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Jaguars Training Camp: practice observations

Jaguars Training Camp: practice observations

By: Hays Carlyon I don’t know if I’ve ever been happier to step foot on the Jaguars practice fields. Football was back. Even in a COVID world. The weather was perfect. Hot, but not overwhelming, with a consistent breeze. The Jaguars conducted a 90-minute workout on Wednesday as all NFL teams continue the ramp-up portion…Continue Reading »

Jaguars activate QB Gardner Minshew from Reserve/COVID-19 list

Jaguars activate QB Gardner Minshew from Reserve/COVID-19 list

By: Hays Carlyon The Jaguars activated quarterback Gardner Minshew to the roster on Tuesday, removing him from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Minshew was placed on the list Sunday. His quick removal indicates he never tested positive but had come within 6 feet of someone who did test positive. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said during his Monday…Continue Reading »

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 »