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Jaguars first-year DT Al Woods opts out of 2020 season

Jaguars first-year DT Al Woods opts out of 2020 season

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars announced Friday that first-year defensive tackle Al Woods has elected to opt out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus. The 33-year-old Woods is entering his 11th season. He signed a one-year, $2.5-million contract with the Jaguars in March. By opting out, Woods’ contract will pause and he will…Continue Reading »

Pandemic makes it hard for Jaguars to find identity

Pandemic makes it hard for Jaguars to find identity

By: Hays Carlyon I keep coming back to one question when thinking about the Jaguars this season. What are they? There is an identity conflict throughout the Jaguars. The coronavirus has only compounded it. The Jaguars will be one of the teams most affected by the NFL’s wise elimination of the preseason. The team had…Continue Reading »

Trading Yannick Ngakoue just got a lot harder for the Jaguars

Trading Yannick Ngakoue just got a lot harder for the Jaguars

By: Hays Carlyon Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue just got much more difficult to trade. The team could still deal the unhappy 25-year old. There just will be fewer suitors and likely less compensation coming back. You can forget about any first-round treasure trove. The Jaguars needed to trade Ngakoue to a team that could…Continue Reading »

Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue should sign the franchise tag tender now

Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue should sign the franchise tag tender now

By: Hays Carlyon Jaguars standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue needs to sign the franchise tag tender. Immediately. There’s no downside for Ngakoue anymore – and it’s his only way out of Jacksonville. The 25-year-old Ngakoue should follow Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott’s lead and sign the one-year tender. Prescott cashed in at $31.4 million. Ngakoue would…Continue Reading »

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew getting stronger and faster

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew getting stronger and faster

By: Hays Carlyon Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew had three goals for the offseason: bigger, faster and stronger. He is happy with his progress. Minshew met with reporters Thursday on a video conference for the first time this offseason. He spoke in detail about his offseason conditioning work. “Really putting an emphasis on trying to figure…Continue Reading »

Jaguars new OC Jay Gruden sees plenty to like in QB Gardner Minshew

Jaguars new OC Jay Gruden sees plenty to like in QB Gardner Minshew

By: Hays Carlyon Jaguars new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden sees three key things in second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew. Those three things will be a major factor in whether the Jaguars can prove skeptics wrong and deliver a surprisingly successful season this fall. Gruden, the former Washington coach, spoke with reporters on Tuesday for the first…Continue Reading »

Jaguars start reopening process next week

Jaguars start reopening process next week

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars will start returning to TIAA Bank Field next week following the Memorial Day holiday. The team announced its plan to implement the phase one reopening on Tuesday. All employees have worked remotely since March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic. “The reopening of the Jaguars office under established NFL guidelines…Continue Reading »