Jacksonville Player Notes

Notes about key players on the Jacksonville Jaguars roster: Garrard, Taylor, Lewis, Northcutt, Williams, Henderson, Hayward, Peterson, Carney, and Podlesh

    --QB David Garrard got the starting job nine days before the season started and he's off to a fast start with a 103.8 quarterback rating. He's yet to throw an interception and has three touchdown passes.

    --RB Fred Taylor has only 156 yards in 39 carries in the first two games, but he gained 84 of those yards against Denver after having a slow start in the first two games.

    --TE Marcedes Lewis, the 2006 first round pick who had a disappointing rookie season, has nine catches for 118 yards and is second on the team in each category.

    --WR Dennis Northcutt, signed as a free agent from Cleveland, leads the team with 11 catches for 169 yards. He was signed to be a slot receiver, but has become their No. 1 receiver.

    --WR Reggie Williams was inactive for the first two games, but has had a touchdown catch in each of the last three games. He has two of the team's three touchdown catches this year.

    --DE Reggie Hayward, in his homecoming appearance in Denver after signing with the Jaguars in 2005 as a free agent, got a sack and a quarterback hit against the Broncos.

    --DT John Henderson sat out his first game against Denver after suffering a blow to the head against Denver, but is expected to play in Kansas City after the bye.

    --MLB Mike Peterson, usually the team's leading tackle, had just one tackle against the Broncos.

    --K John Carney has been a good addition. He's made all five field goal attempts so the team may give Josh Scobee a lot of time to heal his quad injury.

    --P Adam Podlesh continues to struggle as he's averaging only 38.6 yards per punt with a 34.6 net. His net is 23rd in the league.

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