The latest Jacksonville Jaguars articles as the team gears up for its second preseason matchup agains the New York Giants.
"He’s got a chance to make an impact with the Jaguars. Barring an injury, he’ll make the 53-man roster but it’ll be interesting to see where he fits. The Jaguars consider Yeldon an every-down back (though they’re going to ease him into that role). Robinson is a change-of-pace back and Gerhart is their main third-down back because of his ability to pass block and catch the ball out of the backfield. Plus, the new offensive system that features inside zone runs is a good fit for him."
"Having lost first round pick Dante Fowler for the season back in May, the Jaguars do not necessarily have other players who can rush the passer, which is why cutting Andre Branch would be a complete shock. However, Branch has done next to nothing for the Jaguars since being drafted back in 2012.The Clemson product has registered nine sacks over the last two seasons, but most of his sacks have come off stunts where he had to do little to get to the quarterback. Branch is used as a situational pass rusher because of his inability to be an every down player. Branch struggles getting around offensive lineman."
"Jared Odrick. If there was one player defensively you wanted to see and didn’t in the preseason opener, it was Odrick. He missed the Steelers game with a sore knee, but is expected to play against the Giants. The starting strong-side defensive end, he is key to the run defense – but he is more than that. He has pass-rush ability and is a more dynamic, athletic player than last year’s strong-side end, Red Bryant."
"If Johnson wants to make the roster this year, he needs to boost his yards per carry, and become more productive running inside. After a disappointing showing in the first preseason game, where Johnson ran the ball seven times for 16 yards, averaging 2.3 yards per carry. He needs to take a big step and improve on his yards per carry during the rest of the preseason."
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