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Raiders give McDaniels happy homecoming, beat Jaguars 27-11

Aug. 05, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders gave coach Josh McDaniels a successful homecoming in his debut on their sideline. Josh Jacobs, rookie Zamir White and Austin Walter ran well on a rain-soaked field and the Raiders routed Jacksonville 27-11 in the Hall of Fame game Thursday...

Pederson's path: Veteran coach handles Jags ‘like grown men’

Aug. 01, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson has no interest in being coy. His straightforward approach with the Jacksonville Jaguars has been a welcome respite for players who endured an 11-month fiasco under Urban Meyer. Among Meyer’s many missteps: having rookie quarterback and No....

Lawrence, Jaguars hope receivers' Caribbean trip pays off

Jul. 27, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence's first team-building excursion was relatively inexpensive and somewhat bold for a rookie quarterback who hadn't even been named Jacksonville's starter — inviting a few receivers to Clemson for workouts, nightlife and a boat trip. His...

Pederson hopes to help Jaguars claw out of AFC South cellar

Jul. 15, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-14) CAMP SITE: Jacksonville, Florida LAST YEAR: The Jaguars endured one of the most tumultuous coaching tenures in NFL history, with owner Shad Khan ultimately firing three-time national championship-winning coach Urban Meyer after 13 games and...

Jags dealing with 'another obstacle' as fields get rebuilt

Jun. 13, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville’s normal practice fields are a construction site. Heavy equipment. Dirt mounds. Scaffolding, steel beams and some concrete walls. It’s where the Jaguars should be holding minicamp this week and training camp next month. Instead, the team...

Jags' Pederson nixes minicamp, says vets 'earned' early exit

Jun. 11, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Doug Pederson spent his first four months in Jacksonville trying to build trust with players. He was open and honest, working to help the Jaguars “heal” from one of the most toxic coaching tenures in NFL history. Pederson’s latest move should help...

Tim Tebow among first-timers on College Football HOF ballot

Jun. 06, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Tim Tebow, who led Florida to two national championships and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, is among the former players making a first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation announced on Monday the players and coaches eligible for...

Drafting Walker at No. 1 'lit a fire under' Jags' Chaisson

Jun. 02, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — K’Lavon Chaisson has two sacks in two seasons while playing in two schemes for two defensive coordinators. It’s far from ideal, and the 20th overall pick in the 2020 draft acknowledges as much. Chaisson might even be considered one of the many faces of...

Jags' Etienne returns after foot injury derails rookie year

May. 24, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Travis Etienne had several regrets about having to sit out his rookie season. He longed for the camaraderie, the competition and the chance to play in the NFL, his main goal since he was a kid growing up in Jennings, Louisiana. There was one bright spot,...

Time to heal: Jaguars still recovering from Urban Meyer era

May. 23, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marvin Jones had a smile on his face and a pep in his step as the Jacksonville Jaguars went through their first organized team activity Monday. The veteran receiver may have been more relieved than anyone in the building for a fresh start. A new head...