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Week 4 Injury Updates

29 September 2015 - 08:14 AM

The info put forth in this thread over the next four or five days will have a HUGE impact on whether we can beat the colts or not. 


The Jags are practically devastated by injuries at the moment and they'll need some key players to get healthy quick in order to compete as a team. 


The secondary now features mostly back-ups and third stringers forced to start. That has to change. 


From Oehser tuesday morning:


 The Jaguars were without cornerback Dwayne Gratz and safety Jonathan Cyprien entering the (vs.pats) game, then lost strong safety Josh Evans , free safety Sergio Brownand cornerback Davon House, to injuries during the game. The loss of Evans and Brown meant the Jaguars were playing much of Sunday’s game with rookie James Sample at one safety and cornerback Peyton Thompson, at the other. Sample missed the first three preseason games with a broken arm and Thompson signed off the practice squad to the active roster a day before the Jaguars’ Week 2 victory over Miami. That’s a lot of inexperience against a future Hall of Fame quarterback, a factor that made it tough to be overly aggressive.


2a. Gratz improving. Speaking of Gratz, the third-year cornerback walked without a boot during the team’s open locker-room period Monday, and said he ran on Monday afternoon. He hopes to work on some level in practice Wednesday.


 Oehser also mentioned Marqise Lee's situation.  The newer knee injury seemed to hold up on Sunday, but it was the older Hamstring injury that took him out of the game. 

 “I don’t think it’s as bad as the other times, to tell you the truth,” Lee said. “I didn’t pop it. I didn’t pull it. It got sore and a little stiff, so the trainers did what the trainers do. That’s their job.” Lee said he continued to run on the sidelines. “I felt like I could have went in, but in those cases we don’t have that choice,” he said. “In those cases, it’s up the trainers.” Lee said he expects to play Sunday against Indianapolis.




Happy Birthday BrewMaster Gabe!

07 September 2015 - 05:55 PM

Hope you had a good one, dude. 

PreSeason Twitter Updates/News

26 August 2015 - 02:22 PM

Prior to the "dress rehearsal" Friday vs the Lions we have some news:



Ryan O'Halloran ‏@ryanohalloran  4h

Out for Friday: Lee Jenkins Gerhart Thompson McCray Cyprien Reynolds Wells Thomas Sterling



Ryan O'Halloran ‏@ryanohalloran  4h

White jerseys and black trousers for #Jaguars Friday night.


Mark Long ‏@APMarkLong  Aug 24

Jaguars sign first-year WR Erik Lora and waive/injured WR Damian Copeland, who suffered a shoulder injury vs Giants

Post Giants Presser Snippets (Bradley)

23 August 2015 - 05:58 PM

Here are O'Hallorans quick takes from Bradley's conference call with media today:


(notables include expected preseason action from Sample and Yeldon in week 3)


*WR Arrelious Benn will have surgery for a broken collarbone sustained in the game.

*WR Greg Jenkins was added to the injury report with a high ankle sprain.

*FS James Sample will be available to play Friday against Detroit.

*RB T.J. Yeldon will take the red non-contact jersey off and play against Detroit. Bradley said Yeldon’s reps will “mostly be with the 1s.”

*Bradley said having C Stefen Wisniewski and C Luke Bowanko split reps with the starters on Friday, “could still happen.”

*Bradley said the Jaguars had six drops. “We have to continue to clean that up … and (catches) they make every day on the practice field. Surely, we recognize it and we have to clean up those drops.”

*Bradley said the Jaguars had 11 men on the field for every special teams snap, unlike last week against Pittsburgh, when they had 10 men on the field for four snaps.

*Bradley on the first-team run game: “We ran the ball in critical times when we needed it.”

*As for the other injuries, the Jaguars didn’t put timetables on returns for CB Demetrius McCray, LB Khairi Fortt, LB LaRoy Reynolds and LT Josh Wells.

*Bradley on WR/PR Rashad Greene: “You can feel the team gaining confidence in him [as a returner]. The one he muffed, he felt like he could have gained a lot of yards on.”


The Center/Left Guard Position Battles

23 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

The Jags added competition at these positions with the additions of Cann and Wisniewski, but who ends up starting where?  Will Beadles step up and play like he's paid? Should be fun to watch when the pads are on. 


Here's a blurb from DiRocco's ESPN jag-blog on Beadles getting some love from Marrone:


"He’s been outstanding," Marrone said. "A lot of times you think, 'Hey, this is a player that’s played quite a bit or played X amount of games; what you see is what you get,' but that has not been the case. I’ve seen him progress rapidly actually between Day 1 and Day 2. "

It’s not like Beadles was the only Jaguars lineman who struggled in 2014. The Jaguars averaged just 102.1 yards per game rushing (21st in the NFL) and gave up a franchise-record and league-worst 71 sacks. Granted, not all of those sacks belong to the offensive line, but the majority did, and that was a factor in how poorly rookie quarterback Blake Bortles played at times.

But Beadles was supposed to be the anchor of the line. The Jaguars gave him a five-year, $30 million contract after four seasons in Denver, and that’s why his performance was so disappointing.

The Jaguars signed center Stefen Wisniewski, who also can play guard, to a one-year, prove-it deal and drafted 6-foot-3, 313-pound A.J. Cann in the third round. That’s a pretty clear message that the interior of the line needs to play better.



I think we'll see Wiz at center because he knows Olson's system but Bowanko has a decent chance as well. 


The Beadles/Cann battle is tougher to call and might come down to Beadles having to go out each week and play well enough to keep the rookie off the field.