Player News - Jaguars

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Allen Robinson caught two balls for 14 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

Robinson caused a scare when he briefly left the game with a first-half shoulder "contusion" (bruise), but returned on the very next play. Especially with Julius Thomas (finger) losing so much practice time with Blake Bortles, Robinson is in prime position to open the season as a target monster. Through three preseason games, "A-Rob" has seven receptions for 103 yards.
Aug 28 - 10:59 PM

Rookie WR Rashad Greene caught three balls for 25 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

With Marqise Lee (always?) injured, Greene was the Jaguars' slot receiver to open the game, working between Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns on the first-team offense. Greene had a clutch third-down catch from Blake Bortles midway through the first half. The Jags plan to primarily run two-tight end sets this year, so Greene will be a rotational player if he holds off Lee.
Aug 28 - 10:56 PM

Blake Bortles completed 20-of-29 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's third preseason game.

He added four carries for 38 yards. Borltes made some nice throws to Allen Hurns, including a 13-yard play-action touchdown. He would have had another touchdown, but Allen Robinson dropped a pass in the end zone. Bortles has put together a solid preseason, competing 39-of-60 passes for 461 yards and a touchdown through three games. Bortles has potential as a streaming option in redraft leagues.
Aug 28 - 10:42 PM

Denard Robinson rushed three times for seven yards and caught two passes for 29 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

Robinson was the Jaguars' No. 2 back in this one, mixing in with the first-team offense behind T.J. Yeldon, who operated as an every-down back. Robinson handled a drive to himself, but was pulled at the goal line for Yeldon, who plunged in from two yards out. Robinson is ticketed for change-of-pace duties in the Jaguars' offense. He's a low-ceiling handcuff for Yeldon owners.
Aug 28 - 10:39 PM

T.J. Yeldon rushed eight times for ten yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 12 yards in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

Making his preseason debut after a finger injury cost him the first two exhibition games, Yeldon got the start over Denard Robinson. Yeldon also stayed in on all third-down plays, operating as Jacksonville's every-down back and also getting back-to-back goal-line carries in the first quarter. Even when Robinson handled a first-half drive, Yeldon was inserted at the goal line and scored from two yards out. Yeldon's highlight play came on a third-down reception that moved the sticks, gaining 12 yards. This was precisely the kind of usage we were hoping to see from Jacksonville's versatile second-round pick. Yeldon is worth targeting as a top-25 back in fantasy drafts.
Aug 28 - 10:17 PM

Allen Hurns pulled in four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

He eventually exited with "hip tightness," but should be fine and pulling Hurns was likely a precautionary measure by the Jaguars. Sleeper Hurns pulled in a first-quarter red-zone TD from Blake Bortles off a play-action fake. Hurns tacked on an 18-yard reception two drives later. In the Jags' two-receiver attack, Hurns will be the starter opposite Allen Robinson this year.
Aug 28 - 9:57 PM

Jaguars DE Andre Branch suffered a knee injury in Friday's preseason game.

Branch was immediately ruled out, suggesting it's a serious injury. He's the top backup to Chris Clemons at the LEO spot. 26-year-old Branch is in the final year of his rookie deal.
Aug 28 - 8:45 PM

Fifth-rounder Rashad Greene could begin the season as the Jaguars' No. 3 receiver.

Marqise Lee remains week to week with a hamstring injury, and Greene has come on after a slow start to camp. "(He's) making strides," said WRs coach Jerry Sullivan. "He has a lot of tools and we like what we see." Greene missed the Jags' first preseason game before catching two passes for 14 yards in the second. Regardless of Greene's Week 1 title, his biggest rookie contributions should come on special teams.
Aug 27 - 10:36 PM

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart will not play in the team's third preseason game.

Gerhart is dealing with an abdominal strain. Coach Gus Bradley was quick to point out Gerhart does not have a sports hernia, and he is expected to be ready for Week 1. Gerhart has been effective in short-yardage situations this preseason and could serve that role in the regular season.
Aug 27 - 9:20 AM

Sergio Brown has a "firm lock" on the Jaguars' starting free safety job.

As expected. Brown was never facing much competition from Josh Evans and Matt Daniels, but coach Gus Bradley praised Brown after the Jaguars' second preseason game. After playing 531 snaps for Indianapolis last season, Brown will be an every-down player for the Jaguars next to SS Johnathan Cyprien. Brown will focus on covering the back end, allowing Cyprien to play close to the line.
Aug 26 - 10:37 AM

Jaguars placed WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve with a broken collarbone, ending his season.

It's a disappointing end of an otherwise impressive camp for Benn, a former second-round pick who was trying to revive his career with Jacksonville. Benn should eventually be released with an injury settlement.
Aug 24 - 4:04 PM

Stefen Wisniewski has been named the Jaguars' starting center.

The Raiders' starter each of the past four years, Wisniewski has beaten out 2014 fifth-rounder Luke Bowanko. Wisniewski has 61 games of starting experience, and was always likely to get the nod. That being said, he was more effective in 2013 than 2014.
Aug 24 - 1:55 PM

Stefen Wisniewski started at center in the Jaguars' second preseason game.

Wisniewski is battling Luke Bowanko for the starting job. Bowanko started the preseason opener, and coach Gus Bradley said the pair could share snaps with the first team in the third preseason game. If he is healthy following shoulder surgery late last year, Wisniewski should win the job.
Aug 24 - 11:56 AM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said rookie RB T.J. Yeldon will work with the first-team offense in the team's third preseason game.

Yeldon was held out of the team's first two preseason games with a sprained finger, but he is expected to play in the regular season dress rehearsal. There have been reports Yeldon may start the season on the wrong side of a timeshare with Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart, but those concerns could be put to bed if Yeldon plays extensively with the ones in the third preseason game.
Aug 24 - 9:13 AM

Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn fractured his collarbone in the second preseason game.

The well-traveled former Bucs second-round pick had reportedly been having a strong camp. Benn will undergo surgery on Monday and may be headed for I.R.
Aug 23 - 2:14 PM

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