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Brad Meester | Center | #63

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 292
College: Northern Iowa
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (60) / JAC

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Former Jaguars C Brad Meester has shed 30 pounds since the season ended.
Meester announced he would retire in December, and has made good on his promise. His playing weight was 292. "I’m just eating better," he said. "I really didn’t care how much I ate or what I ate before, because I had to keep the weight on." Meester's career ends at age 37 as the Jaguars' franchise record holder in starts (209). He should earn a spot in the club's Ring of Honor. Sun, Mar 9, 2014 04:16:00 PM

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Jaguars C Brad Meester announced he will retire after this season.

A second-round pick of the Jags way back in 2000, Meester has only known one franchise in his 14-year career. He started all 207 games he appeared in, never making a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team. Meester really hit the wall this season as he's graded out 30th among 36 qualifying centers in Pro Football Focus' grades. He goes down as the franchise leader in seasons played and starts.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Jaguars re-signed C Brad Meester to a one-year contract.

Meester has been the Jaguars' center since 2000, missing just 15 games in 13 years, and none since 2008. His play has slipped considerably in recent seasons, however. The Jags could be on the lookout for his heir apparent in the middle rounds of the draft.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Free agent C Brad Meester will reportedly retire if the Jags' "price isn't right."

Meester will turn 36 in March and is trying to leverage his way into a final payday on a one-year deal. The coaching staff reportedly wants him back "from a stability and leadership standpoint." Meester has started 193 games for the Jags over his 13 NFL seasons.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 09:50:00 AM

The Jaguars are "still in discussions" with free agent C Brad Meester.

Meester is on the record as hoping to return for a 14th NFL season, but it's unclear if he'd consider playing anywhere other than Jacksonville. One of the best players in Jaguars history, Meester is still durable, but his play has slipped considerably. It's not a guarantee he'll be back.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Jaguars C Brad Meester says he is interested in playing a 13th season in 2013.

Meester's contract is up after the year, and he turns 36 in March. "I feel as good as I have in quite a while," he insisted. "I would love to be back." Meester has spent his entire career with the Jaguars, playing mostly center and some guard. Unfortunately, his on-field play suggests he has little left.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 02:50:00 PM

Jaguars C Brad Meester is not expected to face competition for his starting job this season.

Meester bounced back from a disastrous 2009 season to rank fifth in Pro Football Focus' center ratings last year. The Jags are high on third-rounder Will Rackley, who will be tried at center, but Meester will have the job for at least one more season.
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 11:43:00 AM

The Florida Times Union suggests that C Brad Meester may retire after the 2011 NFL season.

Meester is entering his 12th year, and will be 35 after the season. Coaches are confident that he's still maxing out his talent, but he's unlikely to play much longer. Meester is signed through 2012. He'll make $1.95 million in 2011.
Tue, May 10, 2011 10:32:00 AM

Brad Meester appears to have held off competition for the Jags' starting center job.

It's not the best news for Maurice Jones-Drew, as Meester was one of the worst run-blocking centers in the league last year. Uche Nwaneri is locked into one starting guard spot with Justin Smiley, Kynan Forney, and Vince Manuwai competing for the other.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 11:29:00 AM

Jaguars C Brad Meester is in danger of losing his roster spot this offseason.

Jacksonville's front five at post-draft minicamp looked like this: LG Kynan Forney, C Uche Nwaneri, RG Vince Manuwai, with Eugene Monroe and Eben Britton at the tackles. The longest tenured Jaguar, Meester turned 33 this offseason and was among the NFL's poorest run-blocking centers in 2009.
Tue, May 4, 2010 11:09:00 AM's John Clayton reports that the Jaguars agreed to terms with C Brad Meester on a four-year, $10 million contract.

Meester is a career Jag, but it's surprising they brought him back. The 32-year-old has torn his biceps twice in the past three seasons and broke his ankle in 2007. He's only played in 21 of 32 possible games over the last two years.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 12:46:00 PM

Jags C Brad Meester returned to full practice Thursday for the first time since early August biceps surgery.

Coach Jack Del Rio doesn't think "it makes sense" for Meester to return to game action this week, so he'll aim for a post-bye week return of Week 8 versus the Browns. Jacksonville's running game could improve greatly once Meester and Chris Naeole get healthy.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 10:14:00 AM

Jaguars C Brad Meester is expected to be out eight to ten weeks after undergoing biceps surgery on Friday.

"Week four or week five, certainly for the bye week," coach Jack Del Rio said. The Jags' bye is in Week 6. Meester's absence shouldn't have a big impact.
Fri, Aug 1, 2008 10:50:00 PM

Jaguars C Brad Meester underwent biceps surgery on Friday.

Meester's injury was originally reported as a strain, but the surgery indicates his biceps may have been torn. He seems likely to miss some regular season time. The Jags have a strong and proven backup in Dennis Norman.
Fri, Aug 1, 2008 06:09:00 PM

Jaguars C Brad Meester is in danger of missing Week 1 due to a strained biceps muscle.

Jacksonville has survived Meester getting hurt before (he missed the first five weeks in 2007), so this isn't a huge blow. Dennis Norman would step in.
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 11:20:00 PM