With organized team activities starting tomorrow, the Jaguars will be without two key players. Maurice Jones-Drew and Josh Scobee won't be there for Jacksonville's voluntary workouts. This shouldn't be a surprise since neither player has participated in the Jaguars voluntary offseason workouts yet. The Jaguars don't have mandatory minicamp until June.
The Jaguars have gone to Plan C in their quest to sign a kicker for the organized team activities that start Tuesday. Josh Scobee is at a contract impasse with the team, and the Jaguars didn’t sign either of their workout kickers, including Long Ding, so they signed second-year kicker Brandon Coutu on Monday.
It would be easy for Mike Mularkey, as a new head coach inheriting a returning starter at quarterback who looked lousy last year, to be skeptical of his quarterback’s ability to lead the team. But in Jacksonville, where Blaine Gabbert is returning as the starter in a new offense, Mularkey insists he’s confident in what he has.
The future can wait. Soon enough, Brad Meester said there will be tractors to drive, crops to plant, an idyllic post-NFL life to live. And the longest-tenured Jaguars player says it might even have come this off-season but for one critical thing: The feeling he knows will come when the time is right, when it’s time to retire?