Fantasy Football News & Views
Jaguars | Leonard Williams fits in Jacksonville Sat Apr 25, 09:05 PM
Southern California DE Leonard Williams 'can probably play anywhere he wants,' Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said when asked if Williams would play outside or inside if drafted by the Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: Leonard Williams fits anywhere. He's arguably the best player in this draft regardless of position. He's smart, quick, strong and plays with a fire that doesn't quit. He'll be a top-5 pick in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Jaguars | Justin Blackmon likely done in JAX Fri Apr 24, 12:34 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is likely done with the Jaguars if he's reinstated into the league, in the opinion of beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
|Footballguys view: Blackmon's talent has been completely overshadowed by his off-field issues. The Jaguars appear ready to move on from him completely, especially given the rumors of Jacksonville's interest in Amari Cooper. Someone will give him a chance elsewhere if he is released, but it's time for the Jags to move on.|
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Jaguars | Amari Cooper may land with JAX Fri Apr 24, 11:50 AM
Alabama WR Amari Cooper is a possibility for Jacksonville Jaguars with the third pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, according to beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
|Footballguys view: While the Jaguars added one weapon in the person of Julius Thomas, quarterback Blake Bortles needs more help. Of course, they were pleased with Allen Robinson last season and have high expectations for Marquise Lee (assuming he remains healthy). Still, Cooper would be a huge step up for a team still trying to overcome a now-disastrous Justin Blackmon pick from 2012.|
Jaguars | Maurice Jones-Drew retiring with team Thu Apr 23, 02:18 PM
Free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Raiders) will sign a one-day deal to retire as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars next Tuesday, April 28. He played nine seasons and rushed for 8,167 yards and 68 touchdowns.
|Footballguys view: Jones-Drew was one of our favorite players to watch. Some said he was too small and too slow when he came out of UCLA, and he proved the doubters wrong by becoming one of the best backs in the league during his peak. Jones-Drew was also one of the first players who embraced fantasy football players.|
Maurice Jones-Drew player page
Jaguars | Blake Bortles worked with QB guru Wed Apr 22, 12:54 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked with quarterbacks guru Tom House during the offseason. Bortles said Tuesday, April 21, that he spent two months in the offseason in California and was mentored by House. Bortles also spent four days throwing to TE Julius Thomas, WR Marqise Lee, TE Clay Harbor and WR Tony Washington. In addition, Bortles dropped 12 pounds from his the end of last season.
|Footballguys view: Getting a headstart on creating chemistry with Thomas is always a plus. Not mentioned was Allen Robinson, who was developing into Bortles' go-to guy on third down before getting hurt last year.|
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Jaguars | JAX not interested in Adrian Peterson Wed Apr 22, 12:53 AM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson might have a new home in 2015, but Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said the team hasn't talked to Peterson despite a report the Jags were one of six teams interested in trading for him. 'No, not really,' Bradley said Tuesday, April 21. 'Not between (general manager Dave Caldwell). A while ago, but it was just conversation, not any direction that we would go.'
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars still don't see satisfied with their current RB group, so while the chances of Peterson coming to Duval could be disappearing, adding a member of this talented draft RB class is definitely in play.|
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Jaguars | Neal Sterling visits Tue Apr 21, 07:37 AM
Monmouth WR Neal Sterling visited the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.
|Footballguys view: Sterling is an under-the-radar prospect who had a strong showing at his pro day. At 6'3" 239 pounds, some feel he's best suited playing at tight end in the pros. He's not overly fast, but he is a physical player who can be a good target in the red zone.|
Jaguars | Denard Robinson working on pass catching Sun Apr 19, 09:34 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson said he has been working on his pass-catching skills in the offseason, lining up as a receiver and running routes and practicing flares out of the backfield.
|Footballguys view: Robinson looked good at times last year before a foot injury cut his season short. He's not built to be a bellcow, but Robinson can certainly shine as a change-of-pace back for the Jaguars. Expect the team to add a potential starting running back at some point during the 2015 NFL draft.|
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Jaguars | Denard Robinson fully healthy Sun Apr 19, 09:41 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson said the foot injury he suffered during the season is completely healed and that he was cleared to do everything in February.
