Journey Through The Jungle provides a quick roundup of Jacksonville Jaguars news from different spots around the web.
- A look at the new cabana seats at Everbank Field, with Vito Stellino of Jacksonville.com.
Lamping said the Jaguars are concentrating on selling the Cabana seats to groups. “One group might buy all 200, another group might buy 50,’’ he said. “We’ve had companies buy the entire pool for several games.’’ Lamping isn’t worried about rowdy behavior at the pools.
- Also on Jacksonville.com, Ryan O’Halloran writes on Blake Bortles learning curve.
A big step because Bortles was working with a receiver group that had only four healthy participants. A big step because his week started with a choppy Monday practice. And a big step because the Jaguars have only seven more on-field sessions before their summer break so it’s time to start turning corners.
- Talking about the defensive line’s newfound depth, with Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country.
It would appear Chris Clemons, Red Bryant, Sen’Derrick Marks and Ziggy Hood are locks to make the roster. After that, it’s wide open. I’ve noted before I personally don’t think that Tyson Alualu won’t get released, because he should fair far better in a back up/rotational role with Bryant. There’s not cap savings in releasing him and at the present moment, there’s no one for sure better in that backup five-technique role on the defensive line.
- With so many injuries at the position, the Jaguars have claimed receiver Kevin Smith, reports Jaguars.com.
Smith (5-feet-11, 214 pounds), originally signed by Arizona as an undrafted rookie shortly after the 2014 NFL Draft, was waived Wednesday. He played four seasons at the University of Washington, catching 72 passes for 1,059 yards. He caught 50 passes for 765 yards and four touchdowns as a senior after playing wide receiver and returning kickoffs as junior. He played in 12 of 13 games as a sophomore, averaging 25.9 yards on 52 kick returns and catching 15 passes for 207 yards.