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.
Jaguars play to identity in season-opening win at Giants
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's formula for success was evident in the season opener.
It's relying on their strengths. It's playing to their identity. It's surely not the last time they'll win like that, either.
Sure, the Jaguars would like to have done more offensively in a 20-15 victory at the New York Giants .
Jaguars CB Ramsey set to go for opener vs Giants, Beckham
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey practiced without any limitation Friday, clearing the way for him to play against New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the season opener.
Ramsey was limited in practice Thursday because of right ankle soreness.
Jaguars receiver Moncrief takes on bigger role without Lee
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't too long ago that veteran receiver Donte Moncrief was buried on Jacksonville's depth chart.
Moncrief had fallen behind Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and even rookie DJ Chark after missing a week of practice because of a sore knee.
Jaguars WR Lee ruled out for season after helmet hit to knee
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their top receiver for the second straight year.
Marqise Lee will have season-ending knee surgery and be placed on injured reserve, coach Doug Marrone said Monday.
Jaguars WR Lee injures knee in 17-6 victory against Falcons
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars might have lost their No. 1 receiver for the season.
Marqise Lee, who led the team in receptions in 2017, injured his left knee in a 17-6 victory against Atlanta in the preseason Saturday night and could be out for the year.
Jaguars WR Lee leaves exhibition game with knee injury
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee, who led the team in receptions in 2017, injured his left knee in an exhibition game against Atlanta on Saturday.
Lee was carted off the field after Falcons cornerback Damontae Kazee twisted his leg making a tackle. Lee fumbled on the play, but it was overturned because Kazee was flagged for tackling with his helmet.
Allen Hurns is set to sign with the Dallas Cowboys, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Friday. His new contract is worth $12 million over two years, according to Pro Football Talk.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys added another receiver in free agency Friday when Allen Hurns agreed to a two-year deal.
Hurns' deal with the Cowboys came three days after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley welcomed Hurns to the team in a Twitter message, ending that with "lets go to work!" Hurns responded, "Let's get it bro" on his account.
Jaguars dump Lewis after 12 seasons, also release Hurns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars unceremoniously dumped the longest-tenured player on their roster Tuesday, and he wasn't happy about it.
The Jaguars released veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis after 12 seasons to save $3.5 million in salary-cap space. The move came the same day Jacksonville parted ways with receiver Allen Hurns to save $7 million.
Both players are now free agents and can sign with any team that wants them.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are releasing receiver Allen Hurns and saving $7 million in 2018.
Hurns will be a free agent and able to sign with any team that wants him.
His future had been in doubt for months, since Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole emerged late last season. Hurns really became expendable when the Jaguars signed two receivers last week, bringing back Marqise Lee and adding Donte Moncrief in free agency.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will open free agency by adding two offensive pieces and re-signing another.
The Jaguars are poised to sign All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell and speedy receiver Donte Moncrief in free agency Thursday, according to two people familiar with negotiations. The people spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because NFL teams are prohibited from announcing signings until free agency officially begins Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
Bills’ McCoy in starting lineup for playoff game at Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is in the starting lineup against Jacksonville.
McCoy was listed as questionable to play in Sunday's AFC wild-card game after spraining his right ankle in a victory at Miami last week. He was carted off the field, sat out two days of practice and returned in a limited capacity Friday.
Jaguars WR Marqise Lee questionable against Bills
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practiced for the first time in three weeks Friday, increasing his chances of playing in a wild-card game against Buffalo.
Lee missed the final two regular-season games after spraining his right ankle. He was limited in his practice Friday, but did enough to please coach Doug Marrone.
Marrone says Lee "looked better than I envisioned."
Lee leads the team in receptions (56) and ranks second in yards (702).
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns to return after missing last 6 games
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns is expected to play in the regular-season finale at Tennessee, his first action since Nov. 12.
Hurns missed the last six games because of a high-ankle sprain. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was removed from the injury report Friday.
Jaguars relying on rookies as injuries to receivers continue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dede Westbrook's role with the Jacksonville Jaguars has changed dramatically in the last six weeks.
Even the rookie receiver has been surprised by his rapid rise.
