T.J. Yeldon is the starter at running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars heading into Week 1, and other news and recent articles.
"Yeldon, a rookie second-round selection from the University of Alabama, is listed as the starter ahead of veteran Denard Robinson, veteran Toby Gerhart, veteran Bernard Pierce and rookie Corey Grant. Yeldon, Robinson and Gerhart are all expected to play on offense in a heavy rotation, with Gerhart the short-yardage back."
"Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien versus Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. With Benjamin out for the season, the Panthers are thinner at that positon. Olsen is an experienced, reliable target for Newton and the Jaguars have struggled with opposing tight ends in recent seasons.*Jaguars offensive front versus Panthers defensive front. This area is a concern for the Panthers, who struggled at times to pressure the passer last season. The Jaguars’ offensive line looks particularly strong on the right side with guard Brandon Linder and tackle and Jermey Parnell. How this group performs is key Sunday and for the long-term."
"The Jaguars haven’t generated much consistent pressure up front, and as a result, the secondary has struggled covering their man.Injuries are also a concern. Sen’Derrick Marks is coming off a torn ACL, and though he hopes to play in Week 1, it is unlikely he will be able to replicate last seasons success anytime soon. In addition, first round pick Dante Fowler is out for the season, and fellow pass rusher Andre Branch will miss significant playing time.The Jaguars have given up some big plays this preseason against high powered offenses such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions. Let’s hope it’s just preseason rust and the team will limit those come Carolina in Week 1."
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