Jordan Black Era Finished In Jax
As sad as it will be for ten's of Jaguars fans to hear, it appears as if the Jordan Black era is over in Jacksonville. According to ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky, the Jaguars have parted ways with the 31-year old tackle. Black started nine games this season at right tackle in relief of the injured Eben Britton, who missed nine games with a shoulder injury.
In relief, Black was mediocre as he struggled with the game's better defensive ends and often required help. Black's departure isn't much of a surprise as the team is reportedly high on 2010 undrafted rookie Kevin Haslem from Rutgers.
Following the Jaguars 35-17 victory in Dallas, Black and I had an exhilarating conversation.
"Was there a specific game plan for stopping DeMarcus Ware today," I asked.
"We decided to block him and the rest of the Cowboys," Black responded condescendingly.
I then stated, "Perhaps you should employ that game plan more frequently Jordan."
The Jaguars signed offensive lineman Bradley Vierling, who spent time on the team's practice squad in 2010. Vierling was undrafted from Vanderbilt.
Kampman Supposedly Ahead of Schedule
Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman spoke at a "Team Teal" event Monday and explained that his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered early this season is "ahead of schedule." Kampman finished tied for second on the team in sacks with four, despite playing in just eight games.
Kampman is very familiar with the rehab process as he tore his ACL late in the 2009 season when playing with Green Bay. Kampman seemingly was at 100 percent when the 2010 campaign began and was the Jaguars best pass rusher since Reggie Hayward was healthy back in 2005.
Charlie Bernstein is the host of the national sports radio talk show "The Conundrum" on Aquarius 7 Broadcasting Network, FoxSports.com NFL contributor and Fox Sports Florida Jaguars beat writer. You can follow Charlie on twitter @nflcharlie
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