Jaguars Lose Momentum Against Ravens, Go Down 48-17

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost their momentum on Thursday night as the offense sputtered and the defense missed tackles against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Austen Lane Injury: Jacksonville Jaguars DE Still A Few Weeks Away

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Saturday that defensive end Austen Lane, who's out with a foot injury, "is a few weeks away" from returning to action.

Jacksonville's depth at defensive end is dwindling quickly, as Aaron Morgan and George Selvie went down in Thursday night's preseason loss against Baltimore. Mularkey said Selvie will miss several weeks with a knee sprain.

Those injuries will give others on the Jaguars' roster a chance to step up, and Mularkey was pleased with the effort of one player in particular.

"Corvey Irvin, without doing any reps outside of defensive end, played a lot of snaps for us in the game," Mularkey said. "Basically he moved out there for us in the fourth quarter. I thought he did an outstanding job [having] not played the position and being effective out there and really not being drained."

Irvin, a third-year player out of Georgia, plays mostly defensive tackle and is better suited for that position, but he'll have to be versatile in the coming weeks. Rookie Andre Branch and 28-year-old Jonathan Mincey are two of the remaining legitimate options at DE for Jacksonville.

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Clint Session Injury: Jaguars LB Could Go To IR

Jaguars linebacker Clint Session, who's still on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list with continued concussion struggles, could be out for the 2012 season:

Session, a fourth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2007, joined Jacksonville prior to the 2011 season and played in nine games (six starts), making 19 total tackles. He's undersized for an NFL linebacker at just 5-10 and 222 pounds, which may contribute to health concerns.

The Jaguars cut down to 75 players Saturday, but Session did not count against the 75 because he's on the PUP list. If the Jaguars do decide to place Session on Injured Reserve, it would clear a roster spot so Jacksonville could add depth.

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Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson Struggles Due To Coverages

Laurent Robinson hasn't exactly been productive this preseason, but his coaches seem to be happy with him. This is what Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey had to say about the wide receiver's preseason when asked about that lack of production:

"A little bit has been coverage. I know guys will say that's the normal answer but some of it has been coverage. Some of it has been the routes have been taken away. Maybe it's been the pressed one-on-one that we have to do a better job with Laurent. I'll say this, the guy comes out to work and tries to work every day just like he did today. We want the numbers to be greater. Not all balls are called to a guy and they go to them. Sometimes they are in a progression and they don't go to him, but he has done some things positively in games that I can tell you. We showed a fifteen play highlight tape this morning of a game that he was part of the run game and blocking which is as important as catching the ball in our offense. I think the production will go up. I know he will like to see it go up. It will help us control the ball more if we can get it in his hands but again, I think we're okay right now."

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Matt Veldman Injury: Jaguars TE To Be Placed On Injured Reserve

According to a report on Big Cat Country, Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Matt Veldman will be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2012 NFL campaign before it started. Veldman was injured after entering Thursday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter.

The former North Dakota State Bison player caught two passes in the game, but was tackled along the sideline after his second catch and had to be carted off the field. An MRI on Friday revealed that Veldman had torn his MCL, which will require surgery.

Head coach Mike Mularkey is exploring his options on how to fill the void left by Veldman's injury:

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters after practice the team will be looking for a tight end to sign due to the injuries to Veldman and Zach Miller. The team does not plan to play Marcedes Lewis very much in the preseason finale and the only other tight ends on the roster are Colin Cloherty and Zach Potter.

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Zach Miller Injury: Jaguars TE Out 'Couple Of Weeks'

Zach Miller has gotten beaten and bruised all preseason, and it looks like a calf injury sustained in Thursday's 48-17 loss to the Ravens will sideline him for a couple of weeks.

Fans are expecting quite a bit from the big tight end, but Miller's preseason has been riddled with time spent on the sidelines recovering from injuries. He slightly tore his pectoral muscle on August 9, and was injured just three plays after returning from that.

