Cox, Barnett good to go for Eagles vs. Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles received some good news when DT Fletcher Cox (toe) and DE Derek Barnett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday and were cleared to start for Sunday...
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)
New faces: QB Nick Foles, WR Chris Conley, OT Jawaan Taylor, OT Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Geoff Swaim, TE Josh Oliver, RB Alfred Blue, WR Terrell Pryor, DE Josh Allen,...
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
New faces: WR DeSean Jackson, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, RB Jordan Howard, RB Miles Sanders, DT Malik Jackson, LB Zach Brown, DE Vinny Curry, QB Cody...
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Philadelphia.
LAST YEAR: Defending Super Bowl champions lost three-fourths of starting secondary, top two running backs and quarterback...
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Jacksonville, Florida
LAST YEAR: One of league's most disappointing teams in 2018. Coming off berth in AFC championship game, Jaguars...
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25. PHILADELPHIA (10-8)
LAST SEASON: Despite losing three-fourths of starting secondary, top two running backs and quarterback Carson Wentz to injuries, Eagles led by Nick Foles earned...
Eagles sign defensive end Vinny Curry to 1-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have signed defensive end Vinny Curry to a one-year contract.
Curry returns to Philadelphia after spending one year with the Buccaneers. He played his first...
AP sources: DeSean Jackson close to returning to Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to acquire wide receiver DeSean Jackson from Tampa Bay along with a 2020 seventh-round draft pick for a sixth-round pick this year, two people familiar with the...
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)
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,...
Jags clear $30M in space by cutting Jackson, Gipson, others
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars cleared $30 million in salary cap space by cutting five veterans Friday, including former Pro Bowl defenders Malik Jackson and Tashaun...
A possible home finale for Jaguars’ Jackson, Bortles, Church
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson dusted off his Super Bowl ring last week and wore it for the first time all year.
He was feeling a little nostalgia, just not about his days with the 2015 champion Denver Broncos.
"I need to remember who I am," said Jackson, a Pro Bowl selection last season.
Rematch between hot Colts, cold Jaguars looks like mismatch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — This season's first AFC South rematch looks like a mismatch.
The surging Indianapolis Colts have averaged a little more than 33 points over their last eight games while the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars have topped 21 points once in the last two months. The Colts (6-5) have won five straight since a less-than-ideal start. The Jaguars (3-8) have dropped seven in a row since thumping the New York Jets to end the season's opening quarter.
100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane Michael
About 100 cats and kittens were airlifted out of Florida to Delaware on Monday, an effort to make room in shelters for animals displaced by Hurricane Michael.
The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate the cats to shelters in Delaware and suburban Philadelphia, and possibly elsewhere in the Northeast.
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.
Miller loves Pacman signing, takes friendly swipe at Talib
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller took a friendly, subtle swipe at former teammate Aqib Talib while praising the signing of veteran cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones .
"I think it's great," Miller said Wednesday following the team's annual kickoff luncheon at team headquarters. "Somebody said we didn't have no dogs. I mean, we've got dogs. We've got dogs."
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)
New faces: LG Andrew Norwell, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, CB D.J. Hayden, DL Taven Bryan, WRs Donte Moncrief and DJ Chark.
Key losses: LB Paul Posluszny, CB Aaron Colvin, TE Marcedes Lewis, WRs Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns.
Jaguars open camp with highest expectations in decades
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pro Bowl linebacker Telvin Smith believes no expectations are too lofty for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018.
Undefeated regular season, as defensive tackle Malik Jackson predicted last week? Sure.
Super Bowl or bust, as cornerback A.J. Bouye suggested Tuesday? Absolutely.
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Jaguars use NFL draft to build for future, not this fall
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars used the NFL draft to build for the future, not necessarily this fall.
They used every pick on down-the-road starters instead of filling pressing needs.
It's a luxury rarely seen in Jacksonville, which made the AFC championship game in January after a decade of failure and futility. The Jags return 18 of 22 starters from a team that led the NFL in rushing and ranked second in total defense.
Jaguars’ Ngakoue, Bills’ Incognito clear air after remarks
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito jogged off the practice field Wednesday, started signing autographs for kids and then declined all interview requests.
Incognito's version of what happened during a wild-card game at Jacksonville earlier this month remains unclear.
Jaguars practice for Pats without starters Gipson, Omameh
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson and guard Patrick Omameh missed practice Wednesday.
Gipson sat out because of a foot injury suffered in last weekend's victory at Pittsburgh. Omameh was held out of because of an undisclosed illness.
Jaguars enter playoffs with little postseason experience
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Malik Jackson has a Super Bowl ring at home and eight playoff games on his NFL resume.
Few others in Jacksonville's locker room can say the same.
Jags’ Ngakoue fined $30,387 by NFL for contact with official
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has been fined $30,387 by the NFL for making physical contact with a game official during a loss to San Francisco last Sunday.
Ngakoue was assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he bumped referee Jeff Triplette while shouting at 49ers running back Matt Breida as officials were trying to separate Breida and Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson.
Jaguars defense eager to return to form against Titans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Malik Jackson thanked the San Francisco 49ers for giving Jacksonville's defense an "awakening."
