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Gene Smith Says Jaguars Won’t Trade Maurice Jones-Drew

On Day 35 of Maurice Jones-Drew‘s holdout Wednesday, general manager Gene Smith said the Jaguars have no plans to trade him. When Smith was asked by the Times-Union before the team’s annual Kickoff Luncheon if there was any chance of a trade if he doesn’t show up for the regular season, he said, “Maurice is […]

Jaguars apply franchise tag to kicker Scobee

The Jaguars have applied the franchise tag to kicker Josh Scobee. Scobee has not signed the franchise tender yet as he hopes to reach a long term deal with the Jaguars. Teams had until 4pm on Monday to use their franchise tag on a player under contract. The Jaguars had been working up until the […]

Jags GM Smith Turns Down Contract Extension with Team

Reports say that Jaguars general manager Gene Smith has turned down a contract extension with the club. “A contract was extended to me and I declined it,” Smith said during an interview with the newspaper “I did not think I deserved an extension based on the conditions. Our scouts and other employees weren’t being extended. […]

New GM Smith Has the Power to Cut Players

The Florida Times-Union says that new GM Gene Smith has plenty of power, and some of that power also includes dumping players when he feels like it: Gene Smith doesn’t want to admit it, but he has quietly become one of the most powerful executives in the NFL. As Smith outlined the scope of his […]

New GM Smith Comments on the Jags Outlook on Fred Taylor

New Jaguars GM Gene Smith had his first press conference as GM, and spoke about a number of things, but one of the more interesting was the thought about long-time running back Fred Taylor, who is set to hit the free agent market at the end of February. Here is the tidbit from the site: […]

Jags Promote Gene Smith to GM Position

From: Pro Football As the Jaguars limped through a season of unfulfilled expectations, we thought that owner Wayne Weaver might hire someone who’d have authority over coach Jack Del Rio and control over the roster. We were partially right (which is better than our usual habit of totally wrong). Gene Smith, who was promoted […]

Change Near the Top: Harris Stepping Down as V.P. of Player Personnel

The Jaguars will have a new name at the top in 2009, as today V.P. of player personnel James “Shack” Harris has resigned, five days before the completion of what was his sixth year on the job. “I want to thank Shack for his contributions and his hard work in helping us rebuild this team,” […]

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