Miller was knocked out of the game against the Ravens in the second quarter and had to be carted off the field. He finished the game with one catch for two yards.

Health has been an issue for Miller as he has played in just 19 games over the past two seasons, missing all but four games last year due to injury. Miller's time as a backup will be filled by both Colin Cloherty and Matt Veldman, who have had solid showings in training camp.

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George Selvie Injury: Jaguars DE Out 2-3 Weeks With Sprained Knee

According to Mark Long, AP writer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive end George Selvie is expected to miss some time on the field with a knee sprain:

Selvie was injured in the third quarter of Jacksonville's Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. The 25-year old who played his college ball at the University of South Florida, came into training camp expected to start opposite veteran Jeremy Mincey at defensive end. But in two preseason games thus far, Selvie has been a virtual non-factor.

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Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon Impressing Coaches

The Jacksonville Jaguars were routed by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium, 48-17. But despite the blowout loss, wide receiver Justin Blackmon appeared to be the only receiver that came to play and his on-field effort has impressed head coach Mike Mularkey according to a Jacksonville.com report:

"I thought he played well again. He made the catches. We need more guys doing what he's doing. When the ball is in the vicinity, we've got to make catches. He's doing that. We need more than one guy to do what they did. When the ball is tightly covered, we need to make the plays. We didn't do that, and they did."

Blackmon finished the game with 72 receiving yards on four catches.

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Jaguars Injury Report: Daryl Smith, Eugene Monroe Back At Practice

The Jacksonville Jaguars got a bit of good news from their offensive line as both left tackle Eugene Monroe and guard Will Rackley returned to practice on Saturday after missing a few weeks of practice.

Starting linebacker Daryl Smith, who has been sidelined with a groin injury, also returned to practice.

Monroe took a hit to the head in practice on August 15 and had to be taken out on a cart. He cleared the league's concussion protocol program yesterday and is now able to suit up.

Rackley suffered an ankle injury at the beginning of training camp and should be ready to go for the fourth preseason game. Rackley started 14 games for the Jaguars last year as a rookie.

The Jaguars still had quite a few players missing from practice, courtesy of Mike Long of the AP.

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Jaguars Depth Chart: Tyson Alualu Back In The Lineup

Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu's journey back to the field from offseason knee surgery culminated in joining the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting lineup in Thursday night's 48-17 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, writes the Florida Times-Union.

Alualu has been brought along slowly, but he was apparently good to go Thursday. He replaced D'Anthony Smith, who filled in on the first team during Alualu's recovery. Alualu played two series before being replaced by Smith.

C.J. Mosley's good camp has kept him starting at the other tackle position over Terrance Knighton, who came in for the second series. Knighton got a third-down sack in the red zone that forced Baltimore to settle for a field goal.

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Jaguars Depth Chart: Laurent Robinson Struggling To Make Impact

Through three preseason games, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson has just one reception and generally has not played well for the team:

Through three games, Robinson has just one reception for 7 yards and has been targeted plenty. After the first two games it looked like Robinson was the focus of team defenses, which was to be expected, but his performance against the Ravens left a lot to be desired. Robinson dropped 2-3 passes, most of which were on target, and seemed to struggle to separate.

Related: Maurice Jones-Drew Holdout: 'I'm Rooted Here In Jacksonville'

Robinson, who is entering his sixth NFL season, caught 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Dallas Cowboys in 2011.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens: Loss Provides Reality Check

So much for all the good Jacksonville Jaguars juju from the offense's good showing against the New Orleans Saints last week. This week's loss 48-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens showed the team still has a lot of work to do --- a reality check, says Vito Stellino at Jacksonville.com.

Especially disconcerting was the defense's showing against Baltimore starting QB Joe Flacco, who left in the third quarter with a 20-3 lead. The Jags' first-team offense struggled mightily against the traditionally vaunted Ravens' 'D,' managing only one long, sustained drive (12 plays, 72 yards in the secondnd quarter) that ultimately netted only a field goal.

