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Jaguars lose starting linebacker James Onwualu for 2019 season

Jaguars lose starting linebacker James Onwualu for 2019 season

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Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker James Onwualu will miss the 2019 season after suffering a non-contact knee injury. Onwualu was injured in Monday's joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens. Onwualu and Leon Jacobs were listed as co-starters at strong-side linebackers. "It's tough. He has worked his butt off and worked real hard," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone told reporters. "I saw him [Monday] afterward. It's just a tough situation. "You thank the player for everything he put in, but you kind of know what the road looks like ahead." Marrone did not specify Onwualu's injury. Onwualu had two tackles and a forced fumble in five games with the San Francisco 49ers last season. Jacksonville opens the preseason Thursday against the Ravens in Baltimore. The Jaguars begin the regular...
NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars trade up for Haskins, Dolphins draft Murray

NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars trade up for Haskins, Dolphins draft Murray

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Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The 2019 NFL Draft is a few months away and the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock. UPI has you prepared with a mock draft, predicting every the first round. The 2019 NFL Draft begins at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, and ends Saturday, April 27, in Nashville, Tenn. Rounds two and three will take place April 26. Rounds four through seven will take place April 27. New coach Kliff Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals are on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick after a 3-13 campaign in 2018. Jon Gruden's Oakland Raiders have a league-high three picks in the first round. The Green Bay Packers have two picks in the first round. The New England Patriots hold the last pick in the first round after beating the Los Angeles Rams (pick No. 31) in Super Bowl LIII. The New Orleans Saints...
Jacksonville Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

Jacksonville Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

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The Jacksonville Jaguars need a running back, so they signed veteran Jamaal Charles to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. The Jaguars have been hit hard by injuries at the running back position. Regular starter Leonard Fournette is out indefinitely because of a right hamstring injury. T.J. Yeldon, the No. 2 back, has been playing with an ankle injury. Corey Grant, the No. 3 running back, was placed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. The 31-year-old Charles played 14 games for the Denver Broncos last season, but did not start any of them. He ran for 296 yards and also caught 23 passes for 129 yards in 2017, but he was a healthy game-day inactive in the final two games. No team signed Charles after his one-year contract with the Broncos expired. Ch...
Jacksonville Jaguars sign CBs Acker and Canady, cut veteran McDougle

Jacksonville Jaguars sign CBs Acker and Canady, cut veteran McDougle

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed cornerbacks Kenneth Acker and Bryce Canady, while cutting two other cornerbacks. Jacksonville announced the roster moves on Saturday. The Jaguars released fifth-year cornerback Dexter McDougle and waived first-year cornerback Charlie Miller in corresponding moves. Acker, 26, played in all 16 games last season for the Kansas City Chiefs. He totalled 19 tackles and had an interception, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in those appearances. The SMU product had 35 tackles, four passes defensed, an interception and a fumble recovery in 25 appearances in his two seasons with the Chiefs. He entered the NFL as a sixth round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Acker had 63 tackles, eight passes defensed and three intercept...
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan places offer to buy Wembley Stadium

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan places offer to buy Wembley Stadium

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has placed an offer to purchase Wembley Stadium, England's premier soccer field and the home of several NFL international games. Khan insisted that his purpose for the potential transaction is not to send the Jaguars to London, rather to strengthen the franchise. Khan also owns the Fulham Football Club. "The Jaguars have played regular season home games at Wembley Stadium in each of the past five NFL seasons and will continue to do so at least through the 2020 season," Khan said in a statement. "The games the Jaguars play at Wembley are essential to the financial stability of the Jaguars in Jacksonville, which is one of the smallest markets in the NFL. If my ownership interests were to include Wembley Stadium, it would protect the Jaguars' position in L...