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Luke Joeckel | Tackle | #76

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 312
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (2) / JAC
Contract: view contract details

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The Florida Times-Union suggests Jacksonville could bring back contract year LG Luke Joeckel.
The Jaguars are expected to move on from Joeckel, but his season-ending knee injury is going to limit his 2017 market. Joeckel played only 155 snaps at guard and never graded above league average his three years at tackle. There should still be interest in Joeckel given his draft status, but he could have to settle for prove-it offers. Re-signing with Jacksonville could be his best option. Sat, Oct 8, 2016 08:09:00 PM

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Updating a previous item, Jaguars LG Luke Joeckel underwent season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus.

The free agent-to-be is looking like a question mark for Week 1 next season. And the former No. 2 pick has likely played his final snap with the Jaguars.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Jaguars placed LG Luke Joeckel on injured reserve with a torn left MCL and meniscus and "possibly" a torn ACL.

He's headed for surgery. Joeckel was spotted leaving the Jaguars' facility with a full leg brace and crutches on Tuesday. Patrick Omameh will man left guard in his absence. The 2013 draft bust has probably played his final snap for the Jags. Joeckel is headed for unrestricted free agency.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 01:44:00 PM

Luke Joeckel exited Week 4 against the Colts with a knee injury.

Joeckel went down at the end of a run play in the second quarter. He stayed on the field for a couple minutes before being helped to the locker room. Joeckel is officially doubtful to return.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Jaguars OC Greg Olson said he is "very, very confident" in LG Luke Joeckel.

Joeckel struggled in his switch to left guard late in the preseason, which is not a surprise considering he has struggled throughout his career. Still, the Jaguars will hope he can be a better fit a guard than he was at tackle. The 2013 No. 2 overall pick is in the final year of his rookie deal.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell confirmed Luke Joeckel is an option at left guard.

"It’s an option or he wouldn’t have taken snaps there [this spring]," Caldwell said. Joeckel lost his job at left tackle to Kelvin Beachum, and the only opening along the offensive line is at left guard, where Mackenzy Bernadeau took first-team reps at OTAs. In a contract year after the Jags declined his fifth-year option, Joeckel could do a lot for his value if he earned and kept a starting job at guard.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Jaguars OL Luke Joeckel said he plans on "competing" for the left tackle job.

The Jaguars made it fairly clear they are ready to move on from Joeckel after not picking up his fifth-year option and signing Kelvin Beachum, but he is not going to accept his fate lying down. "I’m going in planning on winning the job," Joeckel said. "It all comes down to my play and I know that." Despite the offseason confidence, it would be a surprise if Joeckel opened the season at left tackle.
Tue, May 24, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Jaguars OT Luke Joeckel "took a few snaps at guard" in Monday's OTAs session.

It's not surprising for the Jags' swing tackle, as left guard might be his most likely path to playing time in 2016. The Jags have waved numerous white flags on the No. 2 overall pick of the 2013 draft. It might not even be a guarantee that he cracks the 53-man roster, though he likely still will. Joeckel doesn't have a nasty disposition, but has always been a better run blocker than pass blocker. Perhaps he'd show improvement on the interior.
Mon, May 23, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell insists LT Luke Joeckel remains in the team's long-term plans even though they didn't exercise his fifth-year option.

"(It's) really nothing to do with Luke but more so ... our cap situation," Caldwell claimed. "We have plenty of cap space going into next year. We’ll have more next year than we will this year and we just didn’t need to do it." The reality is, if Joeckel had performed like his draft position dictated, his option would have been picked up in a heartbeat. No longer even the Jags' left tackle following the signing of Kelvin Beachum, Joeckel could be forced to compete for playing time at left guard. Right now, he's a swing tackle.
Thu, May 5, 2016 03:47:00 PM

The Jaguars declined LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

This was expected after Joeckel struggled mightily his first three seasons, and lost his starting job to free agent pickup Kelvin Beachum. Joeckel has not shown the ability to handle himself in an NFL running game, and has been pulverized in pass protection. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft. The No. 1 pick in that draft -- Chiefs LT Eric Fisher -- has been only slightly better.
Mon, May 2, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said he has yet to decide on OT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

"After the draft, I’ll let my mind clear a little bit and talk to Luke a little bit, too," Caldwell said. Joeckel has not done anything on the field to earn the fifth-year tag, and the Jaguars added his likely replacement in Kelvin Beachum. If Caldwell is looking to trade Joeckel, picking up the option could make a deal more difficult. It would be surprising if he decided to activate the fifth year. The deadline to make a decision is May 2.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 08:04:00 AM

The Florida Times Union expects the Jaguars to decline LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option because it will make him easier to trade.

Joeckel became expendable when the Jaguars signed Kelvin Beachum to a one-year deal with a four-year option. Joeckel's trade value is at an all-time low, but the Jags will hope to get something for him before he inevitably leaves in free agency. If the Jags were to pick up Joeckel's option, there would be incentive not to play him as his 2017 salary would be fully guaranteed if he got hurt.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 08:36:00 AM

The Associated Press' Mark Long reports the Jaguars signed LT Kelvin Beachum to compete with Luke Joeckel.

Joeckel had arguably his worst season in 2015, and simply hasn't progressed since being the No. 2 overall pick of the 2013 draft. Beachum has accomplished much more on an NFL field, but is recovering from a torn ACL. Depending on how the competition goes, Joeckel could ultimately be traded, or Beachum could kick inside to guard.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 06:22:00 PM

The Jaguars are still deciding whether to pick up LT Luke Joeckel's fifth-year option.

Beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes the Jaguars will wait until after the draft to decide. Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil will be in play for the Jags at pick No. 5, which could make Joeckel expendable. Either way, it doesn't look like Jacksonville is entirely sold on Joeckel. "There was part of the season we really thought he was in a groove and really performed well," said GM Dave Caldwell. "And then there were a couple of games that I know he expected himself to be better." Joeckel is owed just under $3.3 million in the fourth year of his rookie deal.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel (ankle) will play in Sunday’s game against the Colts.

Joeckel missed the last two games, but was removed from the injury report after practicing in full this week. His return is an upgrade in pass protection and to T.J. Yeldon’s matchup. With RG Brandon Linder (shoulder) sidelined, the Jaguars are expected to start rookie A.J. Cann.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 03:27:00 PM