Jaguars exercise $12 million option on Pro Bowl DE Campbell
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised a $12 million option on Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell for 2019.
The team also picked up options on defensive end and special teams captain Lerentee McCray and backup safety Cody Davis on Monday.
The Latest: Jags teammates salute Meyer, their former coach
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's retirement: (all times Eastern):
As former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde gushed about coach Urban Meyer in the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room, former Florida defensive end Lerentee McCray walked by and shouted "Urban Legend! Urban Legend!"
Both players felt the same about their former and soon-to-be retired coach.
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 bring back veteran linebacker Lerentee McCray
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back veteran linebacker Lerentee McCray.
McCray signed with the Jaguars on Monday. He had been an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal with Jacksonville in 2017.
McCray says he's "been waiting to find a home and I'm excited to be back here and finish the unfinished business that we left last year."
Jacksonville Jaguars free agency capsule
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WRs Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Arrelious Benn; CB Aaron Colvin; LBs Paul Posluszny and Lerentee McCray; OL Patrick Omameh; QB Chad Henne; TE Mychal Rivera; S Peyton Thompson; LS Matt Overton.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Corey Grant; LB Donald Payne.
Jaguars’ LB Brown in boot after spraining ankle in practice
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars backup linebacker Blair Brown sprained his left ankle during practice Wednesday, a potentially big loss considering starters Telvin Smith and Paul Posluszny already were dealing with injuries.
Brown was wearing a walking boot and using crutches to get around the locker room, saying he "landed on it wrong" during a drill.
Jags rule out WR Lee, list Hurns as questionable for 49ers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without leading receiver Marqise Lee and could be missing wideout Allen Hurns again at San Francisco on Sunday.
Lee, who has 56 receptions for 702 yards, was ruled out Friday because of a sprained right ankle. He rolled his ankle in the first quarter against Houston last week and missed practice all week.
Jaguars LB Smith to miss Colts game because of concussion
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without linebacker Telvin Smith against Indianapolis on Sunday, the first time the team has missed a defensive starter all season.
Smith was ruled out Friday along with receiver Allen Hurns (ankle) and offensive tackle Josh Wells (concussion). Smith missed practice all week and remains in the concussion protocol.
London native Eluemunor active for Ravens’ game vs. Jaguars
LONDON (AP) — Baltimore Ravens rookie offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, born in London, is active for the first time in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.
Eluemunor, a fifth-round draft pick out of Texas A&M, was 12 when he saw the first NFL game played in London on television and decided he wanted to play football.
Jaguars sign LB McNary to beef up special teams
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent linebacker Josh McNary, adding another backup expected to bolster special teams.
McNary appeared in 49 games for Indianapolis after signing an undrafted rookie in 2013. During his four seasons with the Colts, McNary totaled 60 tackles.
Last year, McNary appeared in all 16 games — three starts — for the first time in his career. He had 14 tackles as well as a team-high nine special teams tackles.
RB Latavius Murray, DT Dontari Poe visiting Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have two former Pro Bowl players visiting: Oakland running back Latavius Murray and Kansas City defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
Both free agents were expected to wrap up visits Monday. It was unclear whether either would sign; both had other visits scheduled.
Murray ran for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons with the Raiders, including 1,066 yards and six touchdowns in his 2015 Pro Bowl season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Coughlin's resume, reputation and rings already are making a difference for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The team's new executive vice president of football operations played a pivotal role in landing one of the NFL's top free-agent classes. General manager Dave Caldwell even said Coughlin "was critical in us closing those deals."
The Latest: Jaguars add linebacker McCray
The Latest on NFL free agency (all times Eastern):
After landing three defensive starters in the opening minutes of free agency, the Jacksonville Jaguars added a backup later in the day.
Bills acquire linebacker McCray in trade with Packers
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have acquired linebacker Lerentee McCray in trade with the Green Bay Packers.
In exchange, the Bills gave up an undisclosed pick in the 2018 draft. The trade was completed Tuesday, a few hours before Buffalo was required to cut 15 players to meet the NFL's 75-player roster limit.