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Brad Meester wants to be part of Jaguars' comeback |

In his 12th season at age 34, center Brad Meester is in a league of his own as a Jaguar. He has played in more seasons, more games (175) and has more starts (92) than any player in the 17-year history of the franchise.

Wayne Weaver: Jaguars still in research phase for head coach |

Jaguars outgoing owner Wayne Weaver said Tuesday the team is in the process of doing background research on head coaching candidates, but hasn’t yet done any interviews. "Most of the people we can’t talk to now because the league year is in process and some of the teams we might be looking at might be in the playoffs,’’ he said.

Jaguars coach sees Blaine Gabbert as courageous, "super-tough" |

Through this season, many observers have criticized Blaine Gabbert for his pocket presence. Trent Dilfer called him timid. Joe Theismann said he looked like a shrinking violet. Well, Mel Tucker was asked about that during his press conference yesterday, and he gave a strong endorsement for Gabbert in his answer.

Maurice Jones-Drew finishes second among AFC running backs in fan Pro Bowl voting |

Although Maurice Jones-Drew leads the NFL in rushing yards, fans voters for the Pro Bowl don't agree with the stats, apparently. In the final tally from fan votes, Jones-Drew has the second most votes in the AFC after Texans running back Arian Foster. He also trails NFC running backs LeSean McCoy, the Eagles running back who is Jones-Drew's only competition for the rushing title, and Minnesota's Adrian Peterson.

The Inaugural Luke Akerstrom Award

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today that the club’s athletic training staff has established The Luke Akerstrom Award. The award will be given annually to a member of the Jaguars family who exemplifies the exceptional qualities during their rehabilitation consistently demonstrated by Luke during his amazing recovery.

Courageous comeback

Jarett Dillard always had confidence he would play again. And the Jaguars’ third-year veteran receiver said he always had confidence he would so at a high enough level to be a starter. That didn’t mean the past two years have been easy. Far from it.

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