|Footballguys view: Robinson flashed some playmaking ability last year for the Jaguars. His 582 rushing yards were a career high, but lack of durability was a problem. Now, the Jaguars are likely to use Robinson as a change-of-pace back instead of a full-time bellcow back. Look for Jacksonville to select a running back in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Denard Robinson player page
Jaguars | GM not forgetting Denard Robinson Sat Apr 18, 09:38 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson said he believes he should be the No. 1 running back in 2015, and general manager Dave Caldwell said he wouldn't forget about Robinson as he prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Robinson can make plays in open space, and he flashed some playmaking ability as a runner and receiver last year for the Jaguars. He's not built to be a lead back, so look for the Jaguars to add a starting running back at some point in the 2015 NFL draft.|
Denard Robinson player page
Jaguars | Stefen Wisniewski signs Sat Apr 18, 01:01 PM
Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, April 18. Financial terms were undisclosed.
|Footballguys view: Wisniewski can step in and start for the team at center. If needed, he can also play guard as well. The Jaguars are spending a lot of money to upgrade their team this offseason, and Wisniewski is part of that plan. He's currently recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.|
Jaguars | Paul Posluszny extended Thu Apr 16, 08:32 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny signed a one-year extension Wednesday, April 15.
|Footballguys view: Not a shock as the Jaguars have to keep one of their more talented players in house, even though Posluszny struggled last season. One year isn't a huge commitment so if he can't turn it around they can cut him loose.|
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Jaguars | Greg Jennings visiting Jacksonville Mon Apr 13, 10:14 AM
Free-agent WR Greg Jennings (Vikings) is visiting the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, April 13, according to a league source.
|Footballguys view: Jennings is making a few stops before he decides on where to play in 2015. The Jaguars could certainly use him, but we think he ends up with the Dolphins.|
Greg Jennings player page
Jaguars | Buck Allen visited Jacksonville Sat Apr 11, 09:13 PM
Southern California RB Buck Allen visited the Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday, April 9.
|Footballguys view: Allen can do it all in the NFL. He's a compact runner with good instincts between the tackles. Allen is a capable receiver out of the backfield who can get open. He lacks elite speed, and that may keep him a change-of-pace back instead of a full-time runner in the NFL. The Jaguars are looking for help in the backfield and a player to pair with Denard Robinson.|
Jaguars | Dante Fowler expects early pick Tue Apr 7, 10:20 PM
University of Florida DE Dante Fowler feels that he will not fall past the Jacksonville Jaguars when the NFL Draft rolls around April 30. "I'd be stunned, because of the scheme that (head coach Gus Bradley) has," Fowler said Tuesday, April 7. "I can set the edge and I can come off the edge. I'd be surprised, but that's how the draft goes. I'm just happy I'll be drafted on the first day." The Jaguars pick third overall.
|Footballguys view: Fowler is arguably the most explosive pass-rusher in the 2015 NFL draft. He gets off the snap quickly, and he has a good closing burst to get to the quarterback. Fowler is relentless in his pursuit, and he's a dangerous player to contend with on the edge. We'll see him off the board in the top five.|
Jaguars | Amari Cooper, Devante Parker to visit JAC Mon Apr 6, 04:47 PM
Alabama WR Amari Cooper and Louisville WR Devante Parker will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, April 7.
|Footballguys view: Cooper is our favorite wide receiver in this talent-rich class. He's a fantastic route-runner who plays with the savvy/instincts of a 10-year veteran. Parker has good speed and ball-tracking ability on deep targets. Both would be great help for the Jags. However, only Cooper is worth the number three-overall pick. There's a small (very small) chance that Parker would be available at the top of the second round.|
Jaguars | Will host three rookie pass rushers Mon Apr 6, 04:33 PM
Southern California DE Leonard Williams, Nebraska LB Randy Gregory and Missouri DE Shane Ray will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, April 7.
|Footballguys view: Williams is a smart, disruptive defensive lineman who can create plenty of interior pressure. Gregory is unlikely to be a top-10 pick after testing positive for marijuana at the scouting combine earlier this year--the third positive test (two in college) that we know about. Ray could certainly be a top-10 pick in the draft. He is relentless and explosive as an edge-rusher.|
Jaguars | Corey Wootton works out Fri Apr 3, 04:34 PM
Free-agent DE Corey Wootton (Vikings) worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, April 2.
