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Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell stated rookie Marqise Lee could play snaps at slot receiver with Ace Sanders on suspension.

Sanders is out four games. The Jags appear to envision Lee as a Roddy White-like movement receiver with the ability to play both Z and slot. Lee is a candidate to lead Jacksonville in receptions as a rookie. He's a WR4/5 flier.
Jul 25 - 4:34 PM

Appearing on NFL Insiders Friday, ESPN's Michael DiRocco stated the Jaguars will aim for 20-25 touches per game for Toby Gerhart.

"They want him to be the workhorse back ... get 20-25 touches," DiRocco stated. DiRocco confirmed Gerhart will be involved in both the pass and run games as a true three-down back. Gerhart's ADP is currently in the late third round.
Jul 25 - 3:37 PM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) had to leave Friday's training camp practice early with hamstring tightness.

We normally don't post injuries like this, but it's becoming a concern after he missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a balky hamstring. The injuries have been piling up for Shorts the past season-and-a-half or so. It's something to monitor this summer. Shorts is expected to play in the slot more in 2014.
Jul 25 - 12:27 PM

The Jaguars are hoping to fix No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles' lower-body mechanics during his redshirt rookie year.

Per NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Jags believe Bortles was too much of an "arm thrower" at UCF, which aligns with the draftnik community's belief that his arm strength was not particularly impressive. He'll generate better torque if Jaguars coaches can get Bortles to improve his lower-body technique. Stopgap Chad Henne will open the season on a comfortably long leash.
Jul 24 - 9:18 PM

Jaguars second-round pick Allen Robinson has recovered from the hamstring injury that sidelined him this spring.

Marqise Lee is also over his ankle injury. Both rookies have a ton of opportunity for early playing time with Ace Sanders facing a four-game suspension, and Justin Blackmon's career continuing to spiral downward. With Lee (Z) and Cecil Shorts (X) likely locked in as the starters, Robinson will battle Mike Brown for action in three-wideout sets. Robinson is probably the slight favorite.
Jul 24 - 8:53 PM

Speaking Thursday, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the team has "no plans" to release troubled WR Justin Blackmon.

With Blackmon already indefinitely suspended, the Jags have little to gain by cutting him loose following his Wednesday marijuana arrest. Blackmon does not count toward the 90-man roster. The best time to re-evaluate Blackmon's standing with the team will be if/when he's reinstated. It's not going to happen in 2014.
Jul 24 - 1:24 PM

Suspended Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested on marijuana possession charges Wednesday night.

According to police in Edmond, Oklahoma, Blackmon was stopped for a traffic violation and officers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the car. After a search, marijuana was found and Blackmon was taken into custody. It's the latest transgression for the Jaguars wideout, who was suspended indefinitely last October following repeated violations of the substance-abuse policy. This certainly won't help Blackmon as he aims to get reinstated for the 2015 season. Blackmon has now been suspended three times since 2010.
Source: Newson6.com
Jul 24 - 10:17 AM

Tandon Doss is now expected to make the Jaguars final roster.

In the wake of Ace Sanders' four-game suspension, Doss moves up to at least fifth on the depth chart. He's also entering camp as the No. 1 punt returner.
Jul 24 - 10:08 AM

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) said he's "pretty much cleared."

Lee missed the final chunk of the offseason program due to a sprain. He'll take it slow for a few days, but is expected to be unleashed when the pads go on for the first time Sunday. Lee is penciled in as the starter opposite Cecil Shorts.
Source: jaguars.com
Jul 23 - 8:22 AM

NFL suspended Jaguars WR Ace Sanders four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Sanders won't appeal the suspension, but expects to miss the majority of training camp as he tends to "personal issues." Without coming out and saying it, Sanders made multiple allusions to substance-abuse issues. "I’ve decided to go seek that help and get that attention," he said. "Counseling, anybody that can give me insight." Already no higher than No. 4 on the depth chart, Sanders has greatly jeopardized his role in the Jaguars' offense. Coming off an uninspiring rookie campaign, Sanders may not have a role when he returns.
Jul 22 - 6:51 PM

Jaguars placed WR Ace Sanders on the non-football illness list.

His stay there should be short lived. Sanders has a fairly firm grip on Jacksonville's No. 4 receiver job, but can't afford to miss a ton of time coming off a middling rookie season.
Jul 22 - 5:11 PM

Rookie Storm Johnson will open Jaguars camp as the No. 4 tailback behind Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, and Denard Robinson.

The Jags are high on Johnson's long-term outlook, but the 22-year-old isn't a threat for year-one carries barring several injuries ahead of him. He does know Jags OC Jedd Fisch from their days together at Miami (FL), where Johnson began his college career with Fisch as the Hurricanes' offensive coordinator. "Storm is going to run at the same speed as Toby and maybe a hair faster, but he’s strong and really compact," Fisch said. "He has incredible vision and lower body strength." Johnson is worth stashing in all Dynasty leagues.
Jul 20 - 2:47 PM

Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch made it clear he envisions Jordan Todman as a "change of pace" back.

Toby Gerhart detractors have suggested Todman might pose a threat to Gerhart's workload or even his starting job, but Fisch doesn't seem to agree. "Those two guys are truly change-of-pace backs," Fisch said of Todman and Denard Robinson, who are vying for the pace-change role behind Gerhart. Fisch did praise Todman's "burst, speed and acceleration." Gerhart lacks a clear handcuff with Todman, Robinson, and Storm Johnson all competing for backup duties.
Jul 20 - 2:44 PM

ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco believes "anywhere from 30-40 catches" would be a "very good season" for rookie Allen Robinson.

Indeed. Robinson is unlikely to play in two-wide sets -- he's behind Marqise Lee and Cecil Shorts -- and the Jaguars intend to lean on their Toby Gerhart-led run game this season. About 35 catches with a 15-plus yards-per-reception average would be a nice showing from Robinson, whose Dynasty outlook is far more enticing than his re-draft prospects. Robinson is still only 20 years old.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 1:58 PM

Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch confirmed Toby Gerhart will be the "workhorse" and play all three downs.

"Toby has the ability to do it all," Fisch said. "He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he’s going to be in the game a lot — third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs." Fisch also admits both Denard Robinson and Jordan Todman are merely "change-of-pace backs," and will only see action to give Gerhart an occasional breather. Former Rotoworld all-star Chris Wesseling thinks Gerhart could lead the league in carries and run for 1,200-1,300 yards. The obvious concern for Gerhart owners is touchdown potential.
Jul 20 - 11:09 AM


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