Jaguars claim G Parker Ehinger off waivers

The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed fourth-year G Parker Ehinger from the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced today.

Ehinger, 6-6, 310, was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft and appeared in five games with four starts as a rookie before being placed on Kansas City’s reserve/injured list with a knee injury.

In 2017, Ehinger appeared in the season opener for the Chiefs before being declared inactive for the final 15 games. On Aug. 20, 2018, he was traded from Kansas City to the Dallas in exchange for CB Charvarius Ward, but was placed on the Cowboys’ reserve/injured list on Sept. 7 after sustaining a knee injury. Ehinger was waived by the Cowboys on April 11.

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Jaguars sign former AAF player Cody Brown

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed DB Cody Brown, the team announced today.

Brown, 6-2, 207, most recently competed for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football. The Bellville, Texas native totaled 40 tackles and one INT in eight games.

Collegiately, Brown earned two letters from Arkansas State. During his final season in Jonesboro in 2016, he was named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, and earned second team All-Sun Belt honors in 2015.

Prior to Arkansas State, Brown spent two seasons at Independence (Kan.) Community College as a safety, earning All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honors both years.

23 prospects to attend 2019 NFL Draft

Twenty-three prospects are confirmed to attend the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tennessee, the NFL announced today.

Two colleges – Alabama and Oklahoma – will each have three players in attendance while two schools – Iowa and Louisiana State – will have two players in attendance. The Southeastern Conference leads all conferences with 11 prospects confirmed to attend the event.

The draft begins with the first round on Thursday night, April 25 and continues Friday, April 26 with Rounds 2-3. The draft will conclude on Saturday, April 27 with Rounds 4-7.

The NFL Draft, which was held in Dallas last year, will be hosted in the state of Tennessee for the first time in league history.

The players confirmed to attend this year’s NFL Draft:

1) Josh Allen LB Kentucky   13) Drew Lock QB Missouri
2) DeAndre Baker DB Georgia   14) D.K. Metcalf WR Mississippi
3) Nick Bosa DE Ohio State   15) Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
4) Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma   16) Ed Oliver DT Houston
5) Brian Burns DE Florida State   17) Montez Sweat DE Mississippi State
6) Devin Bush LB Michigan   18) Jawaan Taylor T Florida
7) Andre Dillard T Washington State   19) Devin White LB Louisiana State
8) Noah Fant TE Iowa   20) Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
9) Cody Ford T Oklahoma   21) Greedy Williams CB Louisiana State
10) T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa   22) Jonah Williams T Alabama
11) Josh Jacobs RB Alabama   23) Quinnen Williams DT Alabama
12) Daniel Jones QB Duke          


2019 NFL DRAFT FACTS & FIGURES​

WHAT: 84th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
 
WHERE: Nashville, Tennessee.
 
WHEN: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 25 (Round 1).
7:00 PM ET, Friday, April 26 (Rounds 2-3).
Noon ET, Saturday, April 27 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 11:30 PM ET. In 2018, the first round consumed three hours and 25 minutes. The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 10:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds took a combined three hours and 44 minutes in 2018. The draft will conclude by approximately 6:30 PM ET on Saturday with the final four rounds. Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 39 minutes in 2018.
DRAFTING: Representatives of the 32 NFL clubs by telephone communication with their general managers, coaches and scouts.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 25; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 26; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 27.
There will be 254 selections, including 32 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 15 teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year.
The following 32 compensatory choices will supplement the 222 regular choices in the seven rounds –

Round 3: Washington, 33; New England, 34; Los Angeles Rams, 35; Los Angeles Rams, 36; Carolina, 37; New England, 38; Baltimore 39. Round 4: Indianapolis, 33; Dallas, 34; Atlanta, 35; Philadelphia, 36. Round 5: New York Giants, 33; Atlanta, 34; Washington, 35. Round 6: New England, 33; Washington, 34; Arizona, 35; Philadelphia, 36; Minnesota, 37; Cincinnati, 38; Cincinnati, 39; San Francisco, 40; Cincinnati, 41; Kansas City, 42. Round 7: Minnesota, 33; Arizona, 34; Arizona, 35; Minnesota, 36; Los Angeles Rams, 37; New England, 38; Washington, 39; Arizona, 40.

 
TIME LIMITS: Round 110 minutes per selection. Round 2: Seven minutes per selection. Rounds 3 through 6, including compensatory picks: Five minutes per selection. Rounds 7, including compensatory picks: Four minutes per selection.
TELEVISION & RADIO: The 2019 NFL Draft will be televised nationally by NFL Network, ABC, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and can be heard nationwide on Westwood One Radio, SiriusXM NFL Radio, TuneIn Radio and ESPN Radio.
INTERNET: On Thursday, April 25Draft Tonight on NFL.com streams immediately following the conclusion of NFL Network’s coverage of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Host of NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Kay Adams and Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl offensive tackle Taylor Lewan interview top draftees in Nashville once they’re selected.

