An adjustment to the NFL’s blackout rule is likely to make TV blackouts a thing of the past for the Jaguars. But the team faces a dilemma on how to avoid blackouts without sharing more money with opposing teams. Team owners recently passed a resolution allowing teams the option of allowing local telecasts even if as few as 85 percent of the non-premium tickets are sold.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Cornerback: Rashean Mathis versus Aaron Ross While Derek Cox will man right cornerback, veterans Mathis and Ross will compete for the starting job on the left side. Mathis is a true pro who’s been a good leader for the Jaguars for nine seasons. He’s made great progress in a comeback from a shredded knee suffered in November. Ross was part of two Super Bowl-winning teams with the New York Giants and also offers leadership. The guy who doesn’t get the starting job still will be an important player on defense, lining up in the slot in the nickel package.