JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Brandon McManus in hopes of upgrading their special teams Thursday, two days after Denver dropped the veteran kicker and former team captain.
Florida, Georgia exercise option to keep ‘Cocktail Party’ in Jacksonville through 2026May 24, 2023 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The annual rivalry game between Florida and Georgia will be played in Jacksonville at least through 2025.
The Southeastern Conference schools released a joint statement Wednesday announcing their decision to exercise a two-year option in the contract to keep playing at TIAA Bank Field, home to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jaguars will play twice in London, 2 Germany games setMay 10, 2023 GMT
Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars will become the first NFL team to play two international games in the same season when they spend back-to-back weeks in London this year.
The Jaguars will “host” the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Oct.
Jaguars looking for pass rush help after free agency, draftMay 4, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are still in the market for a pass rusher, even after free agency and a draft in which they had the most picks (13) in franchise history.
Fortunately for general manager Trent Baalke, there are plenty of available options.
Jaguars use NFL draft to find offensive help for QB LawrenceApril 30, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars closed the NFL draft the same way they opened it: by getting quarterback Trevor Lawrence some potential help.
Jacksonville ended the three-day event Saturday by selecting Houston fullback Derek Parish in the seventh round, with the 240th overall pick.
Jaguars add TE Strange, RB Bigsby on Day 2 of NFL draftApril 29, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars used the early rounds of the NFL draft to put more pieces around budding quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
The Jaguars selected Penn State tight end Brenton Strange with the 61st overall pick and then added Auburn running back Tank Bigsby with the 88th choice Friday night. They joined offensive tackle Anton Harrison in Jacksonville's draft class.
Jaguars select OT Anton Harrison with 27th pick in NFL draftApril 28, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Robinson's potential suspension surely affected Jacksonville's approach to the NFL draft Thursday night.
The Jaguars already had a hole at offensive tackle, one that would grow significantly if Robinson has to sit out multiple games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Hamilton signs 3-year extension with Jags after career yearApril 27, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars believe nose tackle DaVon Hamilton’s best season is just the beginning.
Hamilton signed a three-year contract extension Thursday, a clear indication how general manager Trent Baalke and coach Doug Pederson feel about the third-round pick entering his fourth season.
AP source: Jaguars LT Robinson facing suspension for PEDsApril 27, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson is facing a multigame suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
2023 NFL Seven Round Draft OrderApril 25, 2023 GMT
1. Carolina Panthers (from Chicago)
Jaguars outside NFL draft’s top 10 for 2nd time in 16 yearsApril 20, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Forgive the Jacksonville Jaguars if they’re not completely comfortable drafting at No. 24.
After all, the Jaguars have picked in the top 10 a staggering 14 times in the past 15 years.
Jags’ Ridley thinks he could be better after lengthy layoffApril 19, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — By the time Calvin Ridley first stepped on a practice field with Trevor Lawrence a few weeks ago, he felt as if he already had played a full season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jags cut CB Griffin to save $13.1M against salary capMarch 8, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars cut high-priced cornerback Shaquill Griffin on Wednesday, a move that was months in the making and will save the team $13.1 million against the salary cap.
Jaguars place franchise tag on TE Engram after career yearMarch 6, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Evan Engram will be back in Jacksonville for another season, probably longer if the Jaguars get their way.
The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on the veteran tight end Monday, guaranteeing him a one-year, $11.345 million contract in 2023.
NFL reinstates Jaguars WR Ridley after gambling suspensionMarch 6, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL reinstated suspended receiver Calvin Ridley on Monday, clearing the way for him to join his new team in Jacksonville.
The league said Ridley, who had been suspended indefinitely since March 2022 for violating the NFL’s gambling policy, is eligible to participate in all team activities beginning immediately.
Jaguars sign Robertson-Harris, Hasty to contract extensionsFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris and running back JaMycal Hasty to contract extensions.
Robertson-Harris, coming off the best season of his NFL career, signed a three-year, $30 million extension, according to NFL Network.
Backup QB C.J. Beathard signs 2-year extension with JaguarsFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard signed a two-year contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, keeping him from hitting free agency next month.
Beathard spent the last two seasons as Trevor Lawrence's backup.
Bieniemy takes next step as Commanders offensive coordinatorFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Eric Bieniemy knew he was almost certainly leaving the Kansas City Chiefs before they won a second Super Bowl in four years.
After interviewing 16 times for 15 different NFL head coaching jobs in past years, he also knew this time he probably was not getting another look to run a team.
Jags hire Holz as passing game coordinator to replace CooterFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Nick Holz as passing game coordinator Thursday, landing a quick replacement for Jim Bob Cooter.
Cooter left the Jaguars last week to become offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts and new coach Shane Steichen.
Panthers bringing back Capers, McCown to coaching staffFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are bringing back more familiar faces.
