Jaguars draft Temple’s Armstead, continue to revamp RB room
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars made another move to revamp their running backs room by selecting Temple's Ryquell Armstead in the fifth round of the NFL draft.
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DT Malik Jackson, FS Tashaun Gipson, OT Jermey Parnell, RB Carlos Hyde, LS Carson Tinker, WR Donte Moncrief, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins,...
Jaguars acquire RB Hyde from Browns in trade for draft pick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring.
The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Jaguars in exchange for Hyde, who has 382 yards rushing and five touchdowns in his first season in Cleveland. Hyde signed a three-year, $15.25 million contract in March.
Jaguars PR/KR Mickens on injured reserve, re-sign WR Greene
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed kick returner Jaydon Mickens on injured reserve and re-signed receiver Rashad Greene.
The team announced the roster moves Monday, one day after a 40-7 loss at Dallas. Mickens broke his left ankle returning a punt in the third quarter.
Veteran RB Jamaal Charles hopes to ‘be a spark’ for Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Telvin Smith broke toward the sideline during practice Wednesday and had newly signed running back Jamaal Charles in his sights.
For a second anyway.
Smith said Charles "hit me with a little step" that got the linebacker's attention and gave everyone else a glimpse of what the four-time Pro Bowl selection still has to offer to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jaguars rule out running back Fournette for game at Cowboys
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out running back Leonard Fournette for their game at Dallas. It will be the fourth game Fournette has missed this season.
Coach Doug Marrone says Fournette (hamstring), left tackle Josh Wells (groin) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) will miss Sunday's road game.
Jaguars sign Jamaal Charles to help while Fournette’s out
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles to help during Leonard Fournette's absence.
The 31-year-old Charles worked out for the team Tuesday morning and signed a one-year contract in the afternoon.
The Jaguars (3-2) lost third-string running back Corey Grant (foot) for the season and expect to be without Fournette for several more weeks. Grant was placed on injured reserve, opening a roster spot for Charles.
Jaguars placing Seferian-Jenkins, Grant on injured reserve
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are placing tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Corey Grant on injured reserve.
Coach Doug Marrone says Seferian-Jenkins will have core muscle surgery but could return later in the season. Grant will miss the rest of the year with a foot injury.
Seferian-Jenkins has 11 receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. Grant has 13 carries for 40 yards to go along with nine receptions for 67 yards.
Jaguars optimistic Fournette will play against Patriots
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is optimistic running back Leonard Fournette will play against New England despite missing practice all week.
Marrone says Fournette's recovery from a strained right hamstring has been "encouraging," but the coach listed Fournette as questionable on the injury report Friday.
Marrone adds that Fournette has stayed involved in meetings and game-planning, so "he'll be ready to go" if he's cleared to play Sunday.
Jaguars’ Fournette misses practice with strained hamstring
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette missed practice Wednesday because of a strained right hamstring.
Fournette tweaked his hamstring in the first half of last week's season-opening win at the New York Giants.
The fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft ran nine times for 41 yards before leaving the game. He also caught three passes for 14 yards.
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Jaguars release veteran RB Chris Ivory, saving $3.6M in 2018
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran running back Chris Ivory, who was ineffective and then inactive late in the season.
Ivory averaged 3.4 yards a carry, finishing with 382 yards and a touchdown last season. He was inactive for four of Jacksonville's final five games. The Jaguars used versatile running back T.J. Yeldon and speedster Corey Grant down the stretch to give rookie workhorse Leonard Fournette breaks.
Kevin Gorman’s Take 5: Five thoughts on Jaguars 45, Steelers 42
1. We can debate about the merits of the coaching decision to win the coin toss and defer, but the one made by Mike Tomlin to start the AFC divisional playoff against the Jacksonville Jaguars backfired on the Steelers in a big way.
No Brady, no defense, Patriots fall to Jags 31-24 in opener
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo missed his chance at an on-field audition when he was injured during Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension last season.
So this might be his best chance to show the Patriots — or another team that wants to trade for him — that he's ready to be an NFL starter.
Jaguars coach awaits return call from veteran Branden Albert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says he has had no contact with Branden Albert since the veteran left tackle decided to skip voluntary workouts.
Albert, tight end Marcedes Lewis and running back Corey Grant were the only players not in attendance for the first week of Jacksonville's offseason conditioning program, which began Monday.
Titans without half of starting secondary vs. Jaguars
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are without three starters against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night, including half of their secondary.
The Titans already had declared safety Rashad Johnson (neck) and cornerback Perrish Cox (concussion) out, and Daimion Stafford will start at safety with Brice McCain at cornerback. Brian Schwenke will start at left guard with Quinton Spain (bruised right knee) out.