JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone might need to update his contact list.
Marrone said Monday he finally spoke to star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is skipping...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin took a not-so-subtle shot at two of Jacksonville's top defenders, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith, for skipping voluntary...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has no plans to punish running back Leonard Fournette following his arrest for driving with a suspended license.
Foles signs with Jaguars, welcomes being a starter again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin gushed about Nick Foles for several minutes and then had one request for his new Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback.
Jaguars hire Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL head coach Dom Capers has joined Jacksonville's coaching staff as senior defensive assistant, returning to the Jaguars two decades after his first stint with...
Jaguars hire DeFilippo as OC, fill remaining staff positions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John DeFilippo got his first NFL job working for Tom Coughlin, serving as a quality control coach for the New York Giants in 2005-06.
Fourteen years later, and with a resume that includes tutoring Mark Sanchez and Carson Wentz as rookies and winning a Super Bowl with backup Nick Foles, DeFilippo has returned to Coughlin's regime.
Jaguars head into offseason with offensive makeup on horizon
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars built their offense around a player who played less than 30 percent of the snaps this season.
Running back Leonard Fournette was injured, suspended and on the bench in crunch time. He was fined, criticized and admittedly not in ideal shape late in the year.
Jaguars keeping Marrone, Caldwell despite AFC South flop
HOUSTON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell will return next season.
The futures of quarterback Blake Bortles and running back Leonard Fournette are far less certain.
Team owner Shad Khan issued a statement after the season finale saying top executive Tom Coughlin has decided to retain Marrone and Caldwell, even though the team flopped to last place in the AFC South.
Jaguars’ Fournette doubtful to play in finale at Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars don't expect running back Leonard Fournette to play in the season finale at Houston.
Coach Doug Marrone listed Fournette (ankle/foot) as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans (10-5). The second-year pro has missed practice all week.
Jaguars turning to Blake Bortles for season finale at Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles is getting another start for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It could be his last.
Coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday that Bortles will start the season finale at Houston (10-5), giving the embattled quarterback a chance to close out a subpar season on a positive note.
Jaguars-Dolphins Capsule Preview
JACKSONVILLE (4-10) at MIAMI (7-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 4 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 4-8-2, Miami 8-6
SERIES RECORD - Series tied 4-4
LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Dolphins 23-20, Sept. 20, 2015
LAST WEEK —Jaguars lost to Redskins 16-13; Dolphins lost at Vikings 41-17
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 30, Dolphins No. 17
JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (19), PASS (25).
JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (19), PASS (2).
Jags sticking with QB Kessler despite woeful, 3-game stretch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Cody Kessler has taken the Jacksonville Jaguars to a new low in 2018.
The Jaguars (4-10) have totaled 658 yards in three games since Kessler replaced inconsistent starter Blake Bortles, including a season-low 192 yards in a 16-13 loss to Washington on Sunday. It's the franchise's worst three-game stretch of offense since Blaine Gabbert's second year in 2012.
Jags’ latest odd call: Fournette on sideline in crunch time
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette spent most of the second half on the sideline, a spectator in a tight game.
Jacksonville's best offensive player and one of five team captains touched the ball once in the final 30 minutes — a 25-yard carry in the fourth quarter.
It made no sense, not even for the dysfunctional Jaguars.
Jaguars sign kicker Forbath in case Lambo can’t play
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed place-kicker Kai Forbath in case Josh Lambo can't play against Washington on Sunday because of a groin injury.
Lambo, the most accurate kicker in franchise history, injured his right groin in practice Thursday.
The Jaguars (4-9) placed rookie linebacker Leon Jacobs (quadriceps) on injured reserve to make room for Forbath on the 53-man roster.
Redskins-Jaguars Preview Capsule
WASHINGTON (6-7) vs. JACKSONVILLE (4-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Jaguars by 8 ½
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 7-6, Jacksonville 4-7-2
SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 5-1
LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Jaguars 41-10, Sept. 14, 2014
LAST WEEK - Redskins lost to Giants 40-16; Jaguars lost to Titans 30-9
AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 24, Jaguars No. 29
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (17), PASS (26)
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (14), PASS (22)
Jaguars: Fournette yelled at fan in response to racial slur
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says running back Leonard Fournette was responding to racial slurs while yelling at a fan in Nashville, Tennessee last Thursday night.
Fournette declined to address the accusation in the locker room Monday on the advice of his agent.
Teammate and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon, however, said several fans directed racial slurs at Jacksonville players.
Jaguars defenders Ramsey, Gipson questionable against Colts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without two starting defensive backs Sunday against Indianapolis.
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey (knee) and safety Tashaun Gipson (ankle) are listed as questionable on the team's injury report. Ramsey and Gipson did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but were limited participants Friday.
