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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, then-Washington Redskins head football coach Jay Gruden gestures during a news conference at the Redskins NFL training camp in Charlottesville, Va. The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Washington coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator. Gruden signed his contract Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and replaces John DeFilippo, who was fired earlier this month after just one season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Jaguars hire former Redskins coach Jay Gruden as OC

Jan. 22, 2020 11:18 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Washington coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator. Gruden signed his contract Wednesday and replaces John DeFilippo, who was fired earlier this month after just one season. DeFilippo has since been hired as Chicago's quarterbacks...

Stanford's Smith declares early, goes 1st in NWSL draft

Jan. 16, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Stanford forward Sophia Smith was selected first overall Thursday by the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League college draft. The Thorns also traded for the second pick and used it to select forward Morgan Weaver from Washington State. Smith, who declared her eligibility for the draft on...

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone directs his players against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jaguars fire offensive coordinator DeFilippo after 1 season

Jan. 13, 2020 4:15 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Gardner Minshew was as good as any rookie quarterback in the NFL. Running back Leonard Fournette had a career year. And second-year pro DJ Chark became a weekly threat to defenses. It wasn't enough to save John DeFilippo's job. The Jacksonville Jaguars fired DeFilippo after one...

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone directs his players against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jaguars keep Marrone, Caldwell despite another losing season

Dec. 31, 2019 7:08 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A cellphone went off during Doug Marrone's news conference Tuesday, and the Jacksonville Jaguars coach quickly responded that it would be a $500 fine for the reporter whose phone rang. Only $500? “We reduced it,” Marrone quipped. Marrone's response was a clear shot...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray passes against the Los Angeles Rams during first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Analysis: Young QBs get plenty of opportunities in NFL

Dec. 31, 2019 4:13 PM EST

From Super Bowl contenders to teams in full rebuilding mode, from injury-riddled ones to those trying to become champions. Teams at almost every stage of the building process in the NFL have been willing to turn over their play-calling to inexperienced quarterbacks. A record 287 games were started by quarterbacks...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jaguars' Minshew: I'm going to be a great QB in this league

Dec. 30, 2019 4:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — When asked about finishing with numbers similar to those posted by the first two quarterbacks drafted this year, Gardner Minshew interrupted the question with one correction: "better." A sixth-round pick and the 10th quarterback selected in April, Minshew clearly feels good about...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) fires a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

ICYMI: Winston joins group of one _ the 30 TD-30 INT club

Dec. 30, 2019 2:29 AM EST

With one last bad throw to close out the season, Jameis Winston became part of his own one-man club. Winston threw a pick-six on the first play of overtime Sunday to send Tampa Bay to a 28-22 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and with that throw, also become the first NFL quarterback to toss at least 30 touchdowns...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Minshew, Jaguars close out season with 38-20 win over Colts

Dec. 29, 2019 9:01 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — This much is certain for the Jacksonville Jaguars: Minshew Mania will continue into 2020. Coach Doug Marrone might even be around for it. Gardner Minshew turned in his best performance in two months, throwing for 295 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-20 victory over Indianapolis...

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jaguars hope to avoid another slow start vs Colts in finale

Dec. 26, 2019 2:47 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are making a few tweaks for their season finale against Indianapolis. They're probably long overdue. But given the way Jacksonville has struggled early in games, coach Doug Marrone felt he had to do something — anything, really — to change...

Indianapolis Colts' Nyheim Hines (21) celebrates as he runs back a punt for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts, Jaguars try to end disappointing seasons with victory

Dec. 26, 2019 12:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (7-8) at JACKSONVILLE (5-10) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Colts by 1 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Indianapolis 7-6-2, Jacksonville 6-9 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 24-13 LAST MEETING — Colts beat Jaguars 33-13, Nov. 17, 2019 LAST WEEK — Colts beat Panthers 38-6;...