The Panthers announced that Dom Capers, who served as the team’s first head coach from 1995-98, has been added to new coach Frank Reich’s staff as a senior defensive assistant.
Super Bowl teams have good backup QB plansFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — If all goes according to plan Sunday, the only time football fans will see Kansas City's Chad Henne or Philadelphia's Gardner Minshew during the Super Bowl will be on the sideline, holding a clipboard, talking on a headset or offering encouragement to teammates.
Mahomes, Hurts buoy Super Bowl teams amid QB injury spateFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
It matters that Patrick Mahomes is spectacularly talented, of course.
Schottenheimer new Cowboys OC while McCarthy calls playsFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Brian Schottenheimer has been named offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys after serving the past season as a consultant for the team.
Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move Saturday, three days after team owner Jerry Jones said McCarthy is set to call plays in 2023 after the club parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Chargers agree to hire Kellen Moore as offensive coordinatorJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
Kellen Moore is going from calling plays for Dak Prescott to Justin Herbert.
The Los Angeles Chargers didn't waste any time in reaching an agreement with Moore to be their next offensive coordinator.
Chiefs’ Kelce active for AFC title game despite back spasmsJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce is active for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday night's AFC championship game after the All-Pro tight end experienced back spams in practice that had him questionable on the final injury report.
Chargers’ Herbert has surgery on non-throwing shoulderJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder last week.
However he is expected to be ready for the offseason program in the spring.
Bengals return to Kansas City for another AFC title gameJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have lost three straight games to the Cincinnati Bengals, including last year’s AFC title game, when they blew an early 21-3 lead in an overtime defeat before a sea of stunned fans inside Arrowhead Stadium.
Joe Burrow, Bengals go for 4-0 vs. KC in AFC title rematchJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
The Bengals and Chiefs have become familiar foes.
When the teams face off Sunday in Kansas City to determine the AFC champion, it’ll be their fourth meeting in 393 days and a rematch of last year’s conference title game.
Hurts, Jefferson, Mahomes among AP NFL MVP finalistsJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
Jalen Hurts, Justin Jefferson and Patrick Mahomes are finalists for The Associated Press 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year awards.
The winners will be announced at NFL Honors on Feb.
Lawrence, Jags ready to run it back after late-season surgeJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence signed jerseys, helmets and posters for teammates Monday before heading into the offseason.
Chiefs’ Reid: Mahomes ‘going to play’ vs Cincy for AFC titleJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that Patrick Mahomes will play in the AFC title game against the Bengals, and that the high ankle sprain the All-Pro quarterback sustained against the Jaguars last weekend is less severe than the one he played through during the 2019 season opener.
AP source: Chiefs’ Mahomes sustained high ankle sprainJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes sustained a right high ankle sprain in the Kansas City Chiefs' divisional playoff win over the Jaguars, a person familiar with the nature of the injury told The Associated Press on Sunday, though the All-Pro quarterback expects to play against Cincinnati in next week's AFC championship game.
Mahomes leads Chiefs past Jags 27-20 with injured ankleJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hobbling along on an injured ankle, Patrick Mahomes threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and a spot in their fifth straight AFC title game.
Jaguars rue missed chances in playoff loss to Kansas CityJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars could not have imagined a better situation than the one they faced late in the first half of their divisional-round playoff game against the mighty Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
Chiefs, led by hobbled Mahomes, beat Jags 27-20 in playoffsJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes pleaded with Chiefs coach Andy Reid to let him stay in the game on Saturday.
He argued with trainers, assistant coaches and anyone else within earshot on the Kansas City sideline to let him play through an injured right ankle.
Jaguars, Chiefs both healthy for divisional-round matchupJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jaguars right guard Brandon Scherff and wide receiver Jamal Agnew, both of whom were questionable for the playoff game in Kansas City, are active against the Chiefs on Saturday after they were limited in practice this week.
Column: Lawrence and the Jags finally have things coveredJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
We can’t give credit to the scattered and covered hash browns, because Trevor Lawrence didn’t place his order until he was done with one of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history.
Still, a late-night trip to Waffle House after an improbable victory is a striking metaphor of just how far the Jacksonville Jaguars have come from the Urban Chop House.
Chiefs aim for 5th straight AFC title game by beating JagsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE (10-8) at KANSAS CITY (14-3)
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST, NBC
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Chiefs by 8 1/2.
Analysis: Right coach can turn around a franchise quicklyJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
The Jaguars and Giants combined for seven wins last season.
Now, they’re two victories away from playing in the Super Bowl.
Both teams hired new coaches who quickly delivered success.
NFL: 5 teams to play home games in Germany, London in 2023January 19, 2023 GMT
The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will each play international games during the NFL’s 2023 regular season.
Staley looks ahead to Chargers’ offseason after tough exitJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley remained steadfast he would remain head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers despite plenty of speculation about his future.
