May 9, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Exterior of EverBank Field where Blake Bortles (Central Florida) addressed the media at the Upper West Touchdown Club at EverBank Field a day after being selected as the third overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Journey Through The Jungle: 06/03/14


Journey Through The Jungle provides a quick roundup of Jacksonville Jaguars news from different spots around the web.

Previously it was believed that the Jaguars could not actually release Blackmon while he was suspended from the NFL and instead would need to wait until he was reinstated into the league, if he ever is. Instead, they’d just carry the rights to his suspended contract indefinitely, in case he ever came back

Instead, it appears the Jaguars can literally move on from Blackmon if they decide to. I personally wouldn’t expect the Jaguars to make a move like that any time soon, at least not until they get both Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson on the field, as well as lock up Cecil Shorts III for the long-term.

The Jaguars also have more cap space than the 10 teams closest to the cap combined. Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, Washington, San Diego, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Baltimore and the New York Giants have less space collectively than the Jaguars.

  • A look at the Jaguars QB depth chart, with James Dudko of Bleacher Report.

Henne is still this team’s primary option under center, although don’t expect that situation to last. Bortles is the quarterback of the future for this franchise, and with Henne starting, that future could be more immediate than the Jags are counting on.

It’s not that Henne is a terrible NFL quarterback, it’s just that he is not outstanding in any one area. His arm strength and accuracy are merely average.

  • Ryan O’Halloran of the Times Union discusses wide receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson’s current health status.

Lee is day to day with an ankle injury sustained last week – he did side-field work and did not seem to be bothered by his wrist injury (also last week).

Robinson, though, could be out for the rest of the off-season program after being injured last Wednesday.

 

 

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