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New-look Jaguars’ defense contains a familiar face

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The Jacksonville Jaguars know what has to be done to improve on last year’s 5-11 record. It’s as simple as scoring more points than the other team. Jacksonville already has a respectable offense. Last year they scored 376 points, putting them in the upper half of AFC teams. The problem was, they allowed 448 points. No team in the AFC allowed more and only the New Orleans Saints were worse on the defensive side of the ball. Coach Gus Bradley…

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Jaguars’ Dante Fowler returns, ready for bigger role after injury

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Dante Fowler Jr. took a step right, quickly cut back inside offensive tackle Luke Joeckel and found himself on a collision course with the quarterback. It surely would have been a sack. More importantly for Fowler and the Jacksonville Jaguars, it was a clear sign that the speedy defensive end is back. Fowler practiced Monday for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during rookie minicamp last year. He showed glimpses of being the…

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Jalen Ramsey injury casts a pall over Jaguars

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Oh no, not again! Those had to be the first words to enter the mind of Jacksonville Jaguars’ Coach Gus Bradley when he learned of the injury to top draft pick Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey, an All-American cornerback from Florida State, was the fifth player taken overall in the recent NFL Draft. On Friday, Ramsey suffered a small meniscus tear on his right knee during team workouts. Anything involving injuries to the knees of athletes rightfully rattles anyone who wishes the…

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