Jaguars news roundup: Mincey/Branch look to rebound, Trufant settling in and more

Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Jacksonville Jaguars news from around the internet you may have missed.

Jaguars Notebook: GM Caldwell's plans on hold with NFL Draft moving to May | jacksonville.com
When the 2014 NFL Draft moves to May, the Jaguars’ modus operandi under general manager Dave Caldwell will put them in a holding pattern.“We’re ready to draft in early April so it will be three weeks of waiting to go,” Caldwell said after the Jaguars’ organized team activity workout Thursday morning.The new waiting game is a result of a conflict at Radio City Music Hall next April but also the league’s desire to maximize television ratings for the three-day extravaganza.

Jaguars 2013 OTAs: Trufant liking surroundings
Marcus Trufant looks at his new surroundings and likes what he sees. That’s not insignificant, because the veteran cornerback has seen what it takes to play secondary as Gus Bradley wants it played. Trufant smiled on Thursday when asked about the young players playing around him the last few weeks in the Jaguars’ secondary, and while not the smile of a job completed, it was very much one of a guy who sees something good coming soon. Maybe very, very soon.

Jeremy Mincey and Andre Branch hope for bounce-back seasons | jacksonville.com
Jeremy Mincey and Andre Branch are two Jaguars defensive ends at different stages of their careers.Mincey is a 29-year-old, six-year veteran who was originally drafted in the sixth round by New England in 2006. Branch is a 23-year-old, second-year player drafted by the Jaguars last season.But they have one thing in common. They’re both trying to overcome frustrating seasons as they attempt to make an impact on their pass rush that ranked 26th last year in sacks per pass play and registered 20 sacks.

Jaguars visit Naval Station Mayport
The company and camaraderie at a meet-and-greet event does not get much better. In the shade of a patio with the smell of boiling shrimp drifting at the Mayport Chief Petty Officer’s Club on the Mayport beachfront, six Jaguars players met and greeted sailors while posing for photographs and signing autographs on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.

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