|Footballguys view: Wootton has worked out for the Titans as well. He appeared in 15 games last year, but played less than 300 snaps. Wootton struggles to stop the run, and he did not generate any pressure as a pass-rusher in 2014.|
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Jaguars | John Crockett to work out for JAX Thu Apr 2, 08:44 AM
North Dakota State RB John Crockett will work out for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Crockett was a productive FCS runner, and he has good patience and vision. With 30 catches last year, Crockett proved he could be used as a receiver out of the backfield effectively. He's a small-school RB to keep an eye on.|
Jaguars | Bradie Ewing waived Tue Mar 31, 05:28 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars FB Bradie Ewing was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, March 31.
|Footballguys view: The news comes on the heels of learning that Toby Gerhart is likely to play fullback for the Jaguars in 2015. Fullback is a dying position, and Ewing could have a hard time latching on elsewhere.|
Jaguars | Toby Gerhart to see time as FB Tue Mar 31, 02:40 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to line up occasionally as a fullback in 2015 after the team released FB Bradie Ewing.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here. The Jaguars have already stated they'd use Gerhart as an H-back this season. Playing fullback won't be a stretch for his skill set. His fantasy value is non-existent for re-draft players, and it's on life support in deep dynasty leagues.|
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Jaguars | Tandon Doss could see bigger role Mon Mar 30, 11:22 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Tandon Doss could be the seasoned veteran general manager David Caldwell is seeking for the team this offseason. Caldwell mentioned Doss and WR Arrelious Benn as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.
|Footballguys view: Let's not get crazy here. Both Doss and Benn have been in the league for some time, and neither one has done much as a pro. We don't think either player has fantasy value, and even in super deep dynasty leagues their value is almost non-existent.|
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Jaguars | Arrelious Benn to see more time? Mon Mar 30, 11:21 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn could be an option for more time and a bigger role in the offense, as general manager David Caldwell mentioned Benn and WR Tandon Doss as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.
|Footballguys view: Benn was an interesting fantasy prospect at one time, but injuries and inconsistencies have derailed his pro career. We don't think he does anything worth noting in Jacksonville.|
Arrelious Benn player page
Jaguars | Reggie Wayne unlikely for Jacksonville Mon Mar 30, 11:20 PM
Free-agent WR Reggie Wayne (Colts) is not a player the Jacksonville Jaguars are interested in pursuing.
|Footballguys view: Wayne might not have many suitors this offseason. He's not what he once was, and this is a talent-rich draft class.|
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Jaguars | JAX not interested in Michael Crabtree Mon Mar 30, 11:19 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars have never had an interest in free-agent WR Michael Crabtree (49ers).
|Footballguys view: Nobody is really interested in Crabtree. The Jaguars can use all the help they can get at the wide receiver position, and they're not going to take a look at Crabtree.|
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Jaguars | Jalen Collins to visit Sat Mar 28, 02:50 AM
LSU CB Jalen Collins has a visit scheduled with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: Collins is a large corner (6'1" 195 pounds) with fluid hips and agility. His upside is through the roof, and Collins could develop into a shutdown corner in the pros. He gets a bit grabby at times, and Collins is known as a physical player. With better technique and proper coaching, Collins could become a great pro.|
Jaguars | Blake Bortles endorsed by Gus Bradley Wed Mar 25, 08:39 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles received an endorsement from head coach Gus Bradley Tuesday, March 24. Speaking at the AFC Coaches Breakfast at the NFL Annual Meetings Tuesday, Bradley said Bortles has impressed since late last season in his approach. "I knew he was tough, but just how tough ... And how fast he would take over the team. The team really gravitates toward him offensively, defensively and special teams-wise, and I didn't know it would happen that fast," claimed Bradley.Link to story
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Jaguars | Greg Jennings to Jacksonville? Mon Mar 23, 11:56 PM
Free-agent WR Greg Jennings (Vikings) is a player the Jacksonville Jaguars have an interest, general manager David Caldwell said Monday, March 23. However, the two sides have not scheduled a visit yet.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars could use some help at the wide receiver position. Jennings has gotten a bit of interest on the open market, and we should see him decide on where to sign in the near future. If added by the Jaguars, Jennings could take over the role vacated by Cecil Shorts (Texans).|
Greg Jennings player page
Jaguars | Trae Waynes to visit Sat Mar 21, 02:27 PM
Michigan State CB Trae Waynes is scheduled to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: Waynes is arguably the best corner in this draft class. He has the size/speed combination that could make him a shutdown corner at the pro level.|
Jaguars | Bernard Pierce could face suspension Fri Mar 20, 01:27 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce will face a suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy with his DUI arrest this week. Pierce will be given a chance to compete for playing time with RBs Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson in 2015. Pierce has struggled in the NFL since his rookie season in 2012, and he's mainly been hampered by a list of injuries including back, ankle, knee, shoulder, thigh, toe and head ailments.
