The Jaguars placed tenders on a handful of players last month and those players have a couple more weeks before they have to make a move on them. One of those (Russell Allen) was re-signed hours after receiving a second-round tender. Exclusive rights free agents tight end Zach Potter and fullback Brock Bolen and restricted free agent (7th round) safety Courtney Greene all have since signed their tenders, thus ensuring they would return to the Jaguars for at least one more season.
Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman is used to proving the skeptics wrong. The 11-year veteran wasn’t invited to the scouting combine or the Senior Bowl after his playing career at Iowa and wasn’t drafted until the fifth round in 2002, when the Packers selected him. His arms weren’t supposed to be long enough for him to develop into a good pass rusher, but he ranked 10th in the NFL in sacks from 2006-10 with 44.5 in just 64 games.
As of Monday, the wait is over. It’s over for Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey, and for the rest of the Jaguars’ coaching staff, because after more than two months planning and preparing, the members of the staff on Monday can begin doing what they have wanted to since early January. They can meet with players, and when they meet, they can talk about football.
Paul Posluszny is feeling very, very good these days. That’s true most days, but as of Monday, there were a lot more reasons the Jaguars’ middle linebacker felt that way than just a shoulder injury that is healing well. The biggest reason?
4. Jacksonville Jaguars: It was a very rough rookie season for Blaine Gabbert. Outside of the Jaguars' running game -- namely Maurice Jones-Drew -- Gabbert's supporting cast was atrocious. Like all the other rookie signal callers last year, Gabbert didn't have minicamps to hone his craft before being thrown to the wolves. But any way you cut it, Gabbert's performance last year was far from acceptable. He did little in his first year to inspire confidence, but he does deserve further opportunity.