The top seven slots in the 2012 NFL Draft will be in play on Sunday when the Jaguars end their season against the Indianapolis Colts. If the Colts lose, they will clinch the No. 1 overall pick and likely select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. If they win, they will fall to No. 2 behind St. Louis if the Rams lose to San Francisco.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew recently told the Associated Press that he’d hide a concussion in order to keep playing. Even more recently, he has blamed the league’s relatively new sensitivity to concussions on the latest trend in litigation.
Taylor on Thursday morning took time to talk with jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser about several topics, including life after football, Jones-Drew, Jaguars Owner Wayne Weaver and the future of the Jaguars under new owner Shahid Khan . . .
Will Middleton said without question the last few weeks have been difficult. Middleton, one of 25 Jaguars currently on injured reserve and one of 10 defensive backs on the season-ending list, said it’s tough enough to be unable to finish a season, and tougher still missing time when you feel your teammates could use your help.
Clint Session and Matt Roth talked concussions today, and they said the sensible things the league and most fans would expect to hear. Roth told Tania Ganguli that he thought about playing through lingering headaches, but asked around and changed his mind.