2015 NFL Draft: Jaguars prospect Randy Gregory failed drug test

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With the NFL Draft closing in, one player that teams, including the Jaguars, are going to have to make sure they do their research on is former Nebraska star and top NFL draft prospect Randy Gregory, who tested positive for marijuana at February’s combine. Find out what Should NFL Betting Fans Expect for this 2015 season at Mybookie.ag.

Gregory made a rather startling admission to the NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones, stating that it’s not an issue in his live, and not even a struggle.

“I don’t wake up every day saying, I’d really love to go smoke. It’s not a struggle for me every day [now], it really isn’t. In the past, hell yeah, it’s been a struggle. It really has been. Now, I’m focused on my dream.”

The Jaguars have to be careful, but at the same time they should remember that it was back in 2007 that Lions top WR Calvin Johnson admitted to marijuana use, and overall was the third pick in the draft by the Lions – and look how that’s worked out.

Justin Houston tested positive for marijuana at the combine, and wound up all the way at 70, he’s made teams wish they had taken him and not focus in on the marijuana use.

The last time the Jaguars did take a player with off field issues, it blew up in their face, as WR Justin Blackmon came into the draft with a prior DUI arrest, and he did nothing but become a bust for the team.

Gregory is a player that if he plays like he did in college can be a huge asset to a Jaguars team that needs help on their defensive line. He’s got to make amends, and talking on NFL Network swayed some opinions on him for his honesty in the situation.

“I was worse at Nebraska than I’ve ever been at any other time of my life,” Gregory told NFL Network. “But I know how I am now. I think if teams really look at how I am now more so than the past, they’ll see I’m making strides to get better, as a person and as a player. …

“At the end of the day, it was my fault. I was being selfish. I was being stubborn. I felt like I could do things my way and it would work. And it didn’t work.”

Because of the failed test, he’ll start his career in Stage 1 of the league’s substance-abuse program. Another violation would push him to Stage 2, which carries with it the penalty of a fine and a four-game suspension.

If he’s worth the risk or not is what the Jaguars have to decide. For now, at least they know what they are getting into if they do take him.

Jaguars Land Top Free Agent TE Julius Thomas

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Former Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has signed a five-year contract worth $46 million with the Jaguars.

The deal includes $24 million guaranteed.

The Jaguars also are expected to sign Miami defensive end Jared Odrick, Dallas right tackle Jermey Parnell, Green Bay cornerback Davon House, San Francisco linebacker Dan Skuta and Indianapolis free safety Sergio Brown on Wednesday. All six free agents are scheduled to be at an afternoon news conference at EverBank Field.

Jacksonville, which went 9-39 the last three years, had nearly $70 million in salary cap space and planned to spend big in free agency.

Thomas was the most significant addition, giving second-year quarterback Blake Bortles a reliable option to work the middle of the field.

Jaguars to Hire Greg Olson as New Offensive Coordinator

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The Jaguars are hiring Greg Olson to be their offensive coordinator according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Olson spent the last two seasons with the Raiders. Olson will replace Jedd Fisch, who was fired after the Jags finished last in scoring the past two seasons.

Olson served as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars in 2012, overseeing the duo of Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne.

Prior to joining the Jaguars, Olson served four seasons with the Buccaneers including the last three as offensive coordinator. He spent the 2008 season as quarterbacks coach where he worked with Josh Freeman.

Titans vs Jaguars Wednesday Injury Report

TENNESSEE TITANS
(Tennessee did not conduct a practice on Monday. The Monday practice report is an estimation.)
 

Status Report

OUT RB Dexter McCluster (knee)
DOUBTFUL T Taylor Lewan (ankle), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
PROBABLE S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Monday TE Brett Brackett (knee), T Taylor Lewan (ankle), QB Jake Locker (left shoulder), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
Tuesday TE Brett Brackett (knee), T Taylor Lewan (ankle), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
Wednesday T Taylor Lewan (ankle), RB Dexter McCluster (knee), QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
Tuesday LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
Wednesday LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring), T Byron Stingily (ankle), TE Delanie Walker (knee), LB Kamerion Wimbley (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (hand)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
Tuesday S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
Wednesday S Daimion Stafford (concussion)
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
(Jacksonville did not conduct practice on Monday or Tuesday. The Monday and Tuesday practice reports are estimations.)
Status Report
OUT DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), DT Roy Miller (knee), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
PROBABLE DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Monday QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Andre Branch (groin), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
Tuesday DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee)
Wednesday DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Tuesday QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (foot), DE Ryan Davis (hip), S Josh Evans (foot), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Monday DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)
Tuesday DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)
Wednesday DE Chris Clemons (knee), WR Marqise Lee (elbow)

Jaguars at Ravens NFL Week 15 Inactives

Jaguars: RB Denard Robinson, CB Teddy Williams, CB Jeremy Harris, LB A.J. Edds, LB Khairi Fortt, G Tyler Shatley, DE Andre Branch.