Draft Tonight on NFL.com continues Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 each day following NFL Network’s live draft coverage. Host Matt “Money” Smith anchors the coverage each day from Los Angeles, joined by analysts Bucky BrooksMaurice Jones-Drew and Lance Zierlein providing analysis and reaction to Rounds 2-7, as well as overall draft winners and grades for the 2019 selections.

Additionally, NFL.com’s Draft Tracker has live coverage of every selection in the draft, including video and analysis of the picks as they happen.

MOBILE: Live NFL Network coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

 

2019 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

# Team
1. Arizona Cardinals
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New York Jets
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New York Giants
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Detroit Lions
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Denver Broncos
11. Cincinnati Bengals
12. Green Bay Packers
13. Miami Dolphins
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. Washington Redskins
16. Carolina Panthers
17. New York Giants (from Cleveland)
18. Minnesota Vikings
19. Tennessee Titans
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Seattle Seahawks
22. Baltimore Ravens
23 Houston Texans
24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago)
25. Philadelphia Eagles
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas)
28. Los Angeles Chargers
29. Kansas City Chiefs
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans)
31. Los Angeles Rams
32. New England Patriots

Vikings sign AAF standout Karter Schult

The Minnesota Vikings signed AAF star DE Karter Schult, the team announced today.

While in the AAF, the Northern Iowa alum recorded 26 total tackles in eight games with the Stallions before the league was suspended. Smith grabbed seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss or no gain on the season, ranking third in the AAF in both categories and led the league with 49 pressures.

Originally a rookie free agent in 2017, the Tripoli, Iowa native signed with Cleveland and finished the preseason with 11 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss and three quarterback hits. Smith was waived by the Browns (9/1/17) and spent rookie mini camp as a tryout in May 2018 with the Carolina Panthers prior to being released (8/1/18).

NFL announces preseason schedule for all 32 teams

The NFL today announced its 65-game preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally televised games.

The 2019 preseason will kick off on Thursday, August 1 (NBC, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, Ohio, when the Atlanta Falcons face the Denver Broncos in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

NFL Network will provide extensive coverage of the NFL preseason, including live or re-aired broadcasts of all 65 games.

The following is the complete 2019 NFL preseason national television, week-by-week and team-by-team schedule:

2019 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

DATE GAME NETWORK (TIME)
     
Thursday, August 1 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio

Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons

NBC (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 2 (August 15-19)
     
Thursday, August 15 Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals ESPN (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 18 New Orleans Saints at LA Chargers CBS (4:00 PM)
Sunday, August 18 Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings FOX (8:00 PM)
Monday, August 19 San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos ESPN (8:00 PM)
     
Preseason Week 3 (August 22-25)
     
Thursday, August 22 Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins FOX (8:00 PM)
Friday, August 23 Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 25 Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans NBC (8:00 PM)

2019 PRESEASON WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 1

*Denver vs Atlanta (NBC)

 

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 8-12

NY Jets at NY Giants

Tennessee at Philadelphia

Carolina at Chicago

New England at Detroit

Houston at Green Bay

Minnesota at New Orleans

LA Chargers at Arizona

Dallas at San Francisco

Denver at Seattle

Indianapolis at Buffalo

Atlanta at Miami

Jacksonville at Baltimore

Washington at Cleveland

Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh

Cincinnati at Kansas City

LA Rams at Oakland
WEEK 2 – AUGUST 15-19

Chicago at NY Giants

Cincinnati at Washington

Seattle at Minnesota (FOX, 8/18)

NY Jets at Atlanta

Buffalo at Carolina

Miami at Tampa Bay

Oakland at Arizona (ESPN, 8/15)

Dallas at LA Rams++

Green Bay at Baltimore

Kansas City at Pittsburgh

Detroit at Houston

Cleveland at Indianapolis

Philadelphia at Jacksonville

New England at Tennessee

San Francisco at Denver (ESPN, 8/19)

New Orleans at LA Chargers (CBS, 8/18)

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 22-25

Houston at Dallas

Baltimore at Philadelphia

Buffalo at Detroit (CBS, 8/23)

Arizona at Minnesota

Washington at Atlanta

Cleveland at Tampa Bay

Denver at LA Rams

Jacksonville at Miami (FOX, 8/22)

Carolina at New England

New Orleans at NY Jets

NY Giants at Cincinnati

Chicago at Indianapolis

Pittsburgh at Tennessee (NBC, 8/25)