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey was upbeat about the beatdown, though.

"They uptempo-ed us and that’s good for us. We need that. We need to find out about ourselves. We need to do a better job tackling and we are working on our man coverage a little bit. Some guys are getting matched up with some of their guys and they did a great job with their passing game, getting guys to the voids where we were not there."

The Jaguars are still without holdout Maurice Jones-Drew, who had perhaps lost some contract leverage from the Jags' offense playing well up to last night. Maybe now the team will be in more of a hurry to get its star player back.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens Reaction: Defensive Struggles Lead To Blowout Loss

Jacksonville Jaguars fans saw their team's defense struggle against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. The team as a whole gave up more than 600 yards of offense by the Ravens in their 48-17 loss. Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco went 27-for-36, passing for 266 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars defense also allowed 138 rushing yards in the game.

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country says that the Jaguars may not have been as quick as the Ravens on Thursday, specifically against Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith.

The biggest concern from the evening was some of the coverage and the tackling on the defensive side of the football, namely containing Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, who shredded the Jaguars defense. Smith ended the half with eight receptions for 103 yards and basically did whatever he wanted.

Poor tackling and other blown coverages is what led to the Jaguars losing so badly. Despite all of that, Crow believes that quarterback Blaine Gabbert left a decent impression.

Second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert came back down to early a little bit with his 11-for-21 performance with 117 passing yards, but still has yet to throw an interception. Gabbert was sacked once on a play where he really had no chance, but other than that once again stood tall in the pocket and made quick decisions. Gabbert was accurate for the most part on the night, suffering a couple of drops, but also missed on some throws to his wide receivers.

The Jaguars play their final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30 against the Atlanta Falcons. Kickoff for that game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens Final Score: Baltimore Dominates At Home, Wins 48-17

In a game that was dominated by the Baltimore Ravens' offensive units, whether they were led by Joe Flacco or Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens convincingly defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 48-17.

Allowing nearly 600 yards of total offense on the night, the Jaguars struggled to stop the Ravens in any facet and were fortunate to not be down by much more at halftime.

Offensively, the Jaguars weren't nearly as effective as they were in the first two weeks of the preseason, but Blaine Gabbert didn't revert to his 2011 form either. He and Justin Blackmon connected four times for 72 yards.

The two touchdowns for the Jaguars both came in the fourth quarter. One was a 55-yard interception return by Antonio Dennard and the other was a 13-yard run by Richard Murphy.

On the injury front, defensive ends Aaron Morgan and George Selvie both left the game, and if the injuries are serious, it will leave the Jaguars woefully thin at the position. Tight ends Zach Miller and Matt Veldman and linebacker Julian Stanford were also injured during the loss.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens Score Update: Baltimore Out To 13-3 Lead

After two quarters, the Ravens have looked like the stronger team of the two, jumping out to a 13-0 lead, although a late second quarter drive by the Jaguars led by Blaine Gabbert that ended in a Josh Scobee 25-yard field goal salvaged the first half some for the team and cut the score to 13-3.

Regardless, the struggles for the Jaguars have been seen most on the defensive side as Joe Flacco had little difficult throwing for 194 yards through the air and a touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin.

In injury news, tight end Zach Miller was carted off the field with a leg injury and defensive end Aaron Morgan also required a cart after an ankle injury.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens Score Update: Baltimore Leads 3-0 After One Quarter

After one uneventful quarter, the Ravens lead the Jaguars 3-0 in a week three preseason game. The sole score of the game came on a Justin Tucker 33-yard field goal after the Jacksonville defense kept the Ravens out of the end zone, despite a threatening drive.

It has been the pattern of the game thus far, though, as the Ravens have looked much more fluid offensively than the Jaguars. A few deep opportunities to Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith were nearly completed for long scores and the team hasn't had much trouble moving the ball with Joe Flacco racking up 104 yards passing in the first quarter alone.

