Eagles at Jaguars preview: Five players to watch | jacksonville.com
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR CECIL SHORTS --- Out two weeks, including both preseason games, with a left calf strain, Shorts is expected to start after returning to practice on Tuesday. The most dominant player in training camp before he was hurt, it will be interesting to see how much Shorts plays and how much of an effort the Jaguars make to work him downfield after throwing so many short passes last week.
2013 NFL season preview: Jacksonville Jaguars - CBSSports.com
Coach Mike Mularkey lasted one season in Jacksonville, going 2-14, the worst record in team history. Owner Shahid Khan wanted to make the Jaguars relevant again and unlike some of his counterparts, he's happy to hire the football people to see that vision through. New general manager David Caldwell and new coach Gus Bradley have been tasked with revitalizing a franchise that came into the league in 1995 and then proceeded to make the playoffs four straight years from 1996-1999, including two AFC Championship Game appearances. In the 13 years since: Two trips to the playoffs and nine seasons of sub-.500 football.
10 Things: Jaguars-Eagles
The performance of Chad Henne. Yes, the quarterback mystery is over, but Henne still needs to play well. While Blaine Gabbert has been named the starter for the regular-season opener, he is out with a thumb injury and – until he practices Week 1 – is uncertain. That means Henne needs a good showing in the dress rehearsal that is the third week of the preseason. Particularly important for the Jaguars is it’s the first time Cecil Shorts III and Justin Blackmon have played together since Game 15 last season. Henne needs to play well to get those receivers into a rhythm, particularly Shorts, who is making his first preseason appearance of 2013.
Eagles present a new set of worries for the Jaguars | jacksonville.com
There’s enough to worry about in the third preseason game.A team has to solidify its roster and depth chart, while also trying to keep key players healthy for the start of the regular season.The Jaguars juggling act has been further compounded by who they’ll be facing Saturday night at EverBank Field.The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the league’s biggest mysteries entering the season. First-year coach Chip Kelly will be bringing his innovative offensive attack, led by mobile quarterback Michael Vick.
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