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Jaguars vs. Redskins: RB Carlos Hyde a healthy scratch

Zach Goodall

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Dec 2, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir (35) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars running back Carlos Hyde (34) during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made running back Carlos Hyde a healthy scratch for their Week 15 game against the Washington Redskins.

Hyde, who joined the Jaguars in a mid-season trade with the Cleveland Browns, has been a disappointment since joining the team in October. Since sending Cleveland a 2019 5th round pick for Hyde’s services, he has received 40 carries that have yielded a mere 129 yards, and no touchdowns.

With Leonard Fournette back and healthy, Hyde saw minimal action over the past couple of weeks. On record, Hyde has been frustrated with his minimal role in Jacksonville, but never really took advantage of his opportunities.

After his complaint, Hyde received some extra playing time against Indianapolis with Fournette receiving a one game suspension for a fight in the Buffalo Bills game. Hyde turned 13 carries in that game into 36 yards.

Cutting Hyde would save the Jaguars $4.75 million in 2019 cap space, so don’t be surprised if this move happens before March. Perhaps even by season’s end, as the Jaguars got started on 2019 cap savings by releasing strong safety Barry Church this past Friday.

It will be interesting to see how the Jaguars will address the running back position behind starter Leonard Fournette this offseason. T.J. Yeldon is set to be a free agent who could land a nice deal on the open market, and if Yeldon walks and Hyde gets cut, the Jaguars will likely add an RB through free agency and the NFL Draft.

In my opinion, Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue would be a nice power-scheme fit who should be a relatively inexpensive free agent signing come March. He is set to receive more playing time before the 2018 season is over, with Texans starter Lamar Miller dealing with an ankle injury.

No matter how the Jaguars address the RB position going forward, don’t expect Carlos Hyde to be in their plans.

Zach Goodall covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Locked On Jaguars podcast and website. Follow him on Twitter @zach_goodall.

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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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