JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 21 undrafted rookie free agents, including seven defensive backs.
Jaguars re-sign safety Jarrod Wilson to 3-year contract
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed safety Jarrod Wilson to a three-year contract.
Wilson was set to become a restricted free agent on March 13.
Wilson started the final two games this season, filling in for injured starter Ronnie Harrison. Harrison, a rookie and a third-round draft pick from Alabama, stepped into a starting role in place of waived veteran Barry Church.
Jags place Parnell, Harrison on IR, call up Borders, Thomas
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed right tackle Jermey Parnell and safety Ronnie Harrison on injured reserve and promoted cornerback Breon Borders and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas from the practice squad.
Both starters were ruled out Friday for Sunday's game at Miami. Place-kicker Josh Lambo (groin) and receiver DJ Chark (quadriceps) also were ruled out.
Jaguars release benched veteran safety Barry Church
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Barry Church, a safety who was benched last month but who started 27 consecutive games over two seasons.
The Jaguars (4-9) made the move Friday and activated offensive tackle Josh Wells from injured reserve.
Jaguars’ Church says London arrest ‘a misunderstanding’
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Barry Church said his arrest, along with that of three teammates, at a London nightclub early Saturday morning was the result of a mistake.
TUSCALOOSA — Thirteen former Alabama players will participate in some portion of the program’s annual Pro Day on Wednesday inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility, the team announced Tuesday.
Defensive backs Ronnie Harrison, Anthony Averett, Tony Brown and Minkah Fitzpatrick, linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne will attend the event and meet with teams, but will not work out, according to the school. All participated in last week’s NFL Combine.
Fitzpatrick among 5 Alabama underclassmen entering NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama once again must replace a number of key players leaving early for the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Alabama football: Before Harrison shined for Tide, he was a stellar kickboxer
ATLANTA — Nine-year-olds aren’t allowed in black belt camp because no nine-year-old is ever expected to attain kickboxing’s highest rank.
Years before ascending college football’s hierarchy, placing himself among the sport’s best defensive players and earning the sought-after title of the hardest hitter on an Alabama defense full of them, Ronnie Harrison defied logic.
Alabama closes early signing with 5-star defensive end
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama picked up a five-star defensive end to punctuate the first day of the early signing period.
The Crimson Tide landed Eyabi Anoma of Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday and signed 15 players. Rated the No. 7 prospect nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings, Anoma picked Alabama over Michigan, Maryland, Georgia and Florida.
LSU Film Room: How LSU’s defensive front went toe-to-toe with Bama, Jalen Hurts’ big plays and the deep-ball misses
Welcome to Film Room, our weekly analysis of LSU’s last football game.
Have a seat. No talking. No tweeting. No texting. Pay attention.
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How They Happened (big-play analysis)
Picked off: Late in the first quarter, Danny Etling is intercepted on a pass meant for RB Derrius Guice, and Bama subsequently scores a touchdown for a 14-0 lead.
Score by quarters
LSU 0 3 7 0 — 10
Alabama 7 7 7 3 — 24
ALABAMA: Irv Smith 4 pass from Jalen Hurts at 6:08 (Andy Pappanastos kick). DRIVE: 9 plays, 90 yards, 4:10. KEY PLAYS: Hurts 15-yard pass to Calvin Ridley on third-and-9 extends the drive at the Alabama 24. Hurts 47-yard pass to Henry Ruggs to LSU 18. Bo Scarbrough 10-yard run to the 9. CRIMSON TIDE 7, TIGERS 0.
TUSCALOOSA — Anthony Averett’s eyes darted into the pocket. His feet soon followed, sprinting toward Colorado State quarterback Nick Stevens on a designed cornerback blitz.
Averett shed the running back assigned to block him. He jumped, extending his hands at Stevens’ throw. Michael Gallup, the man whom Averett abandoned when he broke in, was left open. Safety Ronnie Harrison, tasked with coming over to cover the receiver on the blitz, missed a tackle.
Alabama football: How the Tide is splitting touches between Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough
TUSCALOOSA — Nursing a 14-point second-half lead against a team it was projected to beat by four touchdowns, Alabama was pinned deep in its own territory.
Its defense was vulnerable, beleaguered by injuries and offering little resistance to Colorado State’s quick-release offense. Tide safety Ronnie Harrison’s interception off cornerback Levi Wallace’s deflection offered a reprieve.
Hurts, Alabama players top coaches preseason All-SEC team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama placed a league-high 15 players on the coaches preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams, including quarterback Jalen Hurts.
The SEC released the teams on Wednesday with all 14 members represented.
Alabama had four players on the first-team offense and four on the first-team defense, plus punter JK Scott.
Reigning SEC offensive player of the year Hurts was joined by offensive linemen Jonah Williams and Ross Pierschbacher, along with wide receiver Calvin Ridley.
’Bama’s defense, special teams supplying points aplenty
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Rashaan Evans reached around Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson and ripped the ball from his grasp.
Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison scooped it up, juked one offensive player-turned-defender and raced 55 yards for yet another defensive touchdown for the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which then took control in Saturday night's 34-6 win.
Big plays have become Alabama's calling card on special teams and defense.
Hurts, No. 1 Alabama rout Kentucky 34-6 after rough week
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Hurts went to his star receiver after a first half of misfires and missed opportunities with a simple message: Let's settle down.
It worked wonders.
Hurts threw two third-quarter touchdown passes to Ridley, and Ronnie Harrison scored on a 55-yard fumble return, in No. 1 Alabama's 34-6 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night.