San Francisco at Kansas City

Green Bay vs Oakland+

Seattle at LA Chargers

WEEK 4 – AUGUST 29-30

Tampa Bay at Dallas

Baltimore at Washington

Tennessee at Chicago

Kansas City at Green Bay

Pittsburgh at Carolina

Miami at New Orleans

LA Chargers at San Francisco

Oakland at Seattle

Minnesota at Buffalo

NY Giants at New England

Philadelphia at NY Jets

Indianapolis at Cincinnati

Detroit at Cleveland

LA Rams at Houston

Atlanta at Jacksonville

Arizona at Denver

* NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio

+ Site to be determined

++ Honolulu, HI

2019 PRESEASON TEAM-BY-TEAM SCHEDULE

AFC

Buffalo

Miami

New England

NY Jets

Indianapolis Atlanta at Detroit at NY Giants
at Carolina at Tampa Bay at Tennessee at Atlanta
at Detroit (CBS) Jacksonville (FOX) Carolina New Orleans
Minnesota at New Orleans NY Giants Philadelphia

Baltimore

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Pittsburgh

Jacksonville at Kansas City Washington Tampa Bay
Green Bay at Washington at Indianapolis Kansas City
at Philadelphia NY Giants at Tampa Bay at Tennessee (NBC)
at Washington Indianapolis Detroit at Carolina

Houston

Indianapolis

Jacksonville

Tennessee

at Green Bay at Buffalo at Baltimore at Philadelphia
Detroit Cleveland Philadelphia New England
at Dallas Chicago at Miami (FOX) Pittsburgh (NBC)
LA Rams at Cincinnati Atlanta at Chicago

Denver

Kansas City

LA Chargers

Oakland

vs Atlanta* (NBC) Cincinnati at Arizona LA Rams
at Seattle at Pittsburgh New Orleans (CBS) at Arizona (ESPN)
San Francisco (ESPN) San Francisco Seattle vs Green Bay+
at LA Rams

Arizona

at Green Bay at San Francisco at Seattle
NFC

Dallas

NY Giants

Philadelphia

Washington

at San Francisco NY Jets Tennessee at Cleveland
at LA Rams++ Chicago at Jacksonville Cincinnati
Houston at Cincinnati Baltimore at Atlanta
Tampa Bay at New England at NY Jets Baltimore

Chicago

Detroit

Green Bay

Minnesota

Carolina New England Houston at New Orleans
at NY Giants at Houston at Baltimore Seattle (FOX)
at Indianapolis Buffalo (CBS) vs Oakland+ Arizona
Tennessee at Cleveland Kansas City at Buffalo

Atlanta

Carolina

New Orleans

Tampa Bay

vs Denver* (NBC) at Chicago Minnesota at Pittsburgh
at Miami Buffalo at LA Chargers (CBS) Miami
NY Jets at New England at NY Jets Cleveland
Washington Pittsburgh Miami at Dallas
at Jacksonville

 

Arizona

LA Rams

San Francisco

Seattle

LA Chargers at Oakland Dallas Denver
Oakland (ESPN) Dallas++ at Denver (ESPN) at Minnesota (FOX)
at Minnesota Denver at Kansas City at LA Chargers
at Denver

 

at Houston LA Chargers Oakland
*NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio; +Site to be determined; ++Honolulu, HI

List of players who be announcing picks at the 2019 NFL Draft

In the NFL’s continuous effort to connect the game’s greats with the next generation of stars, 64 NFL Legends and active players will add to the excitement of the 2019 NFL Draft by announcing various selections and participating in festivities in Nashville.

Round 2 Draft selections will be announced by previous NFL club first-round picks, while Round 3 will be announced by players who were drafted in later rounds.

In addition to announcing NFL Draft selections, players will be on-site to mentor the prospects and give back to the city of Nashville through participation in a variety of community service events.

Below is the list of players currently scheduled to make selections in Rounds 2 and 3 of this year’s NFL Draft:

