Jags Wired: Denard Robinson
Jaguars rookie Denard Robinson wears a microphone at Got Skills Rookie Day.
There have been whispers around the league that Jaguars owner Shahid Khan plans to eventually move the franchise from Jacksonville to London, in an effort to fulfill the league's desire to expand the NFL and make it more popular globally. While many tend to see Khan's commitment to playing four London games over the course of as many seasons as having one foot out of Jacksonville, the new stadium renovations announced last week could eliminate that possibility. The Jaguars are set to play four games in London over the next four seasons - one "home game" a year. Initially, the St. Louis Rams were the club that was committed to playing three home games in London. While the Rams did play a home game in London in 2012, they are dropping plans to play an additional game there in 2013 and 2014. Then, just a year ago, the Minnesota Vikings were the frontrunner to be that London team. After much negotiation, the Jaguars became the team that made the commitment.
The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation continued its mission of encouraging scholastic achievement in the community by presenting a gift of $20,000 to the Florida State College at Jacksonville Foundation at the quarterly meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors. The gift will fund scholarships at FSCJ for current and future students that meet certain criteria for consideration.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was ripping balls at the driving range at the Palencia Golf Course Monday morning in an attempt to sharpen his golf game.“If I play, I get into the mid-80s,’’ Jones-Drew said. “If I don’t play, I go back to the 100s.’’Jones-Drew hasn’t been able to play much lately while rehabbing his foot, but he wasn’t playing a normal round. He was hosting about 75 golfers in his first Celebrity Golf Classic Charity Fundraiser for his foundation.
Our At-A-Glance series continues with a look at the Raiders 2013 Regular Season match-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars. This will be the Silver and Black's home opener. Kickoff is set for Sunday, September 15, at O.co Coliseum on CBS.