Ravens: WR Michael Campanaro, CB Antoine Cason, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, LB Arthur Brown, DT Terrence Cody, OL Gino Gradkowski, DE DeAngelo Tyson

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preivew – Jaguars at Ravens

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens

Jaguars vs Ravens NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-11) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-5)

SERIES

JAGUARS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER 10-7
STREAKS 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Bradley: 0-0 Harbaugh: 1-1
LAST WEEK L 27-13 vs. Texans W 28-13 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 10/24/11: Ravens 7 at Jaguars 12. Jaguars K Josh Scobee makes 4 FGs (54, 54, 22, 51). Defense holds Ravens to 146 total net yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/28/08: Ravens 27, Jaguars 7. Baltimore RB Le’Ron McClain rushes for 70 yards & 2 TDs & RB Willis McGahee adds rushing TD. Ravens S Ed Reed records 2 INTs.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tim McCarthy, Adam Archuleta, Allie LaForce (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (Jax.), 134 (Bal.). XM: 228 (Bal.).

STATS

PASSING Bortles (R): 232-379-2466-10-16-71.4 Flacco: 281-439-3258-22-9-94.5
RUSHING
  1. Robinson: 135-582-4.3-4
Forsett: 192-1080 (3L)-5.6-8 (T2C)
RECEIVING Hurns (R): 40-566-14.2-6
  1. Smith: 61-889-14.6-6
OFFENSE 297.3 376.5
TAKE/GIVE -8 +2
DEFENSE 377.2 351.6
SACKS Marks: 8.5 Dumervil: 16 (T1L)
INTs Thomas: 2 Mosley (R): 2
PUNTING Anger: 47.1 (3C) Koch: 46.6
KICKING Scobee: 63 (18/18 PAT; 15/19 FG) Tucker: 112 (3C) (37/37 PAT; 25/28 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS: Last week, QB BLAKE BORTLES (No. 3 overall) passed for 205 yards & TD. Has 2,466 pass yards & needs 34 to join BYRON LEFTWICH (2,819) as only Jags rookies with 2,500. Leads AFC QBs with 306 rush yards on 47 att. (6.5 avg.)…In past 7, RB DENARD ROBINSON is averaging 82.1 scrimmage yards per game (575 total) & has 4 rush TDs…Last week, rookie WR MARQISE LEE (Rd. 2, No. 39 overall) had 67 yards on 5 rec. Rookie WR ALLEN HURNS (undrafted) ranks 2nd among AFC rookies in TD catches (6) & 3rd in receiving yards (566). TE MARCEDES LEWIS led team with 69 yards on 3 catches (23 avg.) vs. Hou…Defense has 39 sacks, 2nd in AFC & 3rd in NFL. DT SEN’ DERRICK MARKS has 6.5 sacks in past 6, incl. 1.5 vs. Texans. Tied for 2nd among NFL DTs with career-high 8.5 sacks in 2014. In past 9, DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 6 sacks, 2 FF & FR. Has 4 sacks in past 3 on road. S JONATHAN CYPRIEN leads team with 87 tackles…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has 24,803 career passing yards & needs 197 to become 1st player in club history to reach 25,000. In past 5, has completed 108 of 160 (67.5 pct.) for 1,209 yards with 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 101.3 rating. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rating. Ravens are 38-5 (.884) when Flacco posts 100+ rating (incl. playoffs)…RB JUSTIN FORSETT leads NFL RBs with 5.6 rush avg. (192 att., 1,080 yards). Rushed for 59 yards on 7 att. (8.4 avg.) in last meeting (with Hou.). Has 100+ rush yards in 3 of past 4…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 13,086 career receiving yards & needs 4 to surpass HOFer STEVE LARGENT (13,089) for No. 15 all-time. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. WR TORREY SMITH has 8 TDs in past 10. Needs 2 TD catches to join MICHAEL JACKSON (14 in 1996) as only Ravens with 10+ TD rec. in season…Rookie LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads team with 110 tackles, tied for most in AFC. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 8 sacks in past 8 overall, incl. 1.5 last week. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL had 3.5 sacks last week & is tied for NFL lead with 16, surpassing single-season Ravens record (PETER BOULWARE, 15 in 2001).

Jaguars at Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), RB Denard Robinson (foot)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Toby Gerhart (ankle), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder), DE Chris Clemons (knee), S Josh Evans (finger), LB J.T. Thomas (ankle)
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Crockett Gillmore (back), WR Torrey Smith (knee), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Anthony Levine (concussion)
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