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Dwayne Gratz | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 206
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (64) / JAC
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Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz was a healthy scratch Week 16.
Gratz was on the injury report with a hamstring injury, but he was given a probable designation, indicating he was healthy enough to play. Gratz has fallen behind UDFA rookie Nick Marshall, who was a quarterback as recently as The Senior Bowl. Due just $790,076 next season, the 2013 third-round pick will likely stick around through training camp, but his spot on next year's roster is anything but guaranteed. Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:22:00 PM

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Jaguars third-year CB Dwayne Gratz is expected to be a backup in 2015.

The No. 64 overall pick in the 2013 draft is coming off a brutal sophomore season and is no higher than fourth on the depth chart behind projected outside starters Demetrius McCray and Davon House and top slot corner Aaron Colvin. Beat writer John Oehser wonders if Gratz could get some looks at safety.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 03:35:00 PM

The Florida Times Union believes Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz's future may be covering the slot.

Gratz has had a terrible sophomore season, getting benched after getting hurt in Week 4. He was eventually reinserted into the starting lineup at left corner after CB Alan Ball went on I.R. in Week 8. Gratz has graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 105 cover corner out of 117 qualifiers. But he's been a top-11 corner against the run. Gratz has the physicality at 5-foot-11, 201.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:54:00 PM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz was arrested and cited for misdemeanor disorderly intoxication and trespassing in Miami over the weekend.

Gratz spent his bye weekend getting loaded and apprehended. Speaking Monday, coach Gus Bradley acknowledged an "unfortunate situation." They're minor crimes in the grand scheme of things, but not a good development for a disappointing second-year pro. Gratz has already been benched once this season, but was thrust back into the starting lineup following Alan Ball's season-ending biceps injury.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 02:12:00 PM

The Jaguars have benched CB Dwayne Gratz in favor of Demetrius McCray.

Gratz appeared to be one of GM Dave Caldwell's most promising "hits" coming out of last year's draft, but he's taken a big step back as a sophomore. McCray, a seventh-rounder in the same draft, will make his third straight start.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 01:26:00 PM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz (concussion) has been cleared to practice.

After missing Week 5, Gratz should return to his starting post opposite Alan Ball. But that's not a given after Demetrius McCray played well in Gratz's place against the Steelers. The 0-5 Jaguars should be promoting competition.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Gratz was immobilized after a scary collision with Keenan Allen, but was able to walk off the field with a little help from trainers. He was replaced by Demetrius McCray.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz exited Sunday's Week 4 game with an apparent head injury.

It looked like a concussion at best. Gratz was assisted off the field by trainers and appeared incredibly woozy. He almost certainly won't return.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:12:00 PM's John Oehser said the Jaguars view second-year CB Dwayne Gratz as a "building block of the defense."

Gratz had a solid rookie campaign, earning positive marks from Pro Football Focus and holding opposing quarterbacks to a meager 75.7 quarterback rating when they threw his way. Will Blackmon will challenge him, but Gratz is the favorite to open the season opposite Alan Ball.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Jaguars second-year CB Dwayne Gratz wants to improve his footwork and use his hands better in 2014.

Gratz is penciled in as a starter opposite Alan Ball, though Will Blackmon is also in the mix. Blackmon handles slot duties in sub-packages. Gratz played 494 defensive snaps as a rookie and missed time with two separate ankle injuries. Quarterbacks produced a meager 75.7 rating while throwing at Gratz. At 5-foot-11 and 201 pounds, he has the size coach Gus Bradley covets.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz left Sunday's Week 16 game against the Titans with an ankle injury.

He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Will Blackmon has replaced Gratz in the starting lineup.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 02:08:00 PM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz will start in Week 10 against the Titans.

Gratz was a starter before missing five games with an ankle injury, but had been playing behind Will Blackmon the last two weeks. He'll get the majority of snaps opposite Alan Ball in the Jaguars base defense, with Blackmon playing in sub-packages.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz (ankle) is not expected to play Week 5.

Gratz has a legit high-ankle sprain. The third-round rookie has been forced to sit and watch his teammates get humiliated in four straight games. The Jags secondary should be the antidote for what ails Sam Bradford and the Rams offense. St. Louis has been installed as a 13-point favorite.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Jaguars CB Dwayne Gratz (high-ankle sprain) has shed his walking boot, but isn't expected to be ready for Week 4.

Perhaps he'll be ready for Week 5 in St. Louis. With both Gratz and Alan Ball banged up, the Jags have been mixing and matching at cornerback, with predictably poor results.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Updating previous items, Jaguars rookie CB Dwayne Gratz has a high-ankle sprain.

Gratz's injury was initially classified as a shin issue. He's expected to be sidelined at least three weeks. Gratz never missed a game in college at Connecticut. Mike Harris or Will Blackmon will start in Gratz's place.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 06:48:00 PM

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