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Johnathan Cyprien | Defensive Back

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Florida International
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The Jaguars want third-year SS Johnathan Cyprien to be their version of Kam Chancellor.
Coach Gus Bradley developed Chancellor in Seattle. Since being the No. 33 overall pick in 2013, Cyprien has had an up-and-down two seasons as he's been exposed in coverage. The Jaguars hope that the signing of FS Sergio Brown will allow them to play Cyprien closer to the line of scrimmage and focus on the run game. Cyprien was PFF's No. 1 safety in run defense Weeks 15-17 last season. Mar 20 - 10:12 AM

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Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien (concussion) has been cleared to play in Week 3 against the Colts.

Cyprien was knocked out in Week 1 and missed last week's blowout loss to the Redskins. The Jaguars looked competent on defense against the Eagles when Cyprien was in the game. They've since surrendered 75 points the past six quarters. Cyprien is a big hitter and key cog in Jacksonville's young defense.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien remains in the concussion protocol.

Cyprien is having trouble getting cleared after appearing to get knocked out during Week 1 against the Eagles. The Jags' defense has given up 75 points in six quarters since he departed.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:08:00 AM

SS Johnathan Cyprien (concussion) has been ruled out of the Jaguars' Week 2 matchup with the Redskins.

Cyprien suffered a concussion against the Eagles Week 1, and was not able to practice all week. Josh Evans will likely start in Cyprien's place on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 09:37:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien is in the concussion protocol.

Cyprien, a key piece of a rapidly improving defense, appeared to briefly lose consciousness when his head hit the turf in Week 1. It's not a coincidence that Nick Foles and the Chip Kelly offense finally started clicking after Cyprien left. Robert Griffin III should be hoping the second-year man doesn't get cleared before Sunday.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 07:42:00 AM

Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien left Sunday's Week 1 game against the Eagles with a possible concussion and is done for the day.

Cyprien hit his head very hard on the turf and may have briefly lost consciousness. The second-year breakout candidate walked under his own power, presumably for concussion testing.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 02:25:00 PM considers second-year SS Johnathan Cyprien the most-likely Jag to "rise" in 2014.

Cyprien was routinely torched his first two months in the league, but steadied down the stretch. He's one of the reasons the Jags went 4-4 over their final eight games. Cyprien figures to remain a work-in-progress in coverage this season, but could be a difference maker against the run.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 08:36:00 AM

Jaguars rookie SS Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 15.

It's a big loss for Jacksonville if the other team had a better quarterback capable of exploiting Cyprien's absence. Instead, the Bills have E.J. Manuel. Cyprien has played every one of the Jaguars' defensive snaps in 2013.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Jaguars activated rookie SS Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) from active/PUP.

He's resumed practicing in fully. Cyprien strained his hamstring a week before camp started. He was penned in as the Jaguars' starting strong safety beforehand, and should have enough practice time left to solidify his starting job. He could make his preseason debut on Saturday against the Jets.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Jaguars placed SS Johnathan Cyprien (hamstring) on the active/NFI list.

Cyprien strained his hamstring working out in Miami last week. The No. 33 overall pick in this year's draft is expected to begin his first training camp sometime next week. Cyprien remains penned in as the Jags' starting strong safety after starring during OTAs and minicamp.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:11:00 PM

Jaguars signed second-round SS Johnathan Cyprien to a four-year contract.

Along with No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel, the Jags are counting on Cyprien to step right in as a starter and make a big impact. He was reportedly the MVP of OTAs and minicamps and figures to be even better once the pads come on. Cyprien couples excellent range with the toughness of an in-the-box safety.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 12:11:00 PM

The Florida Times-Union lists rookie SS Johnathan Cyprien as the Jaguars' MVP of OTAs and minicamps, "in a landslide."

The No. 33 overall pick, Cyprien is being counted on to play significant snaps as a rookie. The Jaguars expect him to open the season in a starting role as an in-the-box safety opposite Dwight Lowery.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 10:26:00 PM

The Jaguars are expected to use rookie Johnathan Cyprien "close to the line of scrimmage" as an in-the-box strong safety.

The 33rd pick in the draft, Cyprien is locked in as a Week 1 starter and will be a sneaky candidate to lead Jacksonville in tackles. Jaguars DBs coach DeWayne Walker was impressed with Cyprien at rookie minicamp. "He’s tough, he has really good instincts and I think he’s smart," said Walker. "After one day, you see the things on the field that we thought we would get out of him."
Sun, May 5, 2013 09:27:00 AM

Jaguars second-round SS Johnathan Cyprien has been a standout at rookie camp.

"That was one guy who really showed up in my eyes," coach Gus Bradley said. "I was very pleased with his start." Cyprien had one interception in practice, and the Associated Press' Mark Long added that the No. 33 overall pick was a "man among boys." Cyprien is a player to target in IDP leagues.
Sat, May 4, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says No. 33 overall pick Johnathan Cyprien will play strong safety in Jacksonville.

Dwight Lowery is the free safety, and Josh Evans may be his heir apparent. Cyprien showed terrific range at Senior Bowl practices, but is 6-foot, 217 and was primarily an in-the-box safety at Florida International. Playing behind the Jaguars' leaky front seven, Cyprien will be a rookie to target in IDP leagues.
Wed, May 1, 2013 02:44:00 PM

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