Jaguars news roundup 10/18

Justin Edmonds

Jaguars news roundup 10/18

Inside the Jaguars: Wide receivers improving
The Jaguars’ wide receivers got a touch healthier Thursday. Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts III, the Jaguars’ two top receivers, returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, leaving the Jaguars in a slightly better situation at the position than they had been the day before. Each missed practice Wednesday, a day when Shorts, Blackmon and wide receivers Ace Sandersand Stephen Burton all missed practice.

Stats say Jaguars DE Andre Branch is struggling; coaches say otherwise
There are two easy ways for a defensive end to get noticed.The first is getting a sack. The second is a costly penalty.In last Sunday’s game at Denver, Andre Branch was in the spotlight for the latter.He was flagged for a costly unnecessary roughness penalty after the whistle on the Broncos’ second series when he engaged in a shoving match following Peyton Manning’s incomplete pass on 3rd-and-14 from the Denver 40.Instead of punting, the Broncos got a first down on the Jaguars 41. They scored five plays later to take a 14-0 lead.

Jaguars interested in bringing back Maurice Jones-Drew for the right price -
Maurice Jones-Drew has struggled in 2013 but the Jacksonville Jaguars are still willing to bring back the 28-year-old running back, provided he's not looking for big money. Jones-Drew's future was the source of a question asked by a reader in ESPN's Jaguars mailbag on Thursday. According to Michael DiRocco, a trade is unlikely, but there is a chance he could return in 2014. The team is interested in bringing Jones-Drew back as long as it's not for big money. There has been speculation that the Jaguars could trade the eight-year pro, which DiRocco doesn't think will happen due to the lack of compensation expected in a trade. He believes the most the Jaguars could get for Jones-Drew in a trade is a fourth-round pick, which is little for a starting running back.

More from Big Cat Country:

Latest News

In This Article

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.