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ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco said Week 1 "may not be realistic" for DT Sen'Derrick Marks (ACL surgery).

Marks would like to return for Week 1, but he will only be nine months removed from a torn ACL when the season beings. The Jags would like to take it slow with Marks, but the season-ending knee injury to Dante Fowler leaves Jacksonville short on pass rushers. Marks posted a career-high 8.5 sacks last season.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 1:48 PM

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis will primarily be a blocker this season.

With Julius Thomas in town and Clay Harbor putting together a good offseason, Lewis will be relegated to an in-line role. He will need several injuries to have any fantasy value this season.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 1:40 PM

Jaguars.com’s John Oehser believes fourth-round pick James Sample could push for the starting free safety job.

Sample played strong safety in college, but the positions are interchangeable in Gus Bradley’s scheme. Sergio Brown has been working opposite Jonathan Cyprien during OTAs and remains the favorite to start. Sample would need a strong training camp to unseat Brown.
Source: jaguars.com
May 22 - 7:33 PM

The Jaguars are expected to keep four running backs.

With Toby Gerhart moving to an H-back role, Jacksonville doesn’t plan to carry a fullback. Gerhart, Bernard Pierce, and Storm Johnson will battle for one or two spots behind T.J. Yeldon and Denard Robinson. Despite a non-guaranteed $3M salary, the Jaguars appear intent on keeping Gerhart.
Source: jaguars.com
May 22 - 7:20 PM

Jaguars C Stefen Wisniewski (shoulder surgery) is unlikely to be ready until training camp.

Wisniewski is six months into his rehab. There was hope he would be available for June’s minicamp, but the Jaguars have no need to rush their $2.5 million investment. When healthy, Wisniewski projects as the favorite to start at center after Luke Bowanko struggled mightily there as a rookie.
Source: jaguars.com
May 22 - 7:15 PM

Jaguars DE Dante Fowler will undergo surgery to repair his torn left ACL next week.

Fowler will be at the 3.5-month mark in Week 1. In theory, Fowler could return late in the season, but the Jags have no incentive to rush a player they want to be their "Leo" rusher for years to come. Fowler should be 100 percent for next year's offseason program.
May 21 - 3:25 PM

The Jaguars believe they gave Marqise Lee "too much too soon" as a rookie.

"Well, some of it was our fault," WRs coach Jerry Sullivan said of Lee's uneven rookie year. "We gave him too much too soon." Lee's main issue was staying healthy, which he admits hurt his confidence. He expects better as a sophomore. "I think I’ve got a good grasp of it," Lee said of the NFL. "Now I fully know what you need to do and how to handle situations." Lee will begin the season in the WR4 conversation.
Source: ESPN.com
May 18 - 3:04 PM

Jaguars signed No. 139 overall pick WR Rashad Greene to a four-year contract.

Standing in at 5-foot-11, 182 pounds, Greene lacks (4.53) the burner wheels his size would usually dictate. He does boast sure hands and plus route-running chops. Greene's biggest rookie contributions could come as a returner.
May 18 - 2:38 PM

ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco expects T.J. Yeldon to become Jacksonville's "feature back" this season.

Not content with Denard Robinson or Toby Gerhart atop the depth chart, Jacksonville searched high and low for a foundation back this offseason before selecting Yeldon with the No. 36 overall pick in the draft. He is expected to immediately become the Jags' three-down workhorse, and has a chance to threaten the top-ten of running back touches this season. Yeldon is an RB2 with upside in redraft formats.
Source: ESPN.com
May 16 - 2:06 PM

Jaguars signed sixth-round DT Michael Bennett to a four-year contract.

Bennett tumbled all the way to the sixth round because he's viewed as a three-technique-only in a 4-3 system unable to play in a 3-4. Still, we like his value. Bennett has a chance to contribute immediately in sub-packages.
May 15 - 12:30 PM

Denard Robinson will return kicks and be a change-of-pace back this season.

Second-round rookie T.J. Yeldon is locked and loaded as a feature back, leaving Robinson and Toby Gerhart to fight for leftovers. The 197-pound Shoelace was never a realistic long-term option as a feature back anyway, but will fit well as a pace-changer. The former college quarterback showed a quick learning curve last year, averaging 4.31 YPC on his 135 carries.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 12:55 PM

Jaguars signed No. 229 overall pick TE Ben Koyack to a four-year contract.

An in-line type who can create holes in the run game, Koyack will compete for a spot on a team currently carrying six tight ends.
May 14 - 12:44 PM

Jaguars signed No. 104 overall pick S James Sample to a four-year contract.

A one-year starter at Louisville, Sample (6'2/209) profiles as a strong fit in Gus Bradley's Cover-3, running 4.56 at the Combine with a 10-foot-3 broad jump. Sample is expected to start out at free safety, behind journeyman Sergio Brown.
May 13 - 7:35 PM

Jaguars signed seventh-round WR Neal Sterling to a four-year contract.

Sterling set records at Monmouth, but he displayed below-average athleticism and speed at his Pro Day. He's likely a long shot to make the 53-man roster, but could have some value as an H-back-type who plays multiple spots.
May 13 - 12:25 PM

Jaguars signed No. 3 overall pick DE Dante Fowler (knee surgery) to a four-year contract.

Despite last week's heartbreaking ACL tear, the Jags gave Fowler the maximum allowed under the NFL's slotting system. That means $23.5M fully guaranteed over the four years with a $15.3M signing bonus plus no offset language on the guaranteed money. As with all first-round picks the Jags will hold a fifth-year option on Fowler.
May 12 - 12:40 PM


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