"I never thought in my first year I'd be teaching another guy the playbook," Westbrook said Thursday.
Jacksonville's slew of injuries at the position has Westbrook and fellow rookie Keelan Cole doing more than anyone expected.
Cowboys’ Orlando Scandrick out 3rd straight game
Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick with miss his third straight game with a back injury in what amounts to a playoff elimination game between the Cowboys and Seattle.
Scandrick is inactive for Sunday's game along with defensive lineman David Irving, who had already been declared out for the third straight week with a concussion. Scandrick and Irving were injured in a win over Washington.
With Hurns uncertain, Jags promote Strong to active roster
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted receiver Jaelen Strong to the active roster, an indication Allen Hurns will miss his sixth consecutive game.
To make room on the roster Saturday, the Jaguars (10-4) waived/injured first-year receiver Larry Pinkard (concussion).
Hurns (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity all week and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game at San Francisco (4-10). Fellow receiver Marqise Lee (ankle) already has been ruled out.
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 WR Hurns misses practice, unlikely to play at Cards
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns has missed a fourth consecutive practice and is unlikely to play at Arizona.
Hurns was wearing a walking boot on his sprained right ankle Tuesday.
Hurns injured his ankle while making a 6-yard catch against the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 12. It's a significant setback for a team already playing without its top receiver, Allen Robinson. Robinson is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in the opener.
Jaguars rule out WR Hurns for next game at winless Browns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Allen Hurns at winless Cleveland on Sunday, a potentially significant setback for a team already playing without Allen Robinson.
Jaguars could be without 3 offensive linemen vs Chargers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without three starting offensive linemen against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Right tackle Jermey Parnell (knee) and guards Patrick Omameh (knee) and A.J. Cann (triceps) were listed as questionable for the game Friday. All three practiced on a limited basis this week.
Cann sat out last week's game against Cincinnati with his injury.
Jaguars RB Fournette, C Linder set to return from injuries
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will have running back Leonard Fournette and center Brandon Linder back in the starting lineup Sunday against Cincinnati.
Fournette missed the team's last game at Indianapolis with a sprained right ankle. Linder sat out the last three games with an undisclosed illness.
No. 17 USC hosts No. 23 Arizona for Pac-12 South lead
No. 23 Arizona (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12, CFP No. 22) at No. 17 Southern California (7-2, 5-1, CFP No. 17) 10:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Jaguars promote WR Jaydon Mickens, waive Max McCaffrey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted receiver Jaydon Mickens to the active roster and waived receiver Max McCaffrey.
The 5-foot-11 Mickens was originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted rookie in May. He spent the entire 2016 season on Oakland's practice squad, was waived in final cuts and signed to Jacksonville's practice squad two weeks later.
Fournette says he’ll ‘most definitely’ be ready to play
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says his ankle feels good and he "most definitely" will be healthy enough to play Sunday at Indianapolis.
Fournette missed a second consecutive practice Thursday because of a sprained right ankle. The rookie expects to do "cutting and stuff" Friday before coach Doug Marrone decides his status against the Colts.
Jaguars rookie Fournette misses practice with sprained ankle
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette sat out practice Wednesday while recovering from a sprained right ankle.
The rookie rolled his ankle late in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Coach Doug Marrone says Fournette was ready to re-enter the game after getting his ankle evaluated on the sideline, but adds that "there's a lot of adrenaline that goes into that."
Marrone says "you just have to wait and see how things go the following week."
Jaguars WR Lee misses 2nd straight practice with sore ribs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee missed a second consecutive practice Thursday, raising questions about his availability Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Lee injured ribs on the right side of his body when New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis tackled him in the fourth quarter last week. Lee later dropped a third down pass in overtime that would have put the Jaguars (2-2) in field-goal range.
Jaguars ‘not getting results’ at receiver with A-Rob out
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson is gaining contract leverage while on crutches.
The Jaguars (2-2) are tied for the most dropped passes in the AFC with seven, including a costly one by Marqise Lee in last week's overtime loss at the New York Jets.
