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Veteran RB Jamaal Charles hopes to ‘be a spark’ for Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Telvin Smith broke toward the sideline during practice Wednesday and had newly signed running back Jamaal Charles in his sights.For a second anyway.Smith said Charles “hit me with a little step” that got the linebacker’s attention and gave everyone else a glimpse of what the four-time Pro Bowl selection still has […]

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Chiefs put Duvernay-Tardif, Watts on IR, sign Zombo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs placed right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and safety Armani Watts on injured reserve Tuesday and signed outside linebacker Frank Zombo to provide depth at that depleted position.Hardly the way to begin a week of preparation for a visit to New England.Duvernay-Tardif, who’s in the second year of a $42.36 […]

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Jaguars placing Seferian-Jenkins, Grant on injured reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are placing tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Corey Grant on injured reserve.Coach Doug Marrone says Seferian-Jenkins will have core muscle surgery but could return later in the season. Grant will miss the rest of the year with a foot injury.Seferian-Jenkins has 11 receptions for 90 yards […]

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Jags’ Marrone appears to send message to Jets with late TD

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone insists he was following the strategy chart, calling for a 2-point conversion after a fourth-down touchdown run in the final seconds of a lopsided game.Yeah, right.Marrone’s message to the New York Jets — the team that snubbed him for its head coaching job in January 2015 […]

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Bortles tosses 2 TD passes, Jags handle Darnold, Jets 31-12

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles felt as though Jacksonville’s offense wasted a dominant defensive performance last week.He refused to let it happen again.Bortles threw two touchdown passes, including a 67-yarder to Donte Moncrief, and the Jaguars offense gave the defense plenty of help in a 31-12 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday. […]

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The Latest: Jaguars rule out Fournette for rest of the day

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT):2:45 p.m.The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out two starters for the rest of the day against the New York Jets, including running back Leonard Fournette.Fournette left the game with tightness in his right hamstring in the second quarter. He returned for a few plays, but […]

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Brady can’t pull out a comeback over Jags this time

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Falling behind to the Jacksonville Jaguars was nothing new to Tom Brady.The outcome was.Eight months after Brady brought the Patriots back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter of the AFC title game, the Jaguars’ defense held at key moments in a 31-20 victory, the first time Brady ever lost […]

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Jaguars promote Wilds in case Fournette doesn’t play vs Pats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted running back Brandon Wilds from the practice squad, making a roster move in case Leonard Fournette doesn’t play against the New England Patriots on Sunday.The Jaguars made room for Wilds on the 53-man roster by releasing receiver Rashad Greene, a fifth-round draft pick in 2015. Greene […]

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Fournette inactive for Jaguars against Patriots

The Jacksonville Jaguars are without running back Leonard Fournette for the fourth time in two seasons.They went 3-0 without him in 2017.Fournette is inactive a week after straining his right hamstring in the opener against the New York Giants. Fournette tested his hamstring before Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, but the Jaguars opted […]

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Bortles throws 4 TDs, Jaguars beat Patriots 31-20 in rematch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Eight months later and with much less on the line, the Jacksonville Jaguars found a way to close out Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.The significance of it might not be known for some time.Not even the bold, brash Jaguars would acknowledge it was anything more than a Week 2 […]

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Jaguars optimistic Fournette will play against Patriots

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is optimistic running back Leonard Fournette will play against New England despite missing practice all week.Marrone says Fournette’s recovery from a strained right hamstring has been “encouraging,” but the coach listed Fournette as questionable on the injury report Friday.Marrone adds that Fournette has stayed involved in […]

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Jaguars add DE Campbell to injury report with knee soreness

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have added All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell to the injury report because of knee soreness.Campbell was listed as questionable for the team’s home opener Sunday against the New England Patriots.Campbell set a single-season franchise record with 14½ sacks in 2017. He had three tackles, including a sack, in […]

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Jaguars release Bennett, creating roster spot for Fowler

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have released defensive tackle Michael Bennett, clearing a roster spot for suspended defensive end Dante Fowler to rejoin the team.Fowler was suspended for the season opener at the New York Giants following a 2017 arrest. He returned to the team Monday, but Jacksonville had until Tuesday afternoon to […]

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With AFC title game rematch on tap, Jaguars relive The Play

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Myles Jack squeezed into his locker stall, his leather chair pushed to one side, his sweaty clothes scattered across the floor.He had Jacksonville’s season opener against the New York Giants running through his mind, so the mere mention of New England caught him off guard.”Oh, we’re going way back?” Jack asked […]

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Jags’ Ramsey says he would hit his grandma if she faced him

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No one is safe from Jalen Ramsey’s trash talk. Not even his grandma.The Jacksonville Jaguars star cornerback and one of the NFL’s most outspoken personalities said Thursday he “definitely would” hit his grandmother if she lined up against him on the football field.”To respect the game, you have to play it […]

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Jaguars play to identity in season-opening win at Giants

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s formula for success was evident in the season opener.It’s relying on their strengths. It’s playing to their identity. It’s surely not the last time they’ll win like that, either.Sure, the Jaguars would like to have done more offensively in a 20-15 victory at the New York Giants .But after losing […]

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Jaguars try to end winless ways against Patriots’ Tom Brady

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tashaun Gipson remembers his first game against Tom Brady five years ago as vividly as his last one eight months ago.They had similar endings.Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds to stun Gipson and the Cleveland Browns in 2013. The three-time league MVP tossed two scores in the […]

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Jaguars’ Fournette misses practice with strained hamstring

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette missed practice Wednesday because of a strained right hamstring.Fournette tweaked his hamstring in the first half of last week’s season-opening win at the New York Giants.The fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft ran nine times for 41 yards before leaving the game. He […]

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Jags’ Fournette running again, feeling better about injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette is running again and feeling “better and better” about his strained right hamstring.The Jacksonville Jaguars running back also is hopeful he will be able to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday.Fournette cautions, though, that “it’ll be a game-time decision.”Fournette spoke publicly Thursday for the first time since […]

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Jaguars’ Yeldon welcomes more work with Fournette injured

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon hasn’t started a game in nearly two years, a frustrating stretch that forced him to work harder and be more patient.He always felt like he would get another shot. He didn’t expect it to be this week.But with Leonard Fournette missing practice because of a strained […]

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