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2018 Schedule
5-11, 4th in AFC South

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Just getting a look at the way the Jaguars structured Nick Foles' contract. As previously reported, $25M signing bonus and $12M cap figure in 2019. Base salary of $5M in 2019 and that jumps to $15.125M (fully guaranteed), $14.875M and $20M in next three years. Cap figure of $22.125M in 2020 followed by $26.875 and $27M. It's irrelevant because Jaguars aren't cutting Foles, but contract also included an eye-popping $33.875M dead figure cap in 2020.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Packers LB Jake Ryan, who tore his ACL in training camp last summer while he was on his way to a starting job, will sign with the Jaguars, a source confirmed. He will need to pass his physical, of course.

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Jaguars reach deals with Conley, Ogbuehi, Ryan

Receiver Chris Conley and offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi are headed to Jacksonville, the Jags announced Saturday. Sources also confirmed to ESPN's Rob Demovsky the team has added linebacker Jake Ryan.

What will the market be for Blake Bortles in free agency? (0:36)
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5dMichael DiRocco

Foles: $2M cost 'no-brainer' to get Jags deal

New Jaguars QB Nick Foles had to pay the Eagles $2 million to buy out the final year of his contract. "Best $2 million investment I could ever do," he said Thursday.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of things went wrong on offense for the Jaguars in 2018, and one of the more surprising things was the team trading for RB Carlos Hyde in October and then hardly using him. Hyde ran for 189 yards on 58 carries in eight games and had just two games in which he averaged more than 3.3 yards per carry. Hyde admitted he was frustrated about his lack of work after the Jaguars' loss at Buffalo on Nov. 25, telling The Florida Times-Union, “I went from starter [Cleveland] to not getting the ball at all, down to third string. Yes, it's frustrating but I have to be patient for my time to come back around. When it comes, I'll be ready. … “The only reason I got more [carries against Buffalo] was because Leonard [Fournette] went out. I just want to play more and be more involved.” The Jaguars gave up a fifth-round pick to Cleveland for Hyde, who was cut last Friday. Executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin said Wednesday – the first time he's spoken to the media since the 2018 draft -- he didn't want to talk about Hyde's minimal impact other than to say “the opportunity was there and it didn't work out.”

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6dMichael DiRocco

Jags cut QB Bortles loose after signing Foles

The Jaguars released quarterback Blake Bortles on Wednesday, cutting ties with the player they drafted third overall in 2014 after five tumultuous seasons, just hours after signing free-agent quarterback Nick Foles.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Releasing Blake Bortles without a post-June 1 designation means the Jaguars will absorb a $16.5 million dead cap hit and save only $4.5 million. Bortles was guaranteed $6.5 million this year. He also was due a $1 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2019 league year (Sunday), but obviously will not receive that now. The Jaguars now have four quarterbacks under contract for 2019: Nick Foles, Cody Kessler, Tanner Lee, and Alex McGough.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have released QB Blake Bortles, ending the up-and-down tenure of the player they drafted third overall in 2014. The move was expected after the team signed Nick Foles earlier in the day. Bortles committed more turnovers of any player and threw the most interceptions of any quarterback since he entered the league, but he also led the Jaguars to the AFC Championship game after the 2017 season.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the Jaguars' unrestricted free agents free to sign elsewhere. NOTE: A.J. Cann has not yet signed his new deal, which is why he's on the NFL's official list.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

There are still viable options at OT available in free agency, but if the Jaguars do not sign one then offensive tackle is now definitely in play with the seventh pick in the draft. The Jaguars drafted Will Richard in fourth round last year but he was not ready to compete with Jermey Parnell and eventually ended up on IR. Jaguars can't go into the spring without a better option at the position.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars confirm they are re-signing G A.J. Cann to a contract extension. Cann was set to become a free agent at 4 pm ET today. Jaguars have four offensive line starters back from last year but must still find a right tackle after the release of Jermey Parnell last week. NFL Network ‘s Ian Rapoport first to report.

Jaguars give Foles most guaranteed money in franchise history (1:06)

Team Stats

Passing Yards194.326th
Rushing Yards107.719th
Points For15.331st
Points Against19.8Tied-4th