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Jaguars news roundup 7/19

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

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No slack for Cecil Shorts as Jaguars receivers prepare for camp |
Jaguars receivers coach Jerry Sullivan wasted no time telling star pupil Cecil Shorts that 2012 is over.“Right off the bat — first day of OTAs,” Sullivan said. “I told him, ‘Look back at last year when you’re 50. You have to pick up where you left off and go from there.’ ”Shorts was one of the Jaguars’ few offensive bright spots last year, emerging from role player to a downfield threat who caught 55 catches for 979 yards and seven touchdowns. If it weren’t for two concussions, he would have eclipsed 1,000 yards. That’s the next goal.

Evans agrees to terms
he Jaguars’ draft class is now fully agreed upon. Josh Evans, the Jaguars’ sixth-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, agreed to terms on his rookie contract on Thursday, becoming the last of the team’s eight draft selections to agree or sign with the franchise. Duration and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Evans (6-0, 205 pounds), a safety, started 24 games at free safety at the University of Florida, playing in 47 games and lettering three seasons. He registered 154 tackles, 101 solo, and also had seven tackles for losses, five interceptions and four passes defensed.

Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville Jaguars -- fantasy story was joke - ESPN Los Angeles
Maurice Jones-Drew took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify that he was joking when he claimed one of his former Jacksonville Jaguars teammates almost didn't block for him on a play in a game because they were playing each other that week in fantasy. Jones-Drew, who participated Wednesday in a SiriusXM celebrity fantasy football draft, was asked by SiriusXM's Mad Dog Radio to explain just how seriously he and his teammates take their fantasy football matchups against one another and relayed the following story, which was picked up by several media outlets.

Shad Khan welcoming Fulham Football Club to Jacksonville |
After spending reportedly nearly $300 million on an English soccer team, Shad Khan is rolling out the red carpet on the First Coast. The Jacksonville Jaguars owner will be at EverBank Field at 4 p.m. Friday July 19 to welcome representatives from the Fulham Football Club. The Fulham Football Club, currently on tour in Costa Rica, is introducing the CEO, Alistair Mackintosh, manager, Martin Jol, and team captain, Brede Hangeland during the informal interview and photo opportunity in the Upper West Touchdown Club.

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