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Jaguars vs. Eagles: Friday Injury Report, Multiple Jaguars Ruled Out

Demetrius Harvey

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The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles have released their Friday injury/status report ahead of their week eight matchup at Wembley Stadium. For the Jaguars, they have plenty of players out including Jaguars pro bowl Cornerback A.J. Bouye. Leonard Fournette, James  O’Shaughnessy, and Tyler Patmon are all ruled out as well.

Although Jaguars Running back Leonard Fournette traveled with the team to London, he was not able to practice at all this week for the Jaguars. Newly acquired running back Carlos Hyde will play and could very well be starting this weekend even though Yeldon is fully healthy.

Jaguars Defensive Back D.J. Hayden is listed as doubtful. More than likely the Jaguars active corners for this weekend will include Jalen Ramsey and three Jaguars UDFA rookies, Dee Delaney, Quenton Meeks, and Tre Herndon. Herndon is returning after sitting out a few weeks with a hamstring injury.

The rest of the Jaguars injured players have been removed from this weeks injury report. Luckily there were no new injuries besides Bouye that forced a player to miss Sunday’s game. This is likely the most important game of the season to date for the Jaguars.

Below are the teams’ injury reports:

JAGUARS:

CB A.J. Bouye (Calf): Out

RB Leonard Fournette (Hamstring): Out

TE James O’Shaughnessy (Hip): Out

CB Tyler Patmon (Neck): Out

CB D.J. Hayden (Toe): Doubtful

EAGLES:

LB Nathan Gerry (Ankle/Knee): Out

S Corey Graham (Hamstring): Out

CB Sidney Jones (Hamstring): Out

DT Haloti Ngata (Calf): Questionable

RB Darren Sproles (Hamstring): Out

For the Eagles, they already placed DE Derek Barnett on injured reserve and are going to a few key depth players such as Graham, Jones, and Sproles. Darren Sproles has not been able to get his hamstring right, similar to the Jaguars with Leonard Fournette.

The Jaguars will still get a full dose of the Eagles offensive line as Jason Peters and Lane Johnson both were able to be removed from the injury report. There is no more “probable” designation, however, it is worth noting that neither of the players practiced fully all week.

Carson Wentz, who was listed earlier this week with a back injury, was able to practice fully the past two days. It seems as though the Wednesday limited practice was simply precautionary/rest. The Jaguars and the Eagles kick off at 9:30 AM EST in London. This is a game both the Jaguars and the Eagles need to win, desperately.

Demetrius Harvey is a Locked on Jaguars writer focusing on game breakdowns as well as breaking news. Demetrius is a lifelong Jaguars fan. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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Jaguars finalize coaching staff after landing offensive coordinator

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Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have finalized their 2019 coaching staff. They’ve officially hired their offensive coordinator as well as other staff members. John DeFilippo was the headliner for today as the replacement for Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator.

The Jaguars also announced the remainder of their staff. As we covered in the past couple of weeks they have hired several position coaches, including Terry Robiskie as running backs coach, George Warhop as the offensive line coach, and Tim Walton as the secondary coach.

The rest of the staff was a mystery until today. The Jaguars announced they will be promoting assistant defensive line coach Jason Rebrovich to defensive line coach, and they have hired David Merritt as their assistant defensive line coach. Merritt spent the past season as the Arizona Cardinals defensive backs coach. Joe Danna will be promoted as well and will be coaching the safeties. Danna has been on the Jaguars staff as an assistant secondary coach since 2017. John Donovan, another assistant coach for the Jaguars, will be promoted to assistant running backs coach.

It is worth noting in today’s presser Marrone stated Tim Walton will coach the cornerbacks, and Joe Danna will coach the safeties. “I thought we could get more out of our coaches and players if we split the secondary,” Marrone said. This is worth noting as Walton actually held a similar role with the Giants for the past couple of seasons.

Scott Milanovich will remain on staff as the quarterbacks coach. Milanovich was the play-caller for the final five weeks of the season. Milanovich has been with the Jaguars as a QB coach since 2017.

There were no other major coaching changes on the Jaguars roster as the rest of the staff will stay intact.

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Jaguars will retain quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich

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Nov 26, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars will retain Scott Milanovich as their quarterbacks coach, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Milanovich filled in as interim offensive coordinator after Nate Hackett was fired midseason, but the offense saw no improvement with the QB coach calling plays. However, the team appears confident that the former Grey Cup-winning CFL head coach can handle the responsibilities of quarterbacks coach, a position Milanovich has held since Doug Marrone was named head coach in 2017.

The team hired John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator earlier today. You can read why he was a fantastic hire here. Marrone mentioned during his press conference today that Milanovich and DeFilippo have a previous relationship in Maryland.

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Jaguars to hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator, per report

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to hire John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator, per report.

DeFilippo was the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator during the 2018 season, but was fired during Week 15, apparently due to a conflict of play-calling interests with head coach Mike Zimmer, who wanted to focus more on the run game than DeFilippo’s strengths with the pass game.

However, despite a lack of calling the run, Vikings quarterback had a historic season as a passer when it came to efficiency, being the first QB in NFL history to throw for 4000+ yards, 30+ touchdowns, 10 or fewer interceptions, and complete at least 70% of his passes. Much of this can be credited to DeFilippo’s influence in the passing game.

Previous to Minnesota, DeFilippo was the Philadelphia Eagles QBs coach during their 2017-18 Super Bowl run, where he was key to the development of Carson Wentz and rejuvenation of Nick Foles’ career after Wentz tore his ACL. He also served as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2015, where then-36 year old Josh McCown posted the second most touchdown passes of his 13 year career with 12 in eight games, along with 2109 passing yards, a 63.7 completion percentage, and only four interceptions.

DeFilippo’s first NFL coaching job came in 2005 as an offensive quality control coach under then New York Giants head coach and current EVP of Football Operations for the Jaguars, Tom Coughlin. So there’s a definite connection to the team in ths hire.

At the end of the day, the Jaguars number one priority this offseason has to be, and will be, fixing their passing game woes. Quarterback Blake Bortles needs to be replaced, and the team’s next signal caller must be groomed into a successful QB. DeFilippo has proven with Cousins, Foles/Wentz, as well as Josh McCown in Cleveland during the 2015 season, that he’s capable of doing just that.

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