Mike Mularkey and his wide receivers coach, Jerry Sullivan, have had some time to consider their group and decided in the past couple days that Jarett Dillard is not part of the solution at a spot where the team is looking to upgrade. That’s two players the Jaguars once thought would be a help at receiver they’ve dumped. Kassim Osgood, a quality special-teamer Gene Smith thought could grow into an effective receiver did not do so after he was signed in 2010 and was cut earlier this offseason.
Mike Brown and Chris Forcier didn’t spend the weekend expecting perfection. They were striving for it, though – that, and an opportunity. That made for a few stressful moments early Sunday afternoon. Following the final practice of the Jaguars’ three-day minicamp – a tryout camp for most of the 50 players involved – Forcier, Brown and a few other players were gathered into a conference room at EverBank Field.
Jordan Palmer will get another chance to work with Bob Bratkowski, his offensive coordinator when he was in Cincinnati from 2008 to 2010. Palmer is the brother of former Bengals and current Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. Jordan Palmer has spent time in both the Arena Football League and the United Football League, where he played last year. He impressed the Jaguars coaches in the Jaguars three-day minicamp, in which he participated as a workout veteran.
Defensive end Ryan Davis has never met Rashean Mathis, but he’s eager to introduce himself and wants to follow in his footsteps even though he’s traveling on a different path in his quest to make it with the Jaguars. Mathis, a Jacksonville native, and Davis are the only two players from Bethune-Cookman on the Jaguars’ roster.