Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. has a piece today that looks at five players who stood out at the NFL combine but are without true position fits in the NFL. As he considers where they might play in the NFL and who might want them, the Jacksonville Jaguars popped up. Muench thinks Syracuse tweener Chandler Jones could be a good fit for Jacksonville early in the second round.
With the franchise tag deadline approaching Monday afternoon, several teams have begun franchising players, diminishing the pool of free agents who will be available to the Jaguars in 11 days. So far the Atlanta Falcons announced they franchised cornerback Brent Grimes, the Raiders announced they franchised safety Tyvon Branch and the Eagles announced yesterday they franchised receiver DeSean Jackson. The Jaguars haven't made a move yet, but are still negotiating with kicker Josh Scobee. The plan is to reach a long-term deal, but the tag, which would likely be worth about $2.65 million, is an option there.
Mark Lamping rarely watched baseball games sitting in one place when he was the president of the St. Louis Cardinals. Instead he paced, walking around the stadium he was responsible for, meeting the people who made it one of the best-attended professional stadiums in America by the end of his tenure, sometimes picking up trash if he saw it lying around. "We would always get so embarrassed, ‘Dad, what are you doing?’ " his son Brian Lamping said, chuckling fondly at the memory. "He has so much pride in being part of a team."