Coach Doug Marrone said earlier in the week he had a "high level of concern" regarding Ramsey's status. Marrone said Friday his concern was "about the same."
Jaguars taking ‘further steps’ to reduce personal fouls
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All those yellow flags thrown against the Jacksonville Jaguars have coach Doug Marrone seeing red.
The Jaguars (3-8) have been penalized 80 times, tying them for seventh in the NFL, and have been docked the fourth-most yards (751).
Jags’ Marrone has ‘high level of concern’ for injured Ramsey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without cornerback Jalen Ramsey against division rival Indianapolis on Sunday.
Coach Doug Marrone says he has a "high level of concern" regarding Ramsey's availability against the Colts. Ramsey missed practice Wednesday because of a knee injury and might not do any on-field work all week.
Jaguars fire OC, bench Blake Bortles after 7th straight loss
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars sacked offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and quarterback Blake Bortles one day after the team's seventh consecutive loss.
Coach Doug Marrone fired Hackett and benched Bortles on Monday, making sweeping changes to one of the league's worst offenses.
Jaguars-Bills Preview Capsule
JACKSONVILLE (3-7) at BUFFALO (3-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Jaguars by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jaguars 3-5-2, Buffalo 4-6
SERIES RECORD — Series tied 8-8
LAST MEETING — Jaguars beat Bills 10-3, AFC wild-card playoff, Jan. 7
LAST WEEK — Jaguars lost to Steelers 20-16; Bills bye, beat Jets 41-10, Nov. 11
AP PRO32 RANKING — Jaguars No. 25, Bills No. 28.
JAGUARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (22), PASS (16).
JAGUARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (15), PASS (3).
When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed
When things go sour, an NFL team's fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them.
As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled — or outright flopped.
Doug Marrone and Blake Bortles in Jacksonville? Perhaps.
Jags turn to former Giants starting OT Flowers vs Steelers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are down to their fourth left tackle, starting a player they signed off the streets against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Coach Doug Marrone says former New York Giants first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers will start in place of Josh Walker, who missed practice all week because of a foot/ankle injury. Walker was listed as doubtful on the injury report Friday. Flowers and Walker alternated series last week at Indianapolis.
Jaguars center Brandon Linder injures knee, out for season
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars center Brandon Linder will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.
Linder injured his knee in Sunday's 29-26 loss at Indianapolis, and coach Doug Marrone said Monday the team captain will be placed on injured reserve.
A third-round draft pick from Miami in 2014, Linder will have missed 26 games in five years. He signed a five-year contract worth $51.7 million in July 2017. It included $24 million guaranteed.
Jaguars’ Fournette ‘completely healthy,’ will play at Colts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is good to go for Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
Fournette practiced without any limitations or setbacks all week, prompting coach Doug Marrone to declare him "completely healthy" for the first time since Week 4.
The fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft missed the last four games and six of eight this season because of a strained right hamstring.
Fournette back at practice, but Jags unsure if he will play
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette practiced for the first time in more than a month Monday, working with the first-team offense and looking like he might be fully healthy for the first time since the season opener.
But coach Doug Marrone stopped short of proclaiming Fournette back or ready to return Sunday at Indianapolis.
"I don't know if he is going to play," Marrone said.
Marrone takes blame for woeful Jags, shields obvious errors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is shouldering the blame for the team's four-game losing streak, saying he "hasn't done a good enough job for whatever reason to get everyone's mind in the right place."
Marrone insists he's not trying to be a "martyr, a shield or anything like that."
ICYMI in NFL Week 8: Jaguars falling apart, on and off field
Whether it's a quartet of players getting arrested for failing to pay a tab at a British nightclub or a locker-room spat or a four-game losing streak, things couldn't get much worse for the Jacksonville Jaguars at the moment — on the field or off it.
Jaguars’ Marrone: Message no longer resonates with players
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone believes his messages to his players are not resonating.
The Jaguars, who reached the AFC Championship game last season, lost their fourth consecutive game, falling 24-18 to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Jacksonville dropped to 3-5 and failed to benefit from playing in England at their home away from home, Wembley Stadium.
The upcoming bye week should provide everyone with an opportunity to do some soul searching — Marrone included.
Jaguars counting on Hyde to recapture identity, help Bortles
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are counting on newcomer Carlos Hyde to help veteran Blake Bortles.
The Jaguars (3-4) believe Hyde's physical running style will pay immediate dividends, especially for their embattled quarterback.
Losing Jaguars sticking with Blake Bortles as starting QB
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with Blake Bortles as their starting quarterback.
Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday, one day after benching Bortles early in the third quarter of a 20-7 loss to Houston.
