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Ex-Jags Employee Charged With Swiping $22M

Amit Patel, fired from NFL team in February, is accused of using credit card program to steal a lot of money

(Newser) - A Jacksonville Jaguars employee was fired in February, and more details are now emerging as to why. Citing documents filed by prosecutors Tuesday in US District Court in Jacksonville, Florida, the AP reports that former financial manager Amit Patel has been hit with charges of wire fraud and illegal monetary...

Male Coach Is First in NFL to Come Out as Gay

Jacksonville Jaguars strength coach Kevin Maxen says he hopes to inspire others

(Newser) - In a big moment for LGBTQ+ representation in sports, Jacksonville Jaguars strength coach Kevin Maxen has become the first male coach in a major US men's pro sports league to come out as gay. Maxen, a former Division III linebacker who has been with the Jaguars since 2021, tells...

Crazy Win Was Third-Biggest Comeback Ever in Playoffs

Jacksonville trailed 27-0, won 31-30

(Newser) - At one point late in the first half of their playoff game against the Los Angeles Chargers Saturday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars trailed 27-0. The Jaguars, however, ended up winning 31-30 on a last-second field goal in front of their home fans. The stunning victory ranks as the third-biggest post-season...

After Much Drama and Only 13 Games, NFL Coach Fired

Urban Meyer's former team is 2-11, and things might have been even worse off the field

(Newser) - Update: The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Urban Meyer early Thursday, just 13 games (and two wins) into his time as the NFL team's coach. Hours prior to Meyer's termination, a former Jaguars player accused Meyer of kicking him during an August practice, the AP reports. That was just the...

Tim Tebow Might Return to NFL in Position He Didn't Play

Jacksonville Jaguars may sign the 33-year-old as a tight end

(Newser) - After six years away from the NFL, Tim Tebow might be coming back—though not in the position he used to play. Sources tell ESPN , the NFL Network , and other outlets that the Jacksonville Jaguars plan to sign the 33-year-old former quarterback as a tight end. Tebow never played that...

Jacksonville's Draft Pick 'Most Significant in Franchise History'

Trevor Lawrence was first pick in NFL draft

(Newser) - The Jacksonville Jaguars waited more than four months to make the easiest and maybe most significant pick in franchise history, the AP reports. As obvious as it was, fireworks and frivolity followed. A sold-out draft party that included 8,000 fans celebrated wildly as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped to...

4 NFL Players Arrested After London Bar Dispute

There was a 'misunderstanding' over an $84K tab

(Newser) - Four Jacksonville Jaguars were arrested in London early Saturday after what one player calls a "misunderstanding" over a massive bar tab. The players were detained after allegedly failing to settle a tab worth a whopping $84,000, the BBC reports. After reports of a fight around 4am, "officers...

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The Backup vs. the Legend: Super Bowl Is Set

Tom Brady and the Patriots against Nick Foles and the Eagles

(Newser) - Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. Next up: the Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2005, against the team that beat them then, AFC champion...

Tom Brady's Hand Injury Throws Bettors for a Loop

Patriots QB hasn't practiced since Wednesday ahead of AFC Championship Game

(Newser) - Tom Brady hurt his hand during practice Wednesday, and while coach Bill Belichick is being—typically, hilariously—coy about the extent of his star quarterback's injury, oddsmakers aren't being shy about what a less-than-fully-operational Brady means for the New England Patriots when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars' league-best...

After Fans' Taunts, Ejected NFL Player Goes Into Stands

Seattle Seahawks' Quinton Jefferson tried to climb into stands after taunts, items hurled his way

(Newser) - The Seattle Seahawks lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-24 in Florida on Sunday, and it resulted in what ESPN calls an "ugly ending" after tense final minutes between the opposing teams. Per USA Today , defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was thrown out of the game toward the end of the...

Trump-Backing Owner Locks Arms With Players for Anthem

And Patriots owner Robert Kraft 'deeply disappointed' by his pal Trump

(Newser) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft kicked in $1 million toward Donald Trump's inaugural, gave the president a Super Bowl ring , and publicly confesses the two have long been friendly, reports CBS Sports . So if you expected Kraft to hold his silence while Trump took on NFL players who kneel during...

Tebow's Hometown Team Not Interested

Jacksonville Jaguars don't want quarterback, either

(Newser) - First Denver unloaded Tim Tebow on the New York Jets. Then the Jets benched Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released. Now add Tebow's hometown Jaguars to the list of teams that don't want the quarterback, reports ESPN . "I can't imagine a scenario in...

Colts Take Andrew Luck as No. 1 Pick

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Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards,...

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sold, Will Likely Stay in Florida

Move to LA looks unlikely

(Newser) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have been sold but it doesn't look like the deal will end Los Angeles' 17-year wait for an NFL team to replace the Rams and the Raiders. Wayne Weaver, the longtime owner of the struggling franchise, has long sought an "exit strategy" that would keep...

Colts Win 8th Straight, Clinch Playoffs

(Newser) - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts won their eighth straight game tonight to clinch a playoff spot, the Indianapolis Star reports. The 31-24 win against Jacksonville epitomized their season: a slow start and a strong—if nail-biting—finish. Jacksonville led 17-7 at the half and were inside the 10 in...

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Disputed TD Wins Division for Steelers

Tennessee loses steam as playoffs approach

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched another AFC North title with a controversial touchdown in the final minute today, USA Today reports:
  • Santonio Holmes snagged the 4-yard pass with 43 seconds left, securing Pittsburgh's 13-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. A review showed that Holmes had possession of the ball with both
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Unbeaten Titans Top Bears Despite Ground Game
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Unbeaten Titans Top Bears Despite Ground Game

Jets beat Rams 47-3 in record-setting rout

(Newser) - The Tennessee Titans secured a stunning 9-0 record today and the Indianapolis Colts stole a much-needed win in NFL action:
  • The Titans overcame a franchise-low 20-yard rushing game to beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 and stay undefeated, the AP reports.
  • Peyton Manning tossed three TD passes in a 24-20 comeback
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Giants Upend Tumbling Cowboys

Tennessee lands 19-16 overtime win against Packers

(Newser) - Tony Romo's injured pinkie spelled doom for the Dallas Cowboys again as the New York Giants pummeled them 35-14 today, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. In other games:
  • The Tennessee Titans continued their unbeaten streak by outlasting the Green Bay Packers 19-16 in overtime, USA Today reports.
  • The Atlanta Falcons held
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Jaguars Player Paralyzed, Loses Left Leg

Lineman suffered infections from 14 wounds in shooting

(Newser) - Jacksonville Jaguar Richard Collier has lost a leg and is paralyzed below the waist from a shooting earlier this month, doctors said today. The third-year player suffered serious infections from 14 bullet wounds, but is close to recovery and going home. He is “very fortunate to have survived his...

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