Team Grade:
Jacksonville Jaguars
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The Jaguars made some nice moves this offseason and seem to be headed in the right direction. But they are a young team and still are missing some pieces on both sides of the ball. This team should struggle once again, especially the offense. The Jaguars need Blake Bortles to emerge as that franchise quarterback to give the offense an identity. Until that happens, expect plenty of struggles from the Jaguars. Jacksonville should be a few games better than last season, though. Things are getting better for this team.
Receiver Cecil Shorts was on his way to a 1,000-yard season last year before missing the last three games of the season because of injury. We think he can take that next step this season. He is the No. 1 receiver in this offense, an offense that should be a little more consistent this season. Shorts continues to improve every season and should make another jump this season. He is likely to get the most targets on the team.
Quarterback Chad Henne is expected to open the season as the starter but he is just keeping the seat warm for Blake Bortles. Henne might start much of the year but Bortles will get a shot at some point, especially if the Jaguars struggle, which is likely. Henne is always capable of the big game but he'll be inconsistent in a starting role. He always has played that way, so don't expect a change this season. Bortles is the future at the position for the Jaguars.

Team Notes

Apr 16, 08:42 AM Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny signed a one-year extension Wednesday, April 15.
Apr 05, 09:42 AM Free-agent FB Bradie Ewing (Jaguars) has announced his retirement from professional football.
Mar 31, 05:33 PM Jacksonville Jaguars FB Bradie Ewing was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, March 31.
Mar 31, 02:53 PM Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to line up occasionally as a fullback in 2015 after the team released FB Bradie Ewing.
Mar 30, 11:32 PM Jacksonville Jaguars WR Tandon Doss could be the seasoned veteran general manager David Caldwell is seeking for the team this offseason. Caldwell mentioned Doss and WR Arrelious Benn as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.
Mar 30, 11:22 PM Jacksonville Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn could be an option for more time and a bigger role in the offense, as general manager David Caldwell mentioned Benn and WR Tandon Doss as in-house veterans as options to fill the team's need for a seasoned receiver.
Mar 25, 08:43 PM Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles received an endorsement from head coach Gus Bradley Tuesday, March 24. Speaking at the AFC Coaches Breakfast at the NFL Annual Meetings Tuesday, Bradley said Bortles has impressed since late last season in his approach. I knew he was tough, but just how tough ? And how fast he would take over the team. The team really gravitates toward him offensively, defensively and special teams-wise, and I didn't know it would happen that fast, claimed Bradley.
Mar 20, 01:32 PM Jacksonville Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce will face a suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy with his DUI arrest this week. Pierce will be given a chance to compete for playing time with RBs Toby Gerhart, Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson in 2015. Pierce has struggled in the NFL since his rookie season in 2012, and he's mainly been hampered by a list of injuries including back, ankle, knee, shoulder, thigh, toe and head ailments. Pierce has a chance to be part of a three-man rotation, especially if the Jaguars use Gerhart more as an H-back.

Fantasy Impact: We wouldn't expect Pierce to make much of an impact with his new team. It might be hard for him to just make the team.
Mar 19, 04:42 PM Free-agent RB Bernard Pierce (Ravens) was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens by the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, March 19.

Fantasy Impact: Pierce hasn't done a whole lot with recent chances, so don't expect a sudden career turnaround with the Jaguars.
Mar 18, 02:53 PM Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was released Wednesday, March 18. Pierce was arrested for driving under the influence Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: That was quick. He should find work but don't expect a big role.
Mar 18, 09:33 AM Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce was arrested for driving under the influence early Wednesday, March 18, according to Baltimore County police.
Mar 13, 12:23 PM Free-agent WR Bryan Walters (Seahawks) signed an undisclosed deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday, March 13.
Mar 12, 11:43 AM Jacksonville Jaguars DE Red Bryant was released Thursday, March 12, according to a league source.
Mar 11, 05:23 PM Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis will not be cut, despite the fact the team just signed TE Julius Thomas. However, other teams have inquired about Lewis in a trade.
Mar 10, 01:13 PM Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent FS Sergio Brown is expected to agree to a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, March 10.
Mar 10, 01:03 PM Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers impending free-agent CB Davon House agreed to a four-year deal worth around $25 million with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: The Jaguars are very busy early in free agency and have improved both their defense and offense.

Offseason Keys

Chris Clemons, DE; Ziggy Hood, DT; Zane Beadles, G; Red Bryant, DE; Toby Gerhart, RB. 

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB; Blaine Gabbert, QB. 

2014 Draft Class

 # 1  3 Blake BortlesQB
 # 2  7 Marqise LeeWR
 # 2  29 Allen RobinsonWR
 # 3  29 Brandon LinderOL
 # 4  14 Aaron ColvinDB
 # 4  26 Khairi ForttLB
 # 5  4 Telvin SmithLB
 # 5  14 Jeremiah GeorgeLB
 # 5  19 Chris SmithDL
 # 6  29 Luke BowankoOL
 # 7  7 Storm JohnsonRB
 Undrafted Nic JacobsTE
 Undrafted Allen HurnsWR

2014 Schedule

1     Sep 13 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     at Washington
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     Indianapolis
4     Oct 4 4:05PM     at San Diego
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     Pittsburgh
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     at Tennessee
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     Cleveland
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     Miami
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     Dallas
-- Week 11 Bye --
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     New York Giants
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     Houston
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     at Baltimore
16     Dec 24 8:25PM     Tennessee
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     at Houston
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