“I am aware of the speculation because I have to be briefed of it to be prepared for guys like you," Staley said to reporters on Wednesday during his season-ending press conference.
No Brady or Rodgers, no problem for NFL in divisional roundJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
For the first time in 13 years, neither Tom Brady nor Aaron Rodgers reached the divisional round of the playoffs.
No problem. The NFL still has plenty of exciting football this weekend featuring Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott and many other stars.
Mahomes aims to lead Chiefs to 5th straight AFC title gameJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ask any coach or player around the NFL and they are bound to tell you that the speed of the game picks up when the playoffs arrive. There is no longer time to think on the field; decisions more often are made by in-the-moment instincts rather than carefully crafted game plans.
Saturday perfection: Lawrence’s 37-0 mark at stake vs ChiefsJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson turned away from the question, stopping just short of shaking his head in disappointment, and then tapped the lectern in front of him three times to mimic knocking on wood.
Staley to return as Chargers coach; Lombardi fired as OCJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley will be back for a third season as the Los Angeles Chargers head coach.
The same can not be said for some of his offensive staff.
The team on Tuesday announced that offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Shane Day have been fired after two years.
Analysis: Thrilling NFL weekend defined by curious decisionsJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
Curious decisions defined the NFL's wacky wild-card weekend, and none more so than Tyler Huntley going high when he should have gone low.
Lamar Jackson's fill-in had the Baltimore Ravens in position for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter at Cincinnati but with several teammates behind him to help him burrow through the line on a quarterback sneak, Huntley extended the ball toward the goal line over the top on third-and-goal from the 1.
Herbert, Chargers go into offseason with plenty of questionsJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert finally made it to the playoffs in his third year with the Los Angeles Chargers, only to see the season end again in excruciating fashion.
Despite going 10-7 in the regular season, the Chargers will stew after blowing the third-largest lead in postseason history.
Slow starts, double-digit deficits no problem for these JagsJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trailing early? Yawn.
Double-digit deficit late? Shrug.
No hole seems too big for the Jacksonville Jaguars these days.
Herbert, Staley ponder what went wrong in collapse at JagsJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Herbert sat in silence at his locker for roughly 15 minutes, staring into the distance. He had taken off his cleats but was still wearing most of his grass-stained uniform.
Lawrence rallies Jaguars from 27 down to beat Chargers 31-30January 15, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence's confidence somehow never wavered. Not after the first interception. Or the second. Or the third. Or even the fourth.
The generational quarterback simply delivered a generational comeback.
Lawrence, Jags rally from 27 down, shock Chargers 31-30January 15, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence followed four interceptions with four touchdown passes — one of the most improbable turnarounds in NFL postseason history — and rallied the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 31-30 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night.
Jags QB Lawrence makes playoff history with 4 1st-half picksJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s Trevor Lawrence became the third quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw four interceptions in the first half of a playoff game. Detroit's Gary Danielson and Denver's Craig Morton are the others.
Jags returner Agnew active for wild-card game vs ChargersJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars returner Jamal Agnew was active for the team's wild-card game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Agnew was limited all week with a shoulder injury and had been listed as questionable for the playoff game.
TV producer Gaudelli to do final NFL game after 33 seasonsJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
For 33 seasons, an NFL prime-time package has had Fred Gaudelli in the producer's chair and Al Michaels announcing from the booth.
One of those eras comes to an end Saturday night when Gaudelli produces his last NFL game — NBC's coverage of the AFC wild-card round game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chargers’ WR Williams downgraded to out with back fractureJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
Mike Williams will miss the Los Angeles Chargers’ AFC wild-card round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a lower back fracture.
The sixth-year wide receiver was downgraded to out on Friday after further rests.
Chargers, Jaguars return to playoffs with Herbert, LawrenceJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (10-7) at JACKSONVILLE (9-8)
Saturday, 8:15 p.m. EST, NBC.
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Chargers by 2½.
Chargers’ Williams questionable for playoff game vs. JaguarsJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Williams’ status for the Los Angeles Chargers' AFC wild-card round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars will be a game-time decision.
Williams was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report Thursday.
Jags’ Lawrence, Chargers’ Herbert face off in playoff debutsJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence feels as if he’s been in the playoffs the past two months.
Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars were 3-7 and four games behind division-leading Tennessee in late November.
No. 1 seed Chiefs to see familiar route through postseasonJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No matter what route the Kansas City Chiefs take through the playoffs, it is sure to be a familiar one.
That tends to happen when you've been near the top as long as they have been.
Late-season surge has Jaguars’ Allen looking dominant againJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Allen was the last player off Jacksonville’s practice field Wednesday. The fourth-year pro spent extra time working through pass-rush drills and then a few more minutes chatting with a coach — an offensive coach.