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Jaguars Cornerback Jalen Ramsey Named to Second Pro Bowl

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Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has released their Pro Bowl roster for the 2018 season. For the Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey is the only player named to the Pro Bowl. Ramsey was drafted 5th overall by the Jaguars in the 2016 playoffs. This is the Cornerbacks second consecutive pro bowl and the second of his career. Ramsey made headlines last season and is thought to be the next best Cornerback in the NFL, if not the best, currently. He makes his mark with trash talk on the field and backs it up with his play.

Ramsey was accredited for 11 pass defenses, three interceptions, and 57 combined tackles this season for the Jaguars. He is also responsible for holding multiple marquee wide receivers to limited yards and touchdowns this season.

Ramsey is the first Jaguars player to make back-to-back trips to the Pro Bowl since Maurice Jones-Drew in 2010 and 2011. Only Marcus Stroud has made consecutive Pro Bowls for the Jaguars as a defensive player.

Ramsey released a statement following his selection into the Pro Bowl:

The Jaguars have a lot of decisions to make, however, the one decision which should be an easy one for the team should be to immediately extend Ramsey after the season. Ramsey still has two years left on his contract (including the 5th year option), however, they are allowed to extend him after this season.

Jalen Ramsey has also come out recently to explain the circumstances around his contract and whether or not the Jaguars and his agents can come to an agreement will be up to them in the offseason.

Due to Jalen Ramsey’s knee soreness this season, it is possible Ramsey chooses not to attend. Regardless, he will be the Jaguars representative, which nearly all Jaguars fans can agree with.

Demetrius Harvey is the lead editor for the Locked on Jaguars website covering breaking news, breakdowns, and more. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith apparently fined by team

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Dec 2, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) reacts during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have apparently fined LB Telvin Smith for missing three days of mandatory minicamp. This amount, according to Telvin Smith on Instagram, was for a total of $88,650. Telvin Smith decided to leave the game of football for a year last month and has not shown up to any team activities since the season ended in January.

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Smith stated in his Instagram post “Oh y’all  thght [sic] it was a game!!! You say you wanna sit & get ya life right. . . they say nah […] you pay me!!!” also stating “It’s still love!!”

The Jaguars have every right to fine Smith under the current CBA signed in 2011 regarding mandatory participation in team activities. Smith has not yet informed the Jaguars officially of his intentions for the 2019 season, thus he is still considered a part of the team and on the 90-man roster.

It is not yet known whether or not the team has opted to fine DE Yannick Ngakoue who was also missing from mandatory minicamp last week as he resolves his contract with the team.

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REPORT: Jaguars sign WR Tre McBride and DT Kalani Vakameilao

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today the signings of WR Tre McBride and Rookie DT Kalani Vakameilalo. Both players had a tryout during yesterday’s minicamp practice. They have waived LB Nick DeLuca and LS Christian Kuntz to make room.

McBride has played for the Tennesee Titans, Chicago Bears, and the New York Jets during his time in the NFL. In 2017 he hauled in eight receptions for 144 yards. His lone touchdown came in 2015 with the Tennesee Titans. The Jaguars currently have 12 WRs on the roster including McBride. They will enter training camp for a battle for possibly five or six spots. Currently, it would be a surprise if McBride makes the team.

Vakameilao went undrafted out of Oregon State where he posted 75 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss.

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Jaguars finalize draft class with signing of LB Quincy Williams

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially wrapped up their 2019 NFL Draft class with the signing of third-round pick Quincy Williams the team has announced today. Williams played college football at Murray State as a linebacker and safety and will be playing LB with the Jaguars.

Following the departure of WLB Telvin Smith, the Jaguars needed to find a replacement, and they hope Williams can eventually develop into that role. During OTAs and mandatory minicamp, Williams has taken some first-team reps at LB along with LB Ramik Wilson. The WLB battle will be one to watch during training camp later this summer.

Williams spoke briefly following the signing of his contract stating, “I’ve been dreaming on this and waiting on this moment my whole life,” Williams said. “I’m just here to answer the question of, ‘Who is Quincy Williams?’”

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