Jacksonville Jaguars Roundup

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 11: Taylor Price #17 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as David Jones #31 of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends on August 11, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After being delayed on my way home from Iowa and sitting in the Minneapolis St. Paul airport for a total of 17 hours in less than two weeks (Thanks, Delta) I'm back. Let's get back into the flow of things by taking a spin around the internet for some Jacksonville Jaguars news.

Catharsis for a Jaguars Fan | Jaguars Blog
My wife and I were having a late dinner at Broadway Ristorante and Pizzeria this past Friday night. The television viewing options were the Tampa Bay/Kansas City preseason game or the Arena Football League championship game between the Jacksonville Sharks and the Arizona Rattlers (The top-rated Sharks lost to Orlando in round one of the playoffs last year.) Neither was garnering any real attention as the hum of conversation and calls from the kitchen gave notice that patrons and workers had more important things to address.

Josh Scobee excused from practice, becomes a father | jacksonville.com
Josh Scobee seems to have made it through the birth of his first child without passing out. Scobee was excused from Monday's practice as doctors induced labor on his wife, Melissa. This afternoon he reported his son Jacob was born at 1:47 p.m.

Jaguars rookie Will Rackley squarely in starting mix | jacksonville.com
Jaguars rookie offensive guard Will Rackley loved playing running back as a seventh-grader in Pop Warner football in North Carolina. "I was MVP. Pretty good. Scored a couple of touchdowns running guys over," he said.

Jones-Drew out to quiet the "fantasy football gurus" | ProFootballTalk
Maurice Jones-Drew practiced fully for the first time in camp this weekend, and said he felt absolutely no pain afterwards. That’s great news for the Jaguars and all the fantasy owners out there getting MJD at a discount this year. Jones-Drew, who hosts his own fantasy show with our friend Mike Dempsey on SiriusXM, isn’t happy with his preseason ranking.

Good evaluation crucial - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
The exacts and particulars have yet to be determined. But as Jaguars Head Coach Jack Del Rio looks ahead to the final week of training camp and second game of the 2011 preseason, he said he does know a few things about the preseason home opener Friday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Jaguars Notebook: David Garrard still not 100 percent, but hopes to play Friday | jacksonville.com
Jaguars quarterback David Garrard said Monday he is still not quite 100 percent healthy but added that he is feeling great. "I'm in the 90s," Garrard said. "There's been plenty of times that I have been in the 90s for many games, and nobody has ever known. I'm fine, nothing but little aches and pains really."

Expecting to play - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
David Garrard won’t say there won’t be a bit of anxiety come Friday. But for now, Garrard said he’s not focused on that, and that overall, he couldn’t be more pleased with the progress of the back injury that limited him early in training camp and kept him out of the preseason opener this past Thursday.

Jaguars 2009 Draft Class – 3 Years Later (Part 2) | Jaguars Blog
The Jaguars have been slowly but surely building their roster through the NFL draft. Usually, it takes a few years to really grade a draft class to see if it was a success or a complete bust. The 2009 draft class for the Jaguars was the first for Gene Smith, and the players he drafted are now entering their 3rd year of play. This is a huge year for this class in determining if these picks were worth it. Let dive into the second half…

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