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Jacksonville Jaguars Will Now Target Free Agent Safeties
July 27th, 2011 at 9:03 AM
Baltimore Ravens safety Dawan Landry breaks a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Brad Cottam after intercepting a Matt Cassel pass during the second half of the Raven's win in their AFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Kansas City, Missouri January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES...

Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent Signing Analysis: Paul Posluszny
July 26th, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Reports indicate the Jacksonville Jaguars will land coveted middle linebacker Paul Posluszny when teams can officially sign players on Friday.   It’s a huge move for the Jaguars, who entered the free-agency period desperate for linebacker and safety help. One need filled, one to go. Buffalo Bills players surround linebacker Paul Posluszny (51)...

Report: Linebacker Paul Posluszny Will Sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars
July 26th, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Jason LaConfora of the NFL Network reported via Twitter that the Jacksonville Jaguars have reached terms with free agent linebacker Paul Posluszny to a six-year deal on Tuesday evening. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is upended by Buffalo Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny in the second half of the Chiefs' overtime...

Strengths of 2011 Free Agency Class Fit Jacksonville Jaguars’ Biggest Needs
July 26th, 2011 at 6:03 PM
It has been well documented that the Jacksonville Jaguars desperately need an upgrade at safety and linebacker…and maybe even defensive end. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards (91) listens for the crowd's cheers after sacking New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the second quarter of their National Football League...

Jacksonville Jaguars Players are Excited Over the End of the Lockout
July 25th, 2011 at 6:43 PM
With news of the lockout ending, football fans around the world are in a state of jubilation and as everyone was watching the joint press conference they were treated to a touching scene between Colts Center Jeff Saturday and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is grieving the recent loss of...

Jacksonville Jaguars Confidence Rating (Pre-Free Agency): Defensive Back
July 24th, 2011 at 8:19 PM
  Jaguars 101 has reached the final installment of its position-by-position pre-free agency confidence ratings. Fittingly enough, we will be dissecting the Jacksonville Jaguars’ most questionable position group…defensive backs.    Defensive Backs    San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) scores on a 53 yards touchdown pass as he gets away from Jacksonville Jaguars...

Help Needed: Who Will X-Factors of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Back Seven?
July 22nd, 2011 at 9:37 PM
  If you ask any expert about the Jaguars, they would say that the back seven of Jaguars is weak and needs to be addressed immediately. So, what can we say about the back seven of the defense? There are a couple of solid veterans in Daryl Smith and Rashean Mathis...

Jacksonville Jaguars Confidence Rating (Pre-Free Agency): Linebacker
July 22nd, 2011 at 11:31 AM
Jaguars 101 continues its Confidence Rating series by discussing the Jacksonville Jaguars’ linebacker situation.     Linebacker   Keiland Williams of the Washington Redskins is tackled by Daryl Smith of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Jacksonville, Florida December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Daron Dean (UNITED STATES - Tags:...

Jacksonville Jaguars Confidence Rating (Pre-Free Agency): Defensive Line
July 21st, 2011 at 3:11 PM
It looks like free agency might be beginning sooner than later so Jaguars 101 is going to try to finish off its position-by-position confidence ratings of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the next day or two.    Defensive Line   Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Jon Kitna is sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars' Aaron Kampman during the third...

Who Will Be the X-Factors of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Rushmen?
July 19th, 2011 at 10:36 PM
  We in Jacksonville love nicknames, Maurice Jones-Drew has like 20 of them, we call the Everbank Field, "The Vault", and there's a certain mystique behind calling a large man "Pot Roast". However, there is one term that we've heard constantly since last year, "Rushmen". A term coined Defensive Line coach...

2009 NFL Draft Will Define The 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars
July 15th, 2011 at 5:40 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars Terrance Knighton (96) celebrates his interception of a Jon Kitna pass during the first half of their NFL game October 31, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. UPI/Ian Halperin The term “build through the daft” is a common idiom that most NFL fans have heard time and time...

Does Eric Weddle to The Jacksonville Jaguars “Make Too Much Sense”?
July 1st, 2011 at 10:51 PM
San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (R) is hugged by teammate Steve Gregory after running back an interception for a touchdown against Miami Dolphins in the 4th quarter of their NFL football game in San Diego, California September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL) The Jacksonville Jaguars are again...

Jacksonville Jaguars Could Target Free Agent Linebacker Stephen Cooper
June 29th, 2011 at 2:39 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign a linebacker this offseason. Jaguars 101 has already discussed some possible targets.   One new name that is surfacing is for the Jaguars is free agent Stephen Cooper, a 32-year-old inside linebacker from San Diego. San Diego Chargers linebacker Stephen Cooper (54) is congratulated by teammate Shaun...

Free Agent Eric Weddle Says Jacksonville Jaguars are “A Possibility”
June 24th, 2011 at 8:28 PM
San Diego safety Eric Weddle is familiar with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ safety woes. San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle looks back as he runs back a fourth quarter interception against the Miami Dolphins for a touchdown during their NFL football game in San Diego, California September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED...

Can the Jacksonville Jaguars Afford to Take Another Risk On a Free Agent Defensive End?
June 23rd, 2011 at 12:46 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to spend a fair amount of money on free agents. That much has been told to the public.  The team desperately needs a safety and will likely address that position first. Wide receiver and linebacker could also use some TLC. But one position that is a weakness—and...

Jacksonville Jaguars Will Be Spenders in Free Agency
June 18th, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio stands on the sidelines in the second quarter against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium in week 12 of the NFL in East Rutherford, New Jersey on November 28, 2010. The Giants defeated the Jaguars 24-20. UPI /John Angelillo The Jacksonville Jaguars...

Jacksonville Jaguars’ Terrance Knighton is Feeling the Love
June 13th, 2011 at 12:02 PM
Being in a small-market city like Jacksonville, there are plenty of players on the Jaguars’ roster that squeak through the cracks and never get the national attention they deserve for their stellar play. Case in point: Tight end Marcedes Lewis just started receiving regular props when he became a fantasy stud...

Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Tackles Knighton and Alualu Can Match Up to Infamous Duo
June 11th, 2011 at 10:50 PM
There might not have been any greater defensive tackle tandem in the NFL than when Marcus Stroud and John Henderson were clogging up running lanes for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the better part of this past decade. Jacksonville Jaguars Terrance Knighton (96) celebrates his interception of a Jon Kitna pass during...

Jacksonville Jaguars Set at Cornerback
June 9th, 2011 at 4:06 PM
Don’t expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to concentrate on making upgrades to the cornerback position once free agency begins. Jacksonville starters Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox had their share of highs and lows in 2010, but they each finished the season strong enough to ease any immediate cause for concern and they...

Jacksonville Jaguars Players Practice at Local High School
June 8th, 2011 at 4:19 PM
A group of 28 Jacksonville Jaguars players practiced together at an area high school today. This was the largest group of Jacksonville teammates to get together during the NFL lockout, as the team had previously been practicing in smaller groups. Missouri Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert throws the football in the fourth quarter...