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Jaguars news roundup 6/23

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.


No. 2 pick Luke Joeckel, Jaguars agree to terms -
Luke Joeckel, taken with the No. 2 overall pick by the Jaguars during the NFL Draft, has agreed to terms on his rookie contract, according to the team website. He's expected to sign the deal on Saturday night and leave for the rookie symposium on Sunday. As Jacksonville's Florida Times-Union points out, the rookie salary cap calls for Joeckel to get a signing bonus of $13.799 million. For most of the leadup to the draft, it was thought by many observers that the Chiefs would grab Joeckel as the No. 1 overall pick. But in the week or so before the draft began, word began to filter out that Kansas City would take Eric Fisher instead -- a decision that angered Joeckel. Yet, that's what happened, leaving Jacksonville to take Joeckel.

Juggernaut Index, No. 30: The Jacksonville Jaguars | Roto Arcade - Yahoo! Sports
Welp ... another year, another Maurice Jones-Drew fantasy dilemma. Two summers ago we were all fretting about MJD's knee, so we routinely passed on him in the first round of drafts. Naturally, he led the NFL in rushing by a mile. (OK, by 242 yards.) Last year, Jones-Drew was a no-show at camp, unhappy with a contract situation that didn't change. Maybe you downgraded him, maybe you didn't. He suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 7 at Oakland, an issue that required surgery and sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

A fresh start with Jaguars for Chris Polian |
Except for a map of the United States, a poster-size picture of his three children and a 2013 Jaguars schedule, the walls in his new office are mostly empty.Besides that day’s newspaper and team personnel binder, so is his bookcase.Home is an extended-stay hotel, and his business cards aren’t ready yet.But Chris Polian has been too busy to do any wall-decorating, house-hunting or stationary-acquiring.

O-Zone: Oh, no
It is an exciting time to be a Jaguars fan. I’ve often written that you can’t predict the future, and there’s no way to know for sure what the coming seasons hold for the Jaguars. That’s the nature of sports. It’s an uncontrolled script. What you can know for sure is a lot of good things are happening, and a lot of good people are doing the planning, organizing, coaching and managing on the football and business sides of the operation. That gives a franchise a chance to succeed, and it gives a franchise hope. In unscripted entertainment – or unscripted anything, for that matter – that’s all you can ask.