Jaguars Player Notes

Player / Personnel notes for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

--QB David Garrard had a 75.3 quarterback rating in the preseason with three touchdown passes and two interceptions. Since he had only three interceptions last season, the question is whether he'll be more accurate once the regular season starts.

--RB Fred Taylor carried only 11 times for 33 yards in the preseason, but the Jaguars are counting on him to have another big season at age 32.

--TE Marcedes Lewis caught five passes for 49 yards in the preseason, but has yet to become the dominant tight end the Jaguars thought he'd be when they drafted him on the first round three years ago.

--WR Jerry Porter practiced Monday for the first time since undergoing hamstring surgery in July. They signed him to become a big-play receiver, but he has to prove he can get on the field. The Jaguars hope he'll be ready by the second game.

--WR Reggie Williams was slowed by a knee injury in camp and caught only two passes for 10 yards in the preseason, but is likely to start the regular season.

--LB Daryl Smith tied for the team lead in tackles with 18 and is being called by coach Jack Del Rio as one of the best linebackers in the league.

--DE Reggie Hayward was slowed by a hamstring injury in camp, but he appears to be healthy and the Jaguars are counting on him to provide a pass rush.

--MLB Mike Peterson is starting what is likely to be his last year in Jacksonville because he's in the final year of his contract and the Jaguars appear ready to let him go. He needs a big season to help his value on the free-agent market.

--P Adam Podlesh, starting his second season, averaged only 39.3 gross yards and 34.6 net yards in the preseason. He needs to do better in the regular season.

--DE Derrick Harvey held out for 33 days and played in Washington without practicing. He's likely to see a backup role in pass-rush situations in Tennessee.


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