PLAYER ANNOUNCEMENT ROUND TEAM
Shaun Alexander 2 Seattle Seahawks
Willie Anderson 2 Cincinnati Bengals
David Andrews 3 New England Patriots
Geno Atkins 3 Cincinnati Bengals
Carl Banks 2 New York Giants
Keith Brooking 2 Atlanta Falcons
Jurrell Casey 3 Tennessee Titans
Brent Celek 3 Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Centers 3 Arizona Cardinals
Kam Chancellor 3 Seattle Seahawks
Earl Cooper 2 San Francisco 49ers
Trent Dilfer 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kenyan Drake 3 Miami Dolphins
Carl Eller 2 Minnesota Vikings
Jahri Evans 3 New Orleans Saints
Eddie George 2 Tennessee Titans
Darrell Green 2 Washington Redskins
Dante Hall 3 Kansas City Chiefs
Santonio Holmes 2 Pittsburgh Steelers
DeAndre Hopkins 2 Houston Texans
Dexter Jackson 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Joe Jacoby 3 Washington Redskins
Charles Johnson 3 Carolina Panthers
Stevie Johnson 3 Buffalo Bills
Ed Jones 2 Dallas Cowboys
Steve Jordan 3 Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Kampman 3 Green Bay Packers
Brett Keisel 3 Pittsburgh Steelers
Christian Kirksey 3 Cleveland Browns
Olin Kreutz 3 Chicago Bears
Shane Lechler 3 Oakland Raiders
Jamal Lewis 2 Baltimore Ravens
James Lofton 2 Green Bay Packers
Nick Mangold 2 New York Jets
Deuce McAllister 2 New Orleans Saints
Christian McCaffrey 2 Carolina Panthers
Karl Mecklenburg 3 Denver Broncos
Shawne Merriman 2 Los Angeles Chargers
Terrell Owens 3 San Francisco 49ers
Orlando Pace 2 Los Angeles Rams
Mike Quick 2 Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Scobee 3 Jacksonville Jaguars
Cory Schlesinger 3 Detroit Lions
Billy Sims 2 Detroit Lions
Jackie Slater 3 Los Angeles Rams
Brad Smith 3 New York Jets
Fred Taylor 2 Jacksonville Jaguars
Adalius Thomas 3 Baltimore Ravens
Jessie Tuggle 3 Atlanta Falcons
David Tyree 3 New York Giants
Reggie Wayne 2 Indianapolis Colts
Richmond Webb 2 Miami Dolphins
Al Wilson 2 Denver Broncos
Eric Wood 2 Buffalo Bills
Charles Woodson 2 Oakland Raiders
Rayfield Wright 3 Dallas Cowboys

 

Vikings sign OG Dakota Dozier

The Minnesota Vikings have signed OG Dakota Dozier, the team announced today. Entering his sixth NFL season in 2019, Dozier was originally selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

In six seasons with the Jets, Dozier appeared in 38 career games with seven starts, spending time at both left and right guard.

The former Furman Paladin most recently spent the 2018 season playing under current Vikings Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator Rick Dennison, making six game appearances and two starts.

Cunningham on Jags: ‘I feel like the pieces are in place for this team to win a Super Bowl’

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed seven-year veteran RB Benny Cunningham, the club announced today.

Cunningham believes the Jaguars can do big things in 2019, which is one of the reasons he wanted to join the team.

“I’m just excited to have the opportunity,” Cunningham said. “I feel like the pieces are in place for this team to win a Super Bowl, and I want to be a part of something special.”

Cunningham, 5-10, 218, originally signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2013 as an undrafted rookie. He played for the Rams from 2013-16 prior to spending 2017-18 with the Chicago Bears.

Much was expected from the Jaguars in 2018, but things went south for the team after starting 3-1. Jacksonville would win only two of their next 12 games, and they finished the season at 5-11.

Now, it’s a new day in Jacksonville with the addition of a Super Bowl winning QB in Nick Foles. Also, the Jaguars still have one of the better defenses in football, so maybe Cunningham is on to something.

 

(WATCH) Torrey Smith: ‘Nick(Foles), Carson(Wentz) are two of the best leaders I’ve ever been around’

Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are two guys who had a lot of success in Philadelphia, especially during the 2017 NFL season. For Wentz, he led the Eagles through most of the 2017 season and put the team in position to have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, while Foles was able to finish the job after Wentz went down with an injury by leading the Eagles to a victory in Super Bowl 52. Foles would step in for Wentz last season after Wentz went down with a back injury and lead the Eagles to the playoffs in 2018.

Foles was rewarded for efforts when he signed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Jaguars this offseason, while Wentz will return to lead the Eagles in 2019.

Last season, some Eagles’ players reportedly had some issues with the leadership style of Wentz, and Wentz later acknowledged himself that he could have been a better teammate in 2018.

However, according to former Eagle and current Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith, both Wentz and Foles are great leaders.

“Nick(Foles), Carson(Wentz) are two of the best leaders I’ve ever been around, period. Coaches, players, classmates, whoever,” Smith said at his 8th annual charity basketball game in Baltimore on Saturday.  “They are like models for who you want your kid to be like, your daughter to date, your team to be led by, so there’s no surprise that we had success with both of them leading the team when I was there… Those are the two dudes that I love to death as players, as people.”

High praise from Smith, and you can’t argue with success both guys have had with the Eagles.

Ultimately, Smith is looking forward to seeing Wentz and Foles perform in 2019.

“I can’t wait to see what Nick does knowing what he’s been through in his journey, and I can’t wait to see what Carson does with a healthy year because he’s gets hurt one game later, he’s the MVP, right,(2017 season),” Smith said. “That’s just the way this business goes, and Foles obviously is a legend for helping to pick up the torch and lead the team to a Super Bowl victory. But, he’ll be down there in Jacksonville, and he’ll have an opportunity to be the guy and not have to worry about trying being second. So, I’m excited for him to have that opportunity and to shine.”

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