A rude awakening, really.
The Jaguars (10-5) allowed 369 yards, including 131 on the ground, 44 points and 10 third-down conversions in a humbling loss on the West Coast.
All of it, Jackson said, will provide motivation for the defense moving forward.
Campbell breaks Jaguars’ sacks record in 30-10 win vs Colts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Malik Jackson was first to reach Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett on this play.
Brissett slipped out of Jackson's diving arm tackle and scrambled right. Yannick Ngakoue was waiting, only to have Brissett spin away from him.
Next up was Calais Campbell, who didn't miss. He rarely does.
Jaguars look to sweep Colts, remain in AFC playoff picture
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't lost consecutive games all season.
If they're going to stay in the AFC playoff picture, they can't let it happen now.
The Jaguars (7-4) expect to bounce back from their first loss in six weeks when they host the Indianapolis Colts (3-8) on Sunday.
It's far from a must-win for the home team, but one the Jaguars believe they need to stay on track for the franchise's first postseason berth in a decade.
Jaguars hoping to snap out of hometown funk against Bengals
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Maybe coach Doug Marrone should put his team on a plane Saturday, fly in circles for a few hours, land back in Jacksonville and head to a hotel.
Switch it up. Treat the Jaguars' home game against Cincinnati (3-4) on Sunday like it's on the road.
It couldn't hurt to try something different. Jacksonville (4-3) has lost both home games this season and nine of its last 10 at EverBank Field.
Jaguars, defense trying to end decade-old sack streak
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Malik Jackson shook his head several times as he tried to come up with the last Jacksonville Jaguars player to record double-digit sacks in a season.
Close. The Jaguars haven't had anyone reach the 10-sack mark since Bobby McCray in 2006.
Broncos’ Marshall, Jaguars’ Jackson eager to face ex-teams
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Malik Jackson sees the Broncos' visit to Jacksonville this weekend as a chance to prove to his former team he's worth the $90 million contract the Jaguars gave him after he rejected Denver's $53 million offer.
"They shouldn't have let me go," Jackson said. "That's my whole premise in going out there is letting them know I'm a problem and you let this problem go and now you have to deal with me."
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knows just how he feels.
Jaguars’ Jackson has something to prove against former team
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After getting two sacks against Buffalo last week, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson received a playful text from former teammate Von Miller.
"He said my dance was ugly," Jackson said Wednesday. "He's a hater."
Jackson will get a chance to change Miller's mind in person Sunday when the Jaguars (2-9) host Denver (7-4). It will be the first time Jackson faces his former team, and a chance to "show those guys who I am on another team."
Broncos have to shore up bad run defense without Wolfe
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos still sport the league's top pass defense just like last year. Their formerly league-leading run defense has slipped to 29th. And Derek Wolfe's broken elbow doesn't help matters.
Wolfe is the best run-stuffer on a team that lost Malik Jackson to free agency and Vance Walker to injured reserve. But Wolfe is expecting to miss up to a month after getting hurt at Oakland last week.
Jaguars’ Jackson ($24K) and Lee ($12K) fined by NFL
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson was fined $24,309 by the NFL on Friday after being penalized twice for unsportsmanlike conduct during one drive last weekend.
Jaguars WR Lee says he was flagged for using racial slur
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee says he was flagged for using a racial slur in Jacksonville's 33-16 loss to Oakland on Sunday.
Lee acknowledged Monday that it was the reason for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the third quarter, a flag that seemingly started Jacksonville's fourth-quarter meltdown in which defensive tackle Malik Jackson and cornerback Jalen Ramsey were ejected.
Derek Wolfe is making Denver fans forget about Malik Jackson
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Pundits predicted a decline for Denver's defense after Malik Jackson jumped to Jacksonville in free agency.
Jackson's six-year, $90 million contract with the Jaguars dwarfed Derek Wolfe's four year, $37.5 million deal that he'd signed three months earlier to stick around Denver and continue working under coordinator Wade Phillips and renowned D-line coach Bill Kollar.
Flaws and all, Denver’s defense the NFL’s gold standard
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are working to plug the rushing lanes and escape routes that have fans missing Malik Jackson or at least his replacement, Vance Walker, who blew out his right knee in training camp.
If the Broncos can keep running backs and quarterbacks from breaking free, they should have a shot at fulfilling safety T.J. Ward's vision of becoming the best defense ever.
NFL 2016: Broncos relying on dazzling defense again
DENVER (AP) — John Elway revamped his offense in the wake of the Denver Broncos' third title, shedding both tight ends and three offensive linemen who started in the Super Bowl while bidding farewell to Peyton Manning and his longtime backup Brock Osweiler.
Now, it's Trevor Siemian and backup Paxton Lynch under center for Denver and neither has ever thrown a pass in the NFL that counted.
Peyton? Retired. Coughlin? Resigned. Rams? In LA
Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. Heck, the Rams no longer are in St. Louis.
Upheaval is the buzzword for the NFL as training camps open. At least until big-name players get big-time injuries, or major holdouts end, or tackling and blocking for real begin, the departures of a likely Hall of Fame player and coach will be front and center.
Not to mention the first shifting of an NFL franchise since the Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1997.