That's not to say that the Jacksonville offense has looked terrible, though, as Blaine Gabbert has already connected with rookie Justin Blackmon three times for 45 yards. Also off to a strong start has been running back Rashad Jennings who has 24 yards rushing on five carries.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens: Thursday's Inactives Announced

While Maurice Jones-Drew might be the most talked about Jaguar that won't be on the field Thursday night, he isn't the only one. A total of 16 Jaguars will not be in uniform for their game against the Ravens.

Eugene Monroe is scratched due to a concussion. He also missed the team's last game against New Orleans.

Running back Keith Toston will miss a key chance to impress with Jones-Drew still not in camp. He is out at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.

One player not inactive that is worth noting is cornerback Rashean Mathis, who is playing in his first game since tearing his ACL last season.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Jacksonville Jaguars look to evaluate their roster, as cuts are looming after their game against Baltimore.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens: Jacksonville Starters To Play To 3rd Quarter

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey confirmed that starters will play through the third quarter of Thursday's game. The coach acknowledged that this will put pressure on players that are facing cuts, but they will have chances in practice to impress before the first round of cuts.

I said to them this morning ‘You have to understand because of limited plays you'll have on Thursday night, today's practice is very important that when you get reps, Saturday's practice when you come in here and Monday's practice which is prior to the four o'clock deadline. All of those practices will still be evaluated on you guys.

The first round of cuts will be on Monday where NFL teams will be trimmed to 80 players. The final cuts will come on August 31 where the rosters will be trimmed down to 53 players, though up to eight players can be retained on the team's practice squad.

Kick off for Thursday's game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

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Eugene Monroe Injury: Jaguars OT Out Again

Eugene Monroe will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Jaguars tackle has been recovering from a blow to the head sustained in practice two weeks ago. Monroe has been undergoing daily concussion testing since his injury.

Despite not playing in the game, Monroe will make the trip to Baltimore with the team. Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters that there are no concerns of him traveling with his injury.

I don't know if traveling has anything to do with the testing part of it. If they felt like it had anything to do with speeding up the process and having him come back and they felt like travel was a concern they would not have let him travel

Other players that will not be playing for the Jaguars because of injury include cornerback Derek Cox, linebacker Daryl Smith and guard Will Rackley. Kickoff for the Jaguars game Thursday night at M&T Bank Field is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Keith Toston Injury: Jaguars RB Out Vs. Ravens

Jacksonville will be without running back Keith Toston for the foreseeable future, as the would-be backup to current hold out Maurice Jones-Drew is out with a hamstring injury that will cause him to miss this week's Ravens game and likely more time. Head coach Mike Mularkey commented on Toston's injury over the weekend:

"Probably a couple of weeks, I think. That will probably be something we come down to after the fourth preseason game that we will have to make some decisions on. He ran hard and he tweaked that hamstring pretty good."

With Toston out, Rashad Jennings, Montell Owens and Jalen Pamele will get the majority of the available carries in the preseason. Jacksonville also has DuJuan Harris and Richard Murphy on roster.

Toston played one season, in 2010, with the St. Louis Rams before he was cut. He didn't play in the 2011 season.

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Will Rackley Injury: Jaguars OL Out Vs. Ravens

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Will Rackley will be held out of Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. Rackley is still recovering from an ankle injury that he suffered at the beginning of training camp when a running back rolled up on his ankle.

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said that Rackley is making progress and could be ready to play in the team's preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons on August 30.

He did a little bit of individual today. He's gradually getting back in. We're going to hold him out of this game as well but I think he'll be back for the fourth preseason game.

Rackley was a third-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2011 out of Lehigh University. In his rookie season, Rackley played 15 of 16 games and started 14 of them, being a key part of the offensive line that helped running back Maurice Jones-Drew lead the NFL in rushing.

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Jaguars Vs. Ravens Game Preview: Jags Look to Stay Hot Against Baltimore

The Jaguars head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.

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