The Jaguars will be scoreboard watching this weekend, but not because of the playoffs. Instead, the team will be hoping that fellow 3-12 teams, the Jets and the Raiders, win their respective games. If those two teams win their contests and the Jags lose, Jacksonville will clinch the third pick in this year’s draft.
Let’s take a look at some more notes out of Jacksonville…
- Receiver Justin Blackmon sold his Queens Harbour home earlier this week, and Travis Gibson of First Coast News believes the sale could be an indication of the wideout’s future in Jacksonville. Blackmon is still suspended indefinitely for repeatedly violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
- The Jaguars 2014 rookie class has proven that they’ll be contributors for years to comes, writes John Oehser of Jaguars.com. The writer focuses on all of the picks, including wideouts Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee, but he believes the legacy of the class will ultimately be based on the development of quarterback Blake Bortles.
- ESPN.com’s Michael DiRocco previews some potential changes to the Jaguars roster this offseason. The writer expects wide receiver Cecil Shorts to test free agency, and he believes defensive end Tyson Alualu could opt out of his contract. Meanwhile, the writer questions whether the team will ultimately cut tight end Marcedes Lewis.