Bortles benched, Jaguars implode after 20-7 loss to Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles is no longer Jacksonville's starting quarterback.
Whether he regains the job in the next week is anybody's guess.
Bortles fumbled on the team's third play of each half, leading to 10 points and his benching in a 20-7 loss to AFC South rival Houston on Sunday.
Jags bring back training camp practices amid losing streak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are back in training camp mode after consecutive lopsided losses.
Coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday they will spend the week trying "to correct a lot of bad football that we have been playing."
Plenty of blame to go around for Jaguars after another loss
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There were turnovers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on consecutive offensive snaps and miscommunication on defense that allowed Dallas to keep making big plays.
Even on special teams, after forcing a punt, there were too many players on the field for a drive-extending penalty that led to another Cowboys touchdown.
"There's not one spot I can honestly say that we performed well enough to win," coach Doug Marrone said.
Suddenly pass-happy Jags visit throwing-challenged Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Blake Bortles piling up passing numbers like never before in his career, Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone wants to get the Jaguars back to running.
Dak Prescott, Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys have the opposite issue heading into a Sunday matchup with familiar faces on both sidelines.
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 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’ stingy D ready for high-flying Chiefs offense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone has seen enough in five games of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to compare him to some of the best to ever play the position.
Or more accurately, an amalgamation of the best to ever play it.
Think the arm strength of Brett Favre and the accuracy of Tom Brady. The poise of Aaron Rodgers, the gritty gamesmanship of Ben Roethlisberger and the intelligence of Peyton Manning.
Jaguars rule out running back Fournette for game at Chiefs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out running back Leonard Fournette four days before the team's game at Kansas City.
Coach Doug Marrone announced Wednesday that Fournette and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) will miss the road game Sunday. It was a somewhat surprising move considering NFL teams rarely rule out players before Friday.
Jaguars planning to play without Leonard Fournette again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are preparing to play without running back Leonard Fournette again, maybe even for a longer stretch than before.
Fournette re-injured his right hamstring in a 31-12 victory against the New York Jets on Sunday, and coach Doug Marrone has no timetable for his return.
Jags’ Marrone appears to send message to Jets with late TD
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone insists he was following the strategy chart, calling for a 2-point conversion after a fourth-down touchdown run in the final seconds of a lopsided game.
Marrone's message to the New York Jets — the team that snubbed him for its head coaching job in January 2015 — was loud and clear Sunday.
Jaguars running back Fournette a game-day decision again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will be a game-day decision for the third straight week.
Fournette, who strained his right hamstring in the season opener, was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets despite practice in full Friday.
Fournette says he's getting better but isn't ready to commit to returning.
Jaguars rookie receiver Chark says ‘learning curve is over’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — DJ Chark's biggest contribution in three games with the Jacksonville Jaguars is a fumble recovery.
The rookie receiver, a second-round draft pick from LSU, coughed up the football after his lone reception in Week 2 and had a huge drop in a home loss to Tennessee last week.
It's far from the start Chark expected, especially after showing so much promise and potential in the preseason.
Offensive inconsistency continues to plague Bortles, Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Up, down. Good, bad. This is nothing new for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Offensive inconsistency has become as much a part of the team's identity as defensive proficiency under coach Doug Marrone. It's Jacksonville's biggest downfall and a main reason why many outsiders refuse to consider the Jaguars (2-1) a legitimate title contender in 2018.
Jaguars ‘expressed emotion’ after 9-6 loss to rival Titans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars trudged into the locker room one by one, and before coach Doug Marrone started to address the team, a few players chimed in.
They were defensive guys. They were being positive, too.
After a 9-6 loss to AFC South rival Tennessee in which Jacksonville's offense was downright offensive, the Jaguars insisted there was no finger-pointing, back-biting or name-calling.
Jaguars list Fournette, Yeldon as questionable vs Titans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon are among five players listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee.
Fournette missed last week's victory against New England because of a strained right hamstring and was limited in practice this week. Yeldon, who led the team with 58 yards rushing against the Patriots, was limited all week because of an ankle injury.
Jaguars LT Cam Robinson out for season with left knee injury
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without left tackle Cam Robinson for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
Robinson, a second-round draft pick from Alabama in 2017, injured his left knee in the first quarter of Sunday's 31-20 victory against New England and left the locker room on crutches.
Coach Doug Marrone and teammates confirmed Monday that Robinson's season is over.
Jaguars promote Wilds in case Fournette doesn’t play vs Pats
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted running back Brandon Wilds from the practice squad, making a roster move in case Leonard Fournette doesn't play against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
The Jaguars made room for Wilds on the 53-man roster by releasing receiver Rashad Greene, a fifth-round draft pick in 2015. Greene was inactive for the season opener.
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.