Jaguars rule out Fournette, Lee for exhibition vs Panthers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without running back Leonard Fournette, receiver Marqise Lee and cornerback A.J. Bouye for their preseason game against Carolina on Thursday night.
Coach Doug Marrone ruled out all three projected starters Monday, adding that running back T.J. Yeldon (hamstring) and tight end Michael Rivera (hand) also won't play against the Panthers.
Fournette, Lee expect to be ready for Jaguars’ season opener
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie running back Leonard Fournette expects to be ready for Jacksonville's season opener. So does receiver Marqise Lee.
Fournette and Lee spoke Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by injuries a week ago and expressed confidence they would play in the Sept. 10 opener at Houston.
"I'm very confident," Fournette said. "There's nothing to worry about."
Jaguars rule out Fournette, Lee for preseason game vs Bucs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette and receiver Marqise Lee won't play in Thursday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
Coach Doug Marrone ruled out both players Monday, reiterating that the team is going to be cautious with them.
Fournette has a "nagging" foot injury that Marrone said has "been kind of growing." The fourth overall pick in the NFL draft attended practice Monday, but wasn't wearing pads and didn't do any work.
Jaguars WR Lee carted off field, Fournette shut down
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee was carted off the field Sunday with a right leg injury, a potentially significant setback for a team already without rookie running back Leonard Fournette.
Lee fell to the ground during 7-on-7 drills and immediately grabbed his leg. Linebacker Telvin Smith called for trainers.
Lee's lower leg was immobilized before he was taken off the field on a cart.
Jaguars WR Hurns unlikely to play in season finale at Colts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns likely will miss a fifth consecutive game Sunday at Indianapolis.
Hurns is listed as questionable, but says his left hamstring is "still sore, so I probably won't be able to go."
Hurns injured his hamstring Nov. 27 at Buffalo and hasn't played since. He returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, but was hardly optimistic about playing in the season finale.
Hub Arkush: In a strong pool of most improved player candidates, Jadeveon Clowney is cut above the rest
It’s awards time around the NFL and I have found myself thinking lately about an award they give in the NBA every year but it’s not one you see with the NFL.
I’m talking about the most improved player in the league.
There have been a number of really impressive turnarounds in the National Football League this season and some of those players are worth recognizing.
Jaguars WR Hurns won’t play at Texans, missing 3rd game
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns will miss his third consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled out Hurns on Friday, saying he won't play at Houston (7-6). The Jaguars (2-11) also ruled out guard Chris Reed (toe) and backup running back Denard Robinson (ankle) for Sunday's game.
Jags place WR Greene on IR, promote Wynn from practice squad
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed receiver Rashad Greene on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.
Jaguars rule out RB Ivory, WR Hurns; TE Thomas doubtful
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two offensive starters Sunday against Denver and maybe a third.
Coach Gus Bradley ruled out running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and receiver Allen Hurns (hamstring) on Friday. He also listed tight end Julius Thomas (back) as doubtful to play against the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos (7-4).
Jaguars WR Marqise Lee quickly becoming team’s top playmaker
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marqise Lee is quickly becoming Jacksonville's top playmaker, more explosive than Allen Robinson and more consistent than Allen Hurns.
A third-year receiver from USC, Lee has 34 catches for 442 yards this season. He's also been one of the NFL's top kickoff returners, ranking fifth in the league with a 25.1-yard average.
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.
Jaguars’ Lee returns to practice, hopes to play at Jets
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee hopes to play in the team's preseason opener despite missing most of training camp.
Lee fully practiced Monday for the first time since straining his left hamstring during the opening day of camp. Now, after sitting out nine days and seven practices, the former USC standout is lobbying to play against the New York Jets on Thursday night.
"I'm thinking about playing," Lee said. "I want to. I don't...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Oft-injured receiver Marqise Lee stayed healthy for one day in training camp.
The Jacksonville Jaguars held Lee out of practice Friday with a left hamstring injury, the latest setback for a third-year pro who can't seem to stay on the field.
Lee has missed significant time with ankle, hamstring and knee injuries. He practiced so little last summer that offensive coordinator Greg Olson said Lee was "like the albino tiger at the zoo. If you...