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Jaguars hired Nathaniel Hackett as QBs coach.

Hackett was in the running for the Rams' offensive coordinator vacancy, but pulled out of his second interview. In Jacksonville, he'll settle for a position coach role after serving as Buffalo's OC the last two years. Hackett will be tasked with developing Blake Bortles, who is coming off a turnover-filled rookie season.
Jan 28 - 5:18 PM

Jaguars MLB Paul Posluszny (pectoral) expects to be 100 percent for the start of OTAs.

"I’ll be 100 percent," Posluszny said. "That shouldn’t be an issue for us." Posluszny tore his pectoral in October and missed the final nine weeks of the season. He's the leader of the Jaguars' defense as a tackling machine in the middle, but Poz's play has gone downhill the past three seasons. Due a $7.45 million salary in 2015, Posluszny is a candidate to be cut this offseason.
Source: jaguars.com
Jan 27 - 8:13 PM

Suspended WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on November 20.

The charge will be reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if Blackmon commits no crimes for six months after November 20. According to beat writer Michael DiRocco, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement "within the next five weeks." From the date Blackmon fills out the application, Roger Goodell would have 60 days to decide whether to reinstate him to the NFL.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 26 - 5:01 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports ex-Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett is scheduled for a second interview regarding the same position in St. Louis.

Per La Canfora, new Bills OC Greg Roman would also like to keep Hackett on staff. The Redskins and Jaguars are reportedly interested in Hackett as a potential quarterbacks coach.
Jan 26 - 2:09 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports "lots of folks" inside the NFL are "optimistic" suspended WR Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015.

Just as Josh Gordon's Dynasty league owners get the worst news possible, Blackmon's get a ray of hope. The Jaguars hope to have an update on Blackmon's progress before May's draft, at which point they can begin planning for the 2015 season. Blackmon remains "suspended indefinitely," with no concrete date for potential reinstatement. At Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell's season-ending presser this past December, he said he'd "heard some good things" about Blackmon's recovery from substance abuse. Blackmon turned 25 two weeks ago. His return would be a huge boost for beleaguered Blake Bortles.
Jan 25 - 4:29 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said DT Sen'Derrick Marks (knee) is "on track" with his recovery from ACL surgery.

Marks tore his ACL in Week 17 and has a 6-9 month timetable in front of him. He'll need to avoid setbacks to be ready for the start of training camp. Marks is coming off a breakout 2014, posting a career-high 44 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and 10 TFLs.
Jan 21 - 4:18 PM

NFL Films guru Greg Cosell believes Blake Bortles "got into some bad habits" as a rookie, and the Jaguars "probably need to start over with him with the basics."

This was the fear when Bortles was coming out of UCF. He was extremely raw, drawing comparisons from as low as Jake Locker to as high as Andrew Luck. He looked like a Locker clone as a rookie, showing plus athleticism with long bouts of inconsistent accuracy. New Jaguars OC Greg Olson has a strong background in developing quarterbacks, and he gets yet another project in Bortles. The 23-year-old should benefit from a full offseason.
Jan 21 - 1:43 PM

Jaguars hired ex-Raiders OC Greg Olson as offensive coordinator.

An NFL assistant 13 of the past 14 years, Olson coordinated the Raiders' offense in 2013-14, and Tampa Bay's from 2008-11. In between, he served as coach Mike Mularkey's QBs coach in Jacksonville. It's not a flashy hire, but Olson did good work with Derek Carr and Terrelle Pryor in Oakland, and Josh Freeman in Tampa. The Jags obviously believe he'll be able to coax improvement out of sophomore QB Blake Bortles, who was wildly erratic as a rookie. The news leaves ex-Broncos OC Adam Gase without an obvious landing spot.
Jan 20 - 3:54 PM

Jaguars hired Doug Marrone as "assistant head coach -- offensive line."

Marrone opted out of his Bills contract presumably thinking he'd get a new head-coaching gig, or at least a coordinator job. Instead, he settles for o-line duties where he'll fill in for George Yarno, who remains on a leave of absence for cancer treatments. The shred of good news for Marrone is that he'll still collect $4M from the Bills this season on top of his Jags salary.
Jan 20 - 11:58 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora expects ex-Bills coach Doug Marrone to be a candidate for the Ravens' offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Ex-Broncos OC Adam Gase has also been connected to the Ravens, who must replace Gary Kubiak after he was hired as the Broncos' head coach. Marrone, who opted out of his Bills contract, has gone from looking like he'd get another head job with ease to potentially ending up as a position coach. His reputation appears to be in tatters in league circles.
Jan 19 - 1:46 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Doug Marrone has canceled his head-coaching interview with the Broncos.

He's the second candidate to cancel in one day, joining Lions DC Teryl Austin. The smoke that Gary Kubiak is poised to replace John Fox could become fire before too long.
Jan 16 - 3:31 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos will interview Doug Marrone for their head-coaching vacancy on Saturday.

Ravens OC Gary Kubiak will interview for the Denver job on Sunday. Kubiak is the heavy favorite. GM John Elway is covering all the bases and may as well touch base with Marrone, who opted out of his contract with the Bills on New Year's Eve. He's since interviewed for the Jets, Falcons, and Bears' vacancies, but was never seriously in play for any of those jobs.
Jan 16 - 11:51 AM

The Jaguars will interview ex-Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett for their offensive-coordinator vacancy Friday.

Hackett has also received interest from the Rams. In 2014, Hackett and Doug Marrone's Bills fielded the league's 26th-ranked offense, finishing 18th in passing and 25th in rushing. Most have pegged Hackett as a sharp offensive mind who was held back by Marrone in Buffalo. Hackett also didn't have a quarterback to go along with a shoddy offensive line.
Jan 16 - 10:02 AM

The Jaguars interviewed ex-Bills coach Doug Marrone for their offensive-coordinator vacancy on Wednesday.

It's appearing less likely that Marrone is going to get another head-coaching gig this offseason, so he's making the rounds for other positions. There's also a possibility Marrone was interviewing for the Jaguars' OL coach job, as incumbent George Yarno missed the 2014 season with cancer. Marrone has an extensive OL and TEs coaching background and was the Saints' OC from 2006-2008.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 14 - 3:28 PM

Jaguars FB Greg Jones has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons.

Jones will sign a contract with the Jaguars to retire as a member of the team after spending the first nine seasons of his career in Jacksonville. He was the 55th pick in the 2004 draft, but wasn't cutting it as a running back early on, so he switched to fullback. Jones was Pro Football Focus' No. 1-ranked fullback in 2007 and 2008 and again in 2010. He paved the way for Maurice Jones-Drew.
Jan 14 - 2:00 PM

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