JagNation Rumor Mill
The biggest perceived weakness on the Jaguars team stems from the defensive end position, as they have an aging Paul Spicer to go along with a formerly gimpy Reggie Hayward, as well some undersized tweeners that would be better suited for a 3-4 defense. There is good news regarding Hayward, as he is supposedly feeling well and is ready for action. For a complete rundown of the Jaguars current defensive end situation, click here: http://jac.scout.com/2/743170.html
Although most of the United States is in a recession, the finances of Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio are certainly not feeling the crunch, even though the dollar is down. Del Rio signed a contract extension today, and although the numbers haven't yet been announced, sources say the deal is through 2012, and will pay the Jaguars head coach better than $4 million per season.
There has been great speculation about the future position of cornerback Brian Williams, especially after the Jaguars signed Drayton Florence in free agency. Although Jack Del Rio didn't endorse a move, he didn't say it was impossible either.
As previously reported by JagNation, the Jaguars are one of the serious contenders for the services of current Dolphins defensive end, and Dancing With the Stars participant, Jason Taylor. Minnesota and San Francisco are teams that are also reported to be showing interest in trading for the former Defensive Player of the Year.
The Jaguars scouting department appears to be interested in record-setting University of Hawaii signal-caller, Colt Brennan. Brennan is a project type of quarterback with a very accurate arm, but will likely miss the next three month as he underwent surgery for a torn labrum in his hip, an injury that he suffered at the Senior Bowl. Brennan was slated as a first-round pick near the end of his senior year, and with a poor showing in the Sugar Bowl and a less than fantastic Senior Bowl appearance, it is possible that Brennan could be plucked in the fourth or fifth-round.
The Jaguars have a few players scheduled for visits to "the Jack." One of which is University of Washington defensive end, Greyson Gunheim. Gunheim is tentatively scheduled for a mid-April visit. For more information on Gunheim, click here: http://jac.scout.com/2/739545.html
Jacksonville seems to be content to continue their small school invitations, as they've invited University of Richmond running back Tim Hightower, and Gardner-Webb defensive lineman Brian Johnston for visits from April 13-16th.
Jaguars defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took a special interest in Georgia Southern quarterback/wide receiver/return man, Jayson Foster. Foster is a fine athlete who many teams believe can play on either side of the ball. For more information on Foster, click here: http://jac.scout.com/2/743146.html
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