|Footballguys view: Pierce has a chance to be part of a three-man rotation, especially if the Jaguars use Gerhart more as an H-back.|
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Jaguars | Bernard Pierce claimed by Jags Thu Mar 19, 04:33 PM
Free-agent RB Bernard Pierce (Ravens) was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens by the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, March 19.
|Footballguys view: Some wondered if recent off-the-field issues might lead teams to pass on Pierce, but clearly the Jaguars figured that he could be a cheap option with upside. The backfield is so-so, and if he can stay out of trouble, there is the chance he might return to his form from 2013 and before. Pierce could work in a RBBC with Denard Robinson. The Jaguars are moving Toby Gerhart to more of an H-back role.|
Bernard Pierce player page
Jaguars | Melvin Gordon to meet with Jags Wed Mar 18, 07:29 PM
Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon will have a pre-draft visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars hold the third and 36th overall picks in this year's draft.
|Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if the Jaguars spent the third-overall pick on Gordon. He's likely to be a first-round pick and Gordon will be gone by the time their 36th pick comes up. The Jaguars are moving Toby Gerhart to an H-back, and Denard Robinson is not a bellcow back. Gordon has star potential in the NFL. He's super fast in a straight line, and he runs with good patience and vision.|
Jaguars | Bryan Walters signs Fri Mar 13, 12:16 PM
Free-agent WR Bryan Walters (Seahawks) signed an undisclosed deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, March 13.Link to story
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Jaguars | Red Bryant released Thu Mar 12, 11:34 AM
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Red Bryant was released Thursday, March 12, according to a league source.
|Footballguys view: This move saves the Jaguars $4.5 million in cap space. Bryant can still play strong run defense, and we think he'll have more than a few teams interested now that he's on the open market.|
Red Bryant player page
Jaguars | Marcedes Lewis won't be cut Wed Mar 11, 05:14 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis will not be cut, despite the fact the team just signed TE Julius Thomas. However, other teams have inquired about Lewis in a trade.
|Footballguys view: Lewis has a high cap number (8.2 million), but he is an accomplished blocker, so at least he could contribute that with Julius Thomas on board. Lewis's time of fantasy relevance has long passed.|
Marcedes Lewis player page
Jaguars | DeMarco Murray pursued by Jaguars Tue Mar 10, 07:48 PM
Free-agent RB DeMarco Murray (Cowboys) is being hotly pursued by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars have made Toby Gerhart an H-back, and Denard Robinson is only a change-of-pace back in the pros. Murray is the biggest superstar left on the open market. Signing him would take a lot of money and cap space.|
DeMarco Murray player page
Jaguars | Sergio Brown headed to Jacksonville Tue Mar 10, 01:03 PM
Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent FS Sergio Brown is expected to agree to a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, March 10.
|Footballguys view: Brown registered 33 tackles and one sack last season for the Colts. He can play close to the line of scrimmage and be relied on as a run-defender. Brown does struggle in coverage, and he plays with a bit of hesitation at times.|
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Jaguars | Davon House lands four years with Jaguars Tue Mar 10, 12:53 PM
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers impending free-agent CB Davon House agreed to a four-year deal worth around $25 million with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: House was never a starter for the Packers, but he is a good depth player. He can contribute on both defense and special teams.|
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Jaguars | Expected to sign Davon House Tue Mar 10, 10:55 AM
Impending free-agent CB Davon House (Packers) is expected to sign a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, March 10, that is worth $6.25 million per year.
