Jacksonville Jaguars

Stadium: EverBank Field | Coach: Doug Marrone
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense23rd101.9 (22nd)233.0 (20th)
Defense6th106.4 (19th)215.2 (5th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
at HOU
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 17
TEN
9:30 am EDT
Sun Sep 24
BAL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at NYJ
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
at PIT
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
LAR
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 22
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 5
CIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
LAC
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
at CLE
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 26
at ARI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
SEA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 17
HOU
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at SF
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
at TEN

Standings

AFC
South
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Houston9-7-05-1-0
Tennessee9-7-02-4-0
Indianapolis8-8-03-3-0
Jacksonville3-13-02-4-0
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Jaguars' Leonard Fournette: Flashing potential as receiver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Doug Marrone said he's been pleased with Fournette's work as a pass catcher at OTAs, Hays Carlyon of 1010 XL Jacksonville reports.

Fournette was drafted No. 4 overall due to his rare combination of size, speed, power and running instincts, with anything he can contribute as a receiver likely to be viewed as a bonus. It seems he's been a pleasant surprise in that regard during rookie minicamp and OTAs, flashing the potential to develop into a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. While he only had 41 receptions in 32 college games, Fournette was predictably dangerous once he had the ball in his hands, impressively producing 12.8 yards per catch. T.J. Yeldon is still the clear favorite to handle passing downs early in the season, but Fournette could eventually develop into one of the league's few true three-down workhorses. As is, Fournette figures to at least dominate early-down carries and goal-line work, relegating Yeldon and Chris Ivory to bit roles.

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Jaguars' Allen Hurns: Puts on weight to avoid hammy issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hurns said he is healthy and has put on some extra muscle to avoid the hamstring injuries that plagued him last season, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Signed to a four-year, $40 million contract last offseason, Hurns followed up his 2015 breakout with an absolute dud in 2016, catching only 35 of 76 targets for 477 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. His struggles contributed to the emergence of Marqise Lee, who now looms as a serious threat to Hurns' status as the No. 2 receiver. It is possible there will be enough targets to keep all three of Hurns, Lee and No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson happy, as the Jaguars don't boast much in the way of pass-catching talent in the backfield or tight end corps. While unlikely to replicate his 2015 stat line of 64 catches for 1,031 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games, Hurns should at least re-emerge as a useful part of the offense and a viable deep threat, after producing a miserable 6.3 yards per target with a 46-percent catch rate last season.

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Jaguars' Myles Jack: Switching roles with Posluszny
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Jack and veteran Paul Posluszny are switching positions, with the 2016 second-round selection taking over as a three-down middle linebacker and serving as defensive play caller, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

The Jaguars have a bit of a logjam, with Jack and Posluszny joined by standout weakside 'backer Telvin Smith, who has been a consistent three-down force since entering the league in 2014. As expected, the team will shift Posluszny to the strong side and take him off the field on most passing downs, even though he had 265 tackles in 30 games (8.8 per game) over the past two seasons. The Jags hope Jack will provide a major upgrade in pass coverage, but even if he doesn't quite meet expectations, last year's No. 36 overall draft pick finds himself in a role that's highly conducive to IDP production. It is possible Jack could lose the job if he struggles for a prolonged period, as the 32-year-old Posluszny has served as Jacksonville's every-down middle linebacker and defensive play caller since 2011, with his veteran leadership helping to compensate for declining range.

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Jaguars' T.J. Yeldon: Sitting out first day of OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yeldon (ankle) did not participate in the Jaguars' first OTA on Tuesday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

Yeldon's return to full health will be especially important this offseason after the team selected Leonard Fournette in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, creating even more competition alongside Chris Ivory. Yeldon, who missed the 2016 regular-season finale due to an ankle injury, ran for just 465 yards on 130 carries last year, but proved his worth as a pass catcher with 50 receptions for 312 yards.

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Jaguars' Branden Albert: Still seeking new contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Albert is not expected to participate in Tuesday's OTAs as he continues to wait for an improved contract, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Albert, who was traded from the Dolphins to the Jaguars in February, isn't happy with his contract situation in Jacksonville. He'll be expected to start at left tackle upon his eventual return, but that time may not come until he's able to work out a deal with the front office. In the meantime, rookie tackle Cam Robinson out of Alabama figures to see additional reps with the first team.

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