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Wednesday
Jan092013

Jaguars Hire Dave Caldwell as GM

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell as the teams general manager Tuesday.

"We got our man," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "I have a lot of faith in David Caldwell and I can assure our fans that the best days for the Jacksonville Jaguars are in front of us."

Caldwell served as the Falcons' director of scouting for four years before becoming the team's director of player personnel in 2012.

"I am thrilled to accept the offer to become the next general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars." Caldwell said in a statement. "There are no bad GM opportunities in the NFL, but to work on behalf of a dynamic owner in a rabid football city like Jacksonville is truly special. This is where I wanted to be and I could not be happier. I can't wait to get to Jacksonville and get started.”

Caldwell takes over for the recently fired Gene Smith. Smith had served as the Jaguars general manager the past four seasons, posting a record of 22-42.

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Tuesday
Jan012013

Jaguars Part Ways with GM Gene Smith

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Under new ownership, the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to take a step in the right direction.  Owner Shad Khan fired general manager Gene Smith after four difficult seasons in Jacksonville. 

Since becoming the GM in 2009, Smith saw the team go 22-42 during his tenure and finished 2-14, which is the worst in the franchise’s history.

"Now it is time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to begin a new chapter," Khan said in a statement on Monday. "We're not looking back. I've made it clear from Day One that we pledge nothing less than to deliver the first Super Bowl championship to Jacksonville. Our fans have been remarkably loyal over the years, and they were truly outstanding this past season. We simply must do better for our fans."

Head coach Mike Mularkey could be next after guiding the team to its worst record ever in his first season.

Khan, who is in his first year as owner of the Jaguars, is looking to fill the void at general manager before deciding on Mularkey's fate, according to ESPN.com.

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Thursday
Oct112012

Jaguars to Host 49ers at Wembley Stadium in 2013

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 in the first of four home games for the Jaguars in London through 2016 at Wembley Stadium.

The Jaguars committed early in the year to play one regular season game through 2016 and team owner Shad Khan is excited for the first one next year.

“Everyone associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars is very much looking forward to our four home games in London through 2016, and we’re particularly thrilled and honored that our first opponent will be the San Francisco 49ers,” Khan said. “This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community."

"To share this stage in our first year at Wembley with a rising power like the 49ers will bring additional attention and respect to what we’re trying to achieve as a franchise.  We can’t wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season," he continued.

The inaugural game was back on Oct. 28, 2007 when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins, 13-10 in front of a paid crowd of 81,176. 

“By committing to play a regular-season home game in London in each of the next four years, the Jaguars will play a major role in helping grow our sport in the U.K. and beyond,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  “We think Jaguars-49ers is a match-up our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game.”

This year’s game will feature the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams.

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Wednesday
Aug292012

Report: Jaguars Won't Trade Maurice Jones-Drew

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have no intention of trading running back Maurice Jones-Drew.  Jaguars general manager Gene Smith told the Florida Times-Union on Wednesday that exploring the idea of trading Jones-Drew is not an option.

"Maurice is a Jaguar," Smith told the newspaper.

Jones-Drew's agent still insists that he is not happy and would like to be traded.

"Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team -- on the field, in the locker room and in the community," his agent, Adisa Bakari, said.

The Pro Bowl runing back is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013.

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Wednesday
Aug222012

Jones-Drew Not Opposed to Being Traded

NFL via Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he is open to being traded, according to sources of ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 27-year-old three-time Pro Bowler who led the league in rushing last season, has been holding out in order to re-work the final two years of his current contract.

MJD is set to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013. He wants to be paid as much as the NFL's highest-paid backs, but new owner Shad Khan isn't budging.

"(The Jaguars) are not doing a contract extension, their not going to grant him his wish, or even his thought, of being traded," ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton said. "They want him to report. This is an important issue for the new owner of the team (Kahn) because he's trying to establish how he's going to be, and how he's going to handle things."

Jones-Drew can be fined up to $30,000 for every day he misses training camp.

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