|Footballguys view: House gives the Jags good secondary depth. He was a Packers fourth-round pick in 2011, and House can contribute on both defense and special teams.|
Davon House player page
Jaguars | Dan Skuta, Jacksonville get together Tue Mar 10, 01:50 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent LB Dan Skuta (49ers) have agreed to terms on a five-year, $20.5 contract, sources said Monday, March 9.Link to story
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Jaguars | Julius Thomas, Jags reach agreement Mon Mar 9, 10:17 PM
Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Broncos) reached an undisclosed multi-year agreement Monday, March 9, which will pay Thomas around $9 million per season, according to reports.
|Footballguys view: The $9 million per year salary is around what Rob Gronkowski makes for the New England Patriots. No offense to Thomas, but he's not on the same level as Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham (Saints). The Jaguars overpaid, but they get a move tight end who could be a reliable red-zone target for second-year QB Blake Bortles.|
Julius Thomas player page
Jaguars | Jared Odrick agrees to terms Mon Mar 9, 02:53 PM
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent DT Jared Odrick has agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Terms of the contract are not known.
|Footballguys view: Another strong signing by the Jaguars here. They have a ton of cap room, and they are on a spending spree. Odrick gives the Jaguars more size on the defensive line, and he can give them some interior push on opposing quarterbacks.|
Jared Odrick player page
Jaguars | Jermey Parnell agrees with Jags Mon Mar 9, 11:10 AM
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent OT Jermey Parnell agreed to a five-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, March 9. The deal is worth about $6.5 million per year, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Parnell gets a good deal here, and this should help upgrade the Jags O-Line. A backup with Dallas, Parnell did a good job filling in for Doug Free at right tackle for seven games last year.|
Jaguars | Julius Thomas to sign Sun Mar 8, 05:56 PM
Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Broncos) is set to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to sources. No contract terms were disclosed. The deal cannot be finalized until free agency opens on Tuesday, March 10.
|Footballguys view: This move was expected for a long time. Thomas will greatly upgrade the weapons around Blake Bortles, but this move certainly damages his fantasy stock. Instead of top-3 potential in Denver, Thomas will be more of a low-end TE1--around TE12--in Jacksonville.|
Julius Thomas player page
Jaguars | Ryan Davis signed Sun Mar 8, 02:22 AM
Free-agent DE Ryan Davis (Jaguars), who was an exclusive-rights free agent, was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|Footballguys view: Davis was originally an undrafted free agent in 2012, and he's worked hard to improve each season in the league. Last year, Davis had 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Jaguars. Keeping him around is a no-brainer.|
Jaguars | Five RFAs do not receive tenders Fri Mar 6, 02:10 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars restricted free-agents FB Will Ta'ufo'ou, SS Tommie Campbell, RB Jordan Todman, OG Jacques McClendon and TE Fendi Onobun will not receive tender offers from the team, which makes them unrestricted free agents.Link to story
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Jaguars | Cecil Shorts looking for contender Fri Mar 6, 07:16 AM
Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (Jaguars) wants to take his talents to a contending team when he hits free agency on Tuesday, March 10.
|Footballguys view: Shorts should get a bit of interest on the open market. He can make for a decent slot receiver on a team looking for a quicker/faster receiver to work underneath routes.|
Cecil Shorts player page
Jaguars | Randall Cobb likely to be courted by Jags Wed Mar 4, 10:31 AM
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Randall Cobb is expected to be aggressively pursued by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cobb's agent Jimmy Sexton also represents Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, and the team has $69.3 million to spend.
|Footballguys view: The Jaguars have all that money to spend, and they will search high and low to put the best weapons possible around young QB Blake Bortles.|
Randall Cobb player page
Jaguars | May pursue Brian Orakpo Wed Mar 4, 02:19 AM
Free-agent OLB Brian Orakpo (Redskins) will have interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars if he hits free agency, per league sources.Link to story
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Jaguars | Sign Jason Myers Tue Mar 3, 04:08 PM
Free-agent PK Jason Myers (AFL) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, March 3. Details of the contract were undisclosed.Link to story