Jaguars news roundup 7/17

Sam Greenwood

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

Uche Nwaneri of Jacksonville Jaguars -- Shad Khan Fulham buy 'ingenious' - ESPN
Jacksonville guard Uche Nwaneri said Tuesday in London that owner Shad Khan purchase of English soccer club Fulham was a stroke of genius when it relates to the Jaguars. "He's created a direct link between London and Jacksonville, which will create a fan base on both sides, not only for just us but also for Fulham in the United States," Nwaneri said. "It was an ingenious move and something that will obviously benefit both squads over the long haul."

Maurice Jones-Drew will be eased into Jaguars camp - NFL.com
It remains to be seen what Maurice Jones-Drew can do in new Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch's scheme. But Fisch knows it's smart not to rush Jones-Drew back too soon. "We have to make sure he can just not plant off his foot, but be tackled on his foot and be able to bounce right back up and be able to withstand a lot of carries," Fisch told The Florida Times-Union last week. "When we start seeing those things, we'll have a better feel of what type of guy he can be. We're not going to overburden him until he feels he's 100 percent."

Jaguars Free Agency 2013: Offseason Update Part III
We’re done with the draft class. For now, anyway. So, as we continue in this 2013 offseason update, we move to free agency. And while the Jaguars very definitely aren’t building through free agency – this is a draft-and-develop team now and for the foreseeable future – veteran free agency has had an important place thus far in the first year of the David Caldwell/Gus Bradley Era. Holes needed to be filled. Pieces needed to be put in place. In some cases, leaders needed to be acquired. And while it very much needed to be done with the right player at the right price – and often at the right age – the Jaguars very much did not ignore the free-agent market.

Laurent Robinson seeks team despite concussion woes - NFL.com
Laurent Robinson signed a big contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, then suffered through four concussions in the worst season of his career. Now recovered, Robinson wants to sign with an NFL team. "I feel like I can still play, of course," Robinson told USA Today on Tuesday. "There's going to be doubts about me with the concussions. But the only thing I can do is tell teams to bring me in, work me out and go from there.

Jacksonville Jaguars, Winn-Dixie end sponsorship contract that lasted more than a decade | jacksonville.com
Winn-Dixie grocery stores, one of the most lucrative and long-standing sponsors of the Jacksonville Jaguars, has ended the association with the NFL franchise.Officials with both the team and grocery store chain acknowledged Tuesday that the partnership came to an end within the past week.“It was not a snap decision,” said Winn-Dixie spokesman Brian Wright. “Both parties decided not to continue the sponsorship.”Wright declined to give specifics as to why the sponsorship came to an end.

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