The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to overhaul their offense. The team released career Jaguars Allen Hurns and Marcedes Lewis on Tuesday. Jacksonville moves forward without Hurns and fellow receiver Allen Robinson just three seasons after they each eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving. Robinson was allowed to hit free agency this year and signed with the Chicago Bears.
Hurns signed a four-year, $40.6-million deal with Jacksonville in summer 2016, but he has since been hampered by injuries, recording just 484 yards and two touchdowns in 2017. Lewis has spent his entire 12-year career with the Jags. He’s averaged 20 catches over the last five seasons.
“We talked,” Wade said. “Hey, we’re in this together. We’re both going to help this team win a championship.’
“That’s the good thing about Neil and myself. We’re both ultra-competitors, but we understand our roles on this team and we’re going to help us in different ways. We’re excited we’re both on this team together.”
The NFL is prepared to take a step backward in order to move forward with more clarity regarding catches, a senior league official told Mark Maske of the Washington Post. The league’s competition committee is currently working on adjusting its catch rule to no longer require a player to go to ground to maintain control of the football. It would also prevent the slight movement of the football in a player’s hands being called an incompletion upon replay review. “We worked backward. We looked at plays and said, ‘Do you want that to be a catch and then we applied that to the rule,” vice president of football operations Troy Vincent explained to Maske. “Slight Troy Polamalu Cheap Jerseys Super Cheap Jerseys Fans movement of the ball, it looks like we’ll reverse that.
Patriots — Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: Most of New England’s free agency departures might have been expected, but LT Nate Solder signing with the Giants leaves a worrisome hole. McGlinchey could step in as the replacement.