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LAST SEASON: First year under coach Doug Marrone and top executive Tom Coughlin proved successful Mike Smith Jersey , with Jags earning first postseason berth since 2007 and advancing to AFC championship game. Led by 10 points early in fourth quarter before losing at New England. Stout defense and league's top rushing attack were keys to team's turnaround, but both faltered down stretch. Defense stumbled in playoffs against Steelers and late against Patriots. Running game took huge step back late, averaging 51.3 yards fewer in final six weeks of regular season than in first 10 games. Still, rookie RB Leonard Fournette flashed at times and looked like building block. Defense established solid foundation, too. CB Jalen Ramsey emerged as arguably league's best defensive back. DE Calais Campbell enjoyed career year at age 31. And LBs Telvin Smith and Myles Jack proved to be speedy, dynamic tandem. QB Blake Bortles had more highs than lows and played turnover-free football in postseason, earning three-year, $54 million contract that includes $26.5 million guaranteed.
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OUTLOOK: Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell made several changes despite team looking for sustained success. They let WR Allen Robinson, CB Aaron Colvin, LG Patrick Omameh, backup QB Chad Henne walk in free agency. They cut TE Marcedes Lewis, WR Allen Hurns and RB Chris Ivory. They signed three new offensive starters: WR Donte Moncrief, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and highly coveted LG Andrew Norwell. Team has no glaring holes for first time in decade, but is sure to draft another tight end and backup/development quarterback. Picking outside top 10 for first time since 2007.
Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker said in June that his career hasn’t gone to plan since being selected in the first round of the 2015 draft and his summer isn’t going according to plan either.
Head coach Adam Gase said on Tuesday that Parker has a finger injury and can’t catch the ball right now. Per multiple reports Paul Stastny Jersey , the specific injury is a broken middle finger on his right hand.
Gase termed the timeline for his return to action as week-to-week and said he wouldn’t speculate about Parker’s availability for the start of the regular season, although multiple reports have the team “hopeful” he’ll be ready to play.
Reports from Dolphins camp this summer have had cornerback Xavien Howard getting the better of Parker in their practice matchups, so things weren’t going all that well for the receiver even before he was injured.
Kenny Stills has been bothered by an ankle injury of late, which leaves Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson as the top healthy receivers on the Miami depth chart.New Orleans Saints Elite Jerseys