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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone watches his team against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone plans to shake things up during the team’s bye week. His strategy come amid a six-game losing streak. Marrone offered no details, but insists he's “fired up” to make sweeping changes, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Franchise futility: Jaguars' QB history filled with failure

Oct. 29, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Marrone can’t help but chuckle when reminded what he’s had at quarterback during his NFL head coaching career. Gardner Minshew might just be the best of the bunch. Marrone’s QB depth charts read like a who’s who of first-round busts, failed...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, throws under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo )

AP source: Minshew has thumb injury that could force QB swap

Oct. 29, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew has a strained ligament and multiple fractures in his right thumb, an injury that could prompt coach Doug Marrone to turn to rookie Jake Luton after the team's bye week. The person spoke to...

Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

In Florida's Old South, a new political battleground emerges

Oct. 29, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of Republican...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, left, throws under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo )

Jaguars sticking with coach Doug Marrone, at least for now

Oct. 26, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE , Fla. (AP) — Doug Marrone’s job is safe for now. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan spared Marrone following the team’s sixth consecutive loss, a 39-29 setback at the Los Angeles Chargers in which the Jaguars tied an NFL record by allowing at least 30 points in six straight...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

Jaguars place veteran RB Chris Thompson on COVID-19 list

Oct. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed veteran running back Chris Thompson on the COVID-19 list Saturday. He did not make the cross-country trip to Los Angeles to play the Chargers. The Jaguars (1-5) activated running back Devine Ozigbo from the injured reserve/designated for return...

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) celebrates a stop in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Chargers' defense looks to get back on track vs. Jaguars

Oct. 23, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

Gus Bradley has tried to be more aggressive in his strategy as Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator, but it has come at a cost. Injuries and coverage breakdowns have led to the Chargers becoming the first team in 17 years to blow 17-point leads in consecutive games. The second-half collapses and four-game...

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (32) leaps over Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack (44) and defensive tackle Taven Bryan (90) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jaguars will be without 3 defensive starters at Chargers

Oct. 23, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without three defensive starters against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, more injury woes for a unit that has allowed at least 30 points in five consecutive losses. Coach Doug Marrone ruled out linebacker Myles Jack (ankle) and safety Jarrod...

Jags' Lambo poised to return at Chargers, who cut him in '17

Oct. 22, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars placekicker Josh Lambo is returning in time to face the team that cut him three years ago. The Jaguars (1-5) activated Lambo from the injured reserve/designated for return list Thursday and cut former college soccer player Jon Brown, who missed a field goal in...

Ex-Florida deputy pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 21, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. Travis Ryan Pritchard, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jacksonville federal court to producing an image of a child being sexually abused and possessing an...