Logan Cooke

Jaguars Extend P Logan Cooke

Although the Jaguars are now under a new regime’s direction, the Urban Meyer-led staff evidently likes the work of the previous regime’s punter. They agreed to an extension with Logan Cooke on Saturday.

Cooke’s second Jaguars contract will come in at around $3MM annually, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). The Jags have used Cooke as their punter since acquiring him with a seventh-round pick in 2018. He became extension-eligible in January, and the team opted to lock him down going into his contract year.

The 47.7 yards per punt Cooke averaged last season ranked sixth. Although Cooke missed two games last season, landing on the Jags’ reserve/COVID-19 list, he has played in every other Jags contest since debuting. Cooke’s Week 15 absence led to the Jags going without a true punter, using Aldrick Rosas in that regard, but their usual punter returned for the team’s Week 17 game.

Jacksonville entered Saturday with the most cap space in the NFL, with just more than $43MM.

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/31/20

Here are the minor moves from 2020’s final day:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

  • Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list: C Alex Mack

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars

Los Angeles Chargers

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/21/20

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

Miami Dolphins

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Promoted from practice squad: OL Danny Isidora
  • Waived: TE Kevin Rader

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Football Team

 

Jaguars To Be Without Punter In Week 15

The Jaguars will be without a punter for their matchup with the Ravens this afternoon. As Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets, Jacksonville’s regular punter, Logan Cooke, has been ruled out due to an illness, and kicker Aldrick Rosas is likely to handle punting duties.

The Jags do not have another punter on their practice squad, so there is no option to call someone up in Cooke’s absence. Plus, as Cooke also serves as the club’s holder for field goal and extra point attempts, Jacksonville will need to have another player assume those responsibilities.

The 1-12 Jaguars are neck-and-neck with the 0-13 Jets in the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes, and Jacksonville is already a heavy underdog to Baltimore. Although it would be wrong to wish an illness on anyone, Jags fans are probably happy for any development that will better their chances of landing Lawrence.

The Jags will be helmed by Gardner Minshew, who was renamed the starting QB earlier this week. Minshew doubtlessly gives Jacksonville the best chance to win, which may or may not be a good thing for the club’s long-term future.

It’s unclear if Cooke’s illness is in any way related to COVID-19.

Draft Pick Signings: 5/10/18

Here are the rest of Thursday’s draft pick accords:

  • The Buccaneers signed one of their three second-round picks in cornerback M.J. Stewart (No. 53 overall), Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. They also agreed to terms with their final three picks — Kansas State safety Jordan Whitehead (Round 4, pick 117), Penn wide receiver Justin Watson (Round 5, pick 144) and Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy (Round 6, pick 202).
  • Five-sixths of this Falcons draft class is now signed. Atlanta agreed to a deal with third-round defensive tackle Deadrin Senat (No. 90 overall out of South Florida). After already signing four other selections, only first-rounder Calvin Ridley remains unsigned.
  • The Steelers signed one of the safeties they drafted last month in agreeing to terms with Penn State product Marcus Allen (Round 5, pick 148). Pittsburgh also signed Alabama defensive tackle Joshua Frazier (Round 7, pick 246).
  • The Jaguars came to terms with four of their seven draftees — the final four Jacksonville selected in this year’s draft. N.C. State tackle Will Richardson (Round 4, pick 129), Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee (Round 6, pick 203), Wisconsin linebacker Leon Jacobs (Round 7, pick 230) and Mississippi State punter Logan Cooke (Round 7, pick 247) all signed their first Jags contracts Thursday. Cooke has a clear path toward the Jags’ punter job since the team released Brad Nortman two days after the draft.
  • Beginning their signings, the Titans agreed to deals with half of their four-man draft class. Tennessee signed Arizona cornerback Dane Cruikshank (Round 5, pick 152) and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk (Round 6, pick 199). The latter will attempt to develop behind Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert.
  • Following suit in bringing aboard the back half of their draft, the Bills agreed to deals with four rookies. Jacksonville State safety Siran Neal, Virginia Tech guard Wyatt Teller (Round 5, pick 166), Clemson wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (Round 6, pick 187) and North Carolina wideout Austin Proehl (Round 7, pick 255) signed their initial Buffalo deals.
  • Second-round Panthers pick Donte Jackson (No. 55 overall) signed his rookie contract. Indiana tight end Ian Thomas (Round 4, pick 101), Ole Miss defensive end Marquis Haynes (Round 4, pick 136), Maryland linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. (Round 5, pick 161) and Miami defensive tackle Kendrick Norton (Round 7, pick 242) followed suit.