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2013 OFFSEASON OUTLOOK: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Posted by Kevin Bowen on April 12, 2013 – 9:50 am

Between now and the beginning of the NFL Draft (April 25), Colts.com will take an offseason look at each of the Colts 2013 opponents. The third installment comes today with the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 Offseason:

2012 Season: 2-14 regular season. Finished 4th in the AFC South.

Key Offseason Additions: RB-Justin Forsett, LB-Geno Hayes, DT-Sen’Derrick Marks, WR-Mohamed Massaquoi, DT-Roy Miller

Key Offseason Losses: OT-Eben Britton, CB-Derek Cox (Chargers), FB-Greg Jones (Texans), DT-Terrance Knighton (Broncos), S-Dawan Landry (Jets), CB-Rashean Mathis, WR-Laurent Robinson, CB-Aaron Ross (Giants), LB-Daryl Smith

2013 Draft Picks: 1-2, 2-33, 3-64, 4-98, 5-135, 6-169, 7-208

Analysis: A 2-14 regular season for the Jaguars brought an overhaul within the organization. Owner Shad Kahn hired David Caldwell, who spent 10 years (1998-2007) in the Colts personnel department, as his general manager. The two in turn hired former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach.

Caldwell has made a significant roster repair and has opened up some nice cap space for a team that will draft in the top two of every round in a few weeks. Some veteran Jaguars have moved on and the pieces coming into Jacksonville don’t equate to what is leaving down. Forsett is a nice change of pace back compared to All-Pro starting running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The Jaguars added potential starters in the defensive front seven and brought in former Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.

The 2013 draft will be vital for the future of the Jaguars organization. Jacksonville doesn’t have to look far to see what a successful draft can do for a franchise (the Colts in 2012). Many mock drafts have the Jaguars thinking pass rusher at No. 2 (Dion Jordon or Ezekiel Anzah). Both players would fit right into Bradley’s new defensive scheme but virtually every pick will be critical for the Jaguars future.

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Tennessee Titans Offseason Outlook


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THE LAST WORD – APRIL 12TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:47 am

The Last Word returns tonight at 5:30 on FM 107.5, 1070 The Fan, and 1070thefan.com.  Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis and Matt Taylor highlight the best news in sports, the latest happenings around the NFL and talk spring football around the state.  Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell and IU head man Kevin Wilson join the program to discuss their spring games coming up tomorrow.  The fellas also have fun playing “Masters Trivia” as golf’s tradition-filled tournament goes down this weekend


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 12TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 6:49 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Indianapolis Colts cheerleader tryouts: It’s down to the wire
Colts sign Army lieutenant/linebacker Josh McNary
NFL latest stadium change: More crowd noise
Colts roster breakdown: Sizing up receivers, tight ends
Colts best draft picks: No. 7, WR Reggie Wayne
Colts look to military for reinforcements
Army officer ready to take his shot with Colts
Pagano urges others to make plan, stick to it to overcome life’s biggest obstacles
Colts turn to the Army for a prospect

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft: wide receivers
Colts top draft pick: quarterback
McNary to don blue

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Video: Gruden’s review of Matt Barkley
It’s coffee and cardio for Dave Caldwell
Will Titans’ offense look like Texans
Jennings departs, Dobbins returns

NFL NEWS
Arian Foster reaches semifinals in Madden cover vote
Tennessee Titans Marc Marianai believes injury recovers is on schedule
Jacksonville a good fit for new Jaguars DT Sen’Derrick Marks
Leagues prepare for day when gat athlete comes out
Ex-WR Sam Hurd pleads guilty
Jags eye 2 players for No. 2 pick
Financial regulators say multiple NFL, NBA players ensnared in $18 million investment scheme
You can thank NFLPA’s Foxworth for big changes in Pro Bowl
NFL chief marketing officer Mark Waller shares his thoughts on European expansion

AFC TEAM NEWS
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots decide to delay surgery
Former quarterback Jeff Garcia believes Tim Tebow can only hurt NY Jets
Tracking Danario Alexander

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants’ Justin Tuck hopes Victor Cruz is at offseason workouts Monday
Te’o will be solid draft pick


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