafting of an expected franchise quarterback (Blaine Gabbert) and re-signing one of their best players (tight end Marcedes Lewis,) the Jaguars have made some moves to significantly upgrade their roster.    How will these transactions...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: Five Rookies to Watch for in the Preseason
August 8th, 2011 at 10:51 PM
It's finally football week and we at Jaguars 101 are coming up with special articles corresponding with the start of the preseason. Today, we are going over the five Jacksonville Jaguars rookies to keep an eye on going into the season. ***PHOTO1*** 1. Will Rackley This guard out of Lehigh University is supposed...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: An Analysis of the Jacksonville Jaguars Scrimmage
August 8th, 2011 at 12:51 AM
  There was a mix of excitement and anticipation at the annual Jaguars scrimmage at Everbank Field. 15,000+ football fans (Not all of the people in the stands were Jaguars fans, but that will be elaborated upon later) packed the stadium in order to get a glimpse of the Jacksonville Jaguars...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: PM Training Camp 8/1/2011
August 2nd, 2011 at 11:58 AM
  It was just another night at Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp. There were a bunch of individual drills today, especially with the defensive backs, but it felt like a great evening to play some football. Let's get to the details. ***PHOTO1*** Offense David Garrard looked decent through the practice, but his trademark inconsistency is...

Should Jacksonville Jaguars Trade for Pro Bowlers Asante Samuel and Osi Umenyiora?
August 1st, 2011 at 11:22 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have made upgrading their defense a priority this offseason. By adding two starting linebackers (Paul Posluszny and Clint Session,) a starting safety (Dawan Landry) and a nickel back (Drew Coleman) via free agency, the Jaguars have certainly addressed some pressing needs.   But with several prominent defensive players on the...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: Observations at PM Training Camp
July 30th, 2011 at 11:44 PM
On a very warm afternoon, I finally got a chance to go watch a Jaguars Training Camp session for the first time. However, in an act of clumsiness, I forgot to bring my notepad with me, so I'm winging it for this one. I also didn't have a very good...

Jaguars 101′s Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Guide
July 30th, 2011 at 1:07 AM
It should be an extremely entertaining 2011 training camp for the Jacksonville Jaguars. From mysterious car wrecks, to rookie saviors dazzling fans with just one completion, it’s been a fun start anyways.   Jaguars 101 would like to guide Jacksonville fans on what to expect the rest of camp with its Training Camp...

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Chronicles: the Case of the Broken Fence
July 29th, 2011 at 9:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** There's a bit of  a mystery down at 1 Everbank Field Drive. and everyone asks one question: Who took down the fence? Early Wednesday morning, someone, allegedly in a Orange Hummer vehicle, crashed into a fence that leads into the stadium. Therefore, we must all ask: Who did it? In...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Punter Matt Turk and Defensive Back Drew Coleman
July 29th, 2011 at 8:13 PM
The free agent frenzy that has been the Jacksonville Jaguars' offseason continued today as the Jaguars reportedly signed punter Matt Turk and  defensive back Drew Coleman. This news has been somewhat shadowed by the addition of safety Dawan Landry, but Turk and Coleman will serve their purpose.  Houston Texans kicker Neil Rackers (4)...

Report: Jacksonville Jaguars Cut Offensive Lineman Vince Manuwai and Defensive Back Tyron Brackenridge
July 29th, 2011 at 3:44 PM
In another string of surprising roster moves today, the Jacksonville Jaguars have released long-time offensive guard, Vince Manuwai and defensive back Tyron Brackenridge.  ***PHOTO1*** Vince Manuwai was drafted by the Jaguars in the 2003 NFL Draft and since then, he has become a large part of an offensive line that would dominate...

Report: Derrick Harvey Cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars
July 29th, 2011 at 2:01 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have finally run out of patience with Derrick Harvey as reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Harvey, the eight overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft, was supposed to be the pass rusher that would put the Jaguars over the top as a championship contender. With eight sacks in...

Report: Safety Dawan Landry All but Agrees to a Five-Year Deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars
July 29th, 2011 at 11:41 AM
It looks like Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith is at it again. According to Adam Schefter, the Jaguars are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year deal with strong safety Dawan Landry. Landry has spent the past five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. ***PHOTO1*** Landry's signing will immediately strengthen the...

Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent Signing Analysis: Clint Session
July 28th, 2011 at 6:45 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have significantly upgraded their linebackers this offseason. Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Sessions (55) tackles Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) during the second quarter at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis on October 10, 2010. The Colts defeated the Chiefs 19-9. UPI /Mark Cowan   Former Indianapolis Colt linebacker...

Report: Jacksonville Jaguars Agree to Deal with Clint Session
July 28th, 2011 at 5:06 PM
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Clint Sessions (L) closes in for the sack of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) during the second half of their NFL football game in Houston November 29, 2009. REUTERS/Richard Carson (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL) Clint Session has agreed to become a Jacksonville Jaguar, according to NFL Network's Jason...

Jacksonville Jaguars Lose Out on Free Agent Safety Eric Weddle, Will Now Target Dawan Landry
July 27th, 2011 at 1:57 PM
Safety Eric Weddle, who seemingly was the Jacksonville Jaguars' top free agent target, has re-signed with the San Diego Chargers, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Weddle's contract is for five years, $40 million with $19 million guaranteed. That makes him the highest-paid safety in NFL history. San Diego...