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Jaguars counting on Cecil Shorts to step up

Jaguars counting on Cecil Shorts to step up

jacksonville.com Updated Oct 31, 2012
The Jaguars’ decision to trade wide receiver Mike Thomas Tuesday is an illustration of how the careers of Thomas and Cecil Shorts, fourth round draft picks in 2009 and 2011, have gone in opposite directions. A year ago, Thomas was a starter who signed a
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  • Tebow rumor refuted: TEBOW RUMOR REFUTED Although it was the fi…

    Tebow rumor refuted: TEBOW RUMOR REFUTED Although it was the first tim…

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    TEBOW RUMOR REFUTED Although it was the first time this regular season he’s been asked about it, Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey agreed part of being in Jacksonville is dealing with Tim Tebow-related rumors. The latest was a local television report saying t
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  • Jaguars Notebook: Out of starting lineup, but Britton continues…

    Jaguars Notebook: Out of starting lineup, but Britton continues to play hard

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    Out of starting lineup, Britton keeps working It didn’t take long for Eben Britton to add up the times he was healthy for a football game but watched from the sideline. “Never,” he said. Britton lost his starting left guard position before the Jagua
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  • Jaguars add receiver Armstrong

    Jaguars add receiver Armstrong

    The Jaguars filled out their 53-man roster Wednesday after practice by claiming receiver Anthony Armstrong off waivers. Cut by the Redskins after the preseason, Armstrong was claimed by Miami. Armstrong had a solid year with Washington in 2010, catching…
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  • Jordy Nelson will test hamstring again Friday

    Jordy Nelson will test hamstring again Friday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 31, 2012
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that wide receiver Jordy Nelson was close to playing in Week Eight against the Jaguars, but the team decided to let him rest his injured hamstring. Either the team is operating out of an abundance of caution or Nelson’s
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  • A healthier Cox would help him land big contract

    A healthier Cox would help him land big contract

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    For the 16th time in his last three seasons, Jaguars’ cornerback Derek Cox missed a game due to injury last week against the Green Bay Packers, which figures to present a challenge for the team on how to deal with his contract status as an impending fre
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  • Blaine Gabbert: We’re pretty satisfied here at quarterback

    Blaine Gabbert: We’re pretty satisfied here at quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Oct 31, 2012
    No one’s putting much credence into a report that the Jets and Jaguars are talking about a trade involving quarterback Tim Tebow and the guy who would be most affected by such a deal said Wednesday that he’s unconcerned about them. Blaine Gabbert had
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  • Tim Tebow needs the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Jacksonville …

    Tim Tebow needs the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Jacksonville Jaguars need Tim Tebow

    Imagine for a second that you're a fervent Tim Tebow supporter. In addition to sporting some fancy jorts, you probably love Tebow's drive, his intensity, his will to win, his passion, his ability to inspire. In other words, you love his intangibles. Teb…
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  • Mularkey deals with Tim Tebow chatter

    Mularkey deals with Tim Tebow chatter

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said part of being the voice of Jacksonville’s football team is dealing with speculation about Tim Tebow, the Hometown Quarterback. As a result, Mularkey was prepared Wednesday for some questions about a rumor linking the Jag
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  • Lesson from Thomas deal: Be right

    Lesson from Thomas deal: Be right

    A few thoughts after further contemplating the Jaguars' trade of Mike Thomas to the Lions for an as-yet undisclosed draft pick. I wrote Tuesday that the Jaguars had jumped too soon in locking up Thomas with a five-year pact early last season. In the lon…
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  • Tebow-Jaguars rumors are just that

    Tebow-Jaguars rumors are just that

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    UPDATED 11:27 a.m. The trade deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. but the general consensus here at EverBank Field is the Jaguars are not currently involved in any kind of trade talks for Tim Tebow, confirming the NFL.com and Foxsports.com reports. Jaguars ge…
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  • RTC: Colts exceeding expectations

    RTC: Colts exceeding expectations

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2012
    Reading the coverage… Midseason grades from USA Today: Houston A, Colts B+, Titans D, Jaguars F. Houston Texans Say John McClain of the Houston Chronicle: “Now I think the Texans will finish 12-4, possibly even 13-3. If they are fortunate enough to ea
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  • Jaguars start preparing for Detroit

    Jaguars start preparing for Detroit

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    The Jaguars start Week 8 this morning, a 3.5-point underdog to Detroit, which is 3-4 and in the midst of playing four out of five games on the road. Some notes and thoughts to start out the week: *That the Jaguars got anything for receiver Mike Thomas i…
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  • Guards, Backers surprise on PFF team

    Guards, Backers surprise on PFF team

    ESPN.com Oct 31, 2012
    The Midseason All-AFC South Team is filled with some surprises. Take, for example, the linebackers: Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny makes sense. But while the Colts' Kavell Conner has played OK, he’s starting to lose snaps to Pat Angerer and co
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  • Tebow-Jaguars rumors are just that

    Tebow-Jaguars rumors are just that

    jacksonville.com Oct 31, 2012
    UPDATED 10:15 a.m. From Ryan O'Halloran: The trade deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. but the general consensus here at EverBank Field is the Jaguars are not currently involved in any kind of trade talks for Tim Tebow, confirming the NFL.com and Foxsports.c…
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Lions-Jaguars 01:02

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Lions-Jaguars

    Oct 31
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Detroit at Jacksonville
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: DET-JAC 00:51

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: DET-JAC

    Oct 31
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Lions-Jaguars

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Biggest mistake by Reid, Eagles? Sticking together too long

    Oct 31
    He is the NFL's longest-tenured head coach and easily the most successful in Eagles franchise history, and yet, as we have seen happen in other football-crazed towns, it's the weight of all that history that seems to be bearing down on Andy Reid in Phil…
  • Clayton mailbag: Don't expect typical playoff turnover

    Oct 31
    High playoff turnover from year to year is typical, but the trend is being bucked in 2012, writes John Clayton.