Addition of Chad Henne means competition, not QB controversy for Jaguars | jacksonville.com
Coach Mike Mularkey insisted Thursday the Jaguars don’t have a quarterback controversy despite the signing of Chad Henne as their new backup to Blaine Gabbert. Mularkey said Henne’s coming in to compete. "He’s coming in as a backup, competing for a starting job,’’ Mularkey said. "Everybody comes in here to compete for a starting job. We don’t want anybody here that’s very comfortable and wants to be a backup role.
Jaguars might not be done in free agency | jacksonville.com
Free agency isn’t over for the Jaguars — it just might be on pause for a little while. Jaguars general manager Gene Smith still has a few positions to upgrade this offseason, but he’s not going to rush into it. "I think some people are weighing options," Smith said. "I think the [Mario Williams] deal in Buffalo will dictate some things for some guys that are out there."
Laurent Robinson sees the early part of his NFL career pretty simply. "It’s been a whirlwind," he said. The whirlwind officially stopped Thursday, and when it did, the Jaguars and Robinson moved forward sharing the same hope – that what was at times a frustrating, difficult journey now turns into a smooth, productive one.
Gene Smith said the Jaguars aren’t necessarily done. While the initial activity during the early part of the 2012 pro free agency period has subsided, Smith – in his fourth season as the Jaguars’ general manager – said the team still is exploring options. "There are still chances to get other guys," Smith said Thursday. "We’ll see how it plays out."
Insider analysis: Early receiver movement - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Laurent Robinson, incoming from Dallas to Jaguars: "…[T]here could be some serious upside to this deal for Jacksonville. Robinson had a rare combination of a fantastic short pass YPA (7.8 on 44 targets) and a superb VYPA (14.8 on 34 targets) last season. In addition, he caught five of six bomb passes for 282 yards, so he has the skills to stretch the field. (Note: Bomb passes are aerials thrown 30 or more yards downfield.) Whether he'll have a quarterback in Jacksonville who can get him the ball is another question."