January 10, 2013 |
Mike Mularkey is out as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Like Kansas City's Romeo Crennel, Mularkey was fired after one abysmal season. Both the Jaguars and Chiefs finished a league-worst 2-14. “I know Mike well and do not want anyone to misinterpret the rationale behind my decision,” Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said. “Mike is an excellent coach and I am sure he will succeed in his next stop in the NFL. However, I must do what I believe is best for the Jacksonville Jaguars and immediately explore every avenue possible to turn our football team around. For that to happen as seamlessly as we want, and as quickly as our fans deserve, I feel it is in everyone's best interests for an immediate and clean restart.” Said Jaguars owner Shad Khan: “Mike Mularkey is leaving our organization with my utmost respect.
January 10, 2013 |
Tim Tebow will not be playing for his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars next season, not if new General Manager David Caldwell has his way. In his introductory news conference Thursday, Caldwell was adamant that the former Heisman Trophy winner at Florida and current failed Jets quarterback is not part of the team's rebuilding plan. “I can't imagine a scenario in which he'll be a Jacksonville Jaguar - even if he's released,” Caldwell said. And the Jets have indicated they will release Tebow, who was the odd man out when New York shuffled struggling starter Mark Sanchez and third-stringer Greg McElroy in and out of the lineup.
December 11, 2012 |
If it's Tuesday, it must be time for the newest Times NFL power rankings, and there is a big shakeup this week. Houston and Atlanta are no longer first and second, being replaced by Denver and New England. There are three new teams in the top 10, the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. That means, of course, that three teams fell out of the top 10: the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers. FULL LIST: Times NFL power rankings If the Super Bowl were held today, expect a Denver-Atlanta matchup.
November 19, 2012 |
Chad Henne never quite caught on in Miami. Will he be able to do so in Jacksonville? Will he even get the chance? Henne threw for 354 yards and a career-high four touchdowns after coming in for Jaguars starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who bruised his right elbow Sunday early in the Jaguars' 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans. That's the 9-1 Houston Texans, who came into the game 16-point favorites over the 1-9 Jaguars -- the same Jacksonville team that hasn't managed to score more than 23 points in a game all season.
October 31, 2012 |
Wide receiver Mike Thomas was traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed draft pick on Tuesday -- and guess which two teams are playing each other on Sunday? You think things might get a little uncomfortable in Jacksonville this weekend? After all, it couldn't have been the most pleasant of breakups. Thomas had recently been passed by a rookie and a second-year player on the Jaguars' depth chart and also lost his job as the team's primary punt returner.
September 4, 2012 |
The news keeps getting better for Jacksonville Jaguars fans, not to mention fantasy football owners: Maurice Jones-Drew probably will play in the season opener as a third-down back and might play an entire series, according to Coach Mike Mularkey . The dual-threat running back, the reigning NFL rushing champion, reported to camp Sunday after a 38-day holdout as he demanded a new contract, even though he had two years left and $9 million owed...
August 22, 2012 |
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is unhappy with comments made by team owner Shad Khan about his 28-day holdout. “Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team - on the field, in the locker room and in the community,” Jones-Drew's agent, Adisa Bakari, told the Associated Press. Last week, Khan said that Jones-Drew's holdout "doesn't even move the needle” in terms of stress on the team and that he had better return to training camp because “[the]
August 21, 2012 |
A person familiar with the situation said Monday that the Jacksonville Jaguars will play multiple home games in London beginning in 2013. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL and the team are waiting to announce the deal Tuesday in Jacksonville. The person said the Jaguars will play four home games in London, one each year between 2013 and 2016. New owner Shad Khan has made it clear he wants to play games overseas in hopes of increasing the team's brand globally.
August 21, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Jaguars? Nope. With the Jacksonville Jaguars committing to play one “home” game per season in London, starting in 2013, they're out of the mix to relocate to Los Angeles. They were a longshot to fill the L.A. vacancy, anyway, with more likely relocation candidates being San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland. But the Jaguars were a dark horse. Fact is, whatever team moves to L.A. -- assuming any team does -- that franchise will need to play as many home games as possible here in order to build a fan base.
July 9, 2012 |
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis has purchased a condo at the Residences at W Hollywood for about $1.2 million. The unit has two bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, nearly 2,100 square feet of interior living space and a deck off the master bedroom. The open floor plan encompasses the living room, dining room and kitchen with a center island. Lewis, 28, played in college for UCLA. He has been with the Jaguars since he was drafted in 2006. The 2010 Pro Bowl player was attracted to the building's location near restaurants, night life and shopping as well as its amenities, which include 24-hour concierge service and a rooftop pool.