This is the October 31, 2012 news archive. View today's Jaguars rumors and news.
Jaguars counting on Cecil Shorts to step up
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 aUpvote Share Tweet
Tebow rumor refuted: TEBOW RUMOR REFUTED Although it was the first tim…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 tUpvote Share Tweet
Jaguars Notebook: Out of starting lineup, but Britton continues to play hardOut 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 JaguaUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Oct 31, 2012Packers 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’sUpvote Share TweetFor 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 freUpvote Share Tweet
Blaine Gabbert: We’re pretty satisfied here at quarterbackprofootballtalk.com Updated Oct 31, 2012No 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 hadUpvote Share TweetImagine 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mularkey deals with Tim Tebow chatterJaguars 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 JagUpvote Share TweetA 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…Upvote Share TweetUPDATED 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…Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Colts exceeding expectationsESPN.com Updated Oct 31, 2012Reading 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 eaUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 31, 2012The 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 coUpvote Share TweetUPDATED 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Prediction: Lions-JaguarsOct 31The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Detroit at Jacksonville
Countdown Daily AccuScore: DET-JACOct 31Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Lions-Jaguars
Don Banks: Biggest mistake by Reid, Eagles? Sticking together too longOct 31He 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 turnoverOct 31High playoff turnover from year to year is typical, but the trend is being bucked in 2012, writes John Clayton.