It has been anything but uneventful this week for the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to reports on ProFootballTalk.com, the franchise parted way with its starting linebacker, Russell Allen, on Thursday.
The Jaguars were among the league’s most prolific transaction-makers a year ago, and they’re doing some more business before they start adding players again before the draft. The team announced they had released veteran linebacker Russell Allen, and waived three other players — defensive ends Will Pericak and D’Aundre Reed and wide receiver Jabin Sambrano.
There had been speculation all off season that Allen would be a roster casualty, espcially with the team signing Dekoda Watson from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early in the free agency period. He finished the 2013 season on Injured Reserve and according to Mark Long, of the Associated Press, the veteran failed his physical. Allen suffered a season-ending concussion during the 2013 season.
Tandon Doss Arrested
As if the Jaguars need this kind of problem to deal with in the off season. ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that free agent signee Tandon Doss was arrested this week for disorderly conduct.
Doss was arrested on Wednesday in Indianapolis for disorderly conduct, but he will not be charged. An Indianapolis police report describes Doss as “out of control” during a disturbance with another man. But the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office decided not to file charges.
Doss was signed after becoming a free agent following his career in Baltimore. He led the league in punt returns last season and is expected to help the team as a possession receiver and in the return game. Doss was a 2011 fourth-round draft pick of the Ravens and spent his first three years in the NFL in Baltimore before signing this offseason with the Jaguars.
Team Looks at Bridgewater, Again
Although the team has already seen Teddy Bridgewater workout and has interviewed the former Louisville product, it looks like Jacksonville will take another peek at the quarterback.
Darin Gantt is reporting that According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Bridgewater will have a second meeting and workout tomorrow with the Jaguars. This comes right as reports are building that Bridgewater’s stock might not be as high as previously thought.
Bridgewater was once thought to be the top overall pick in the NFL Draft, but recently poor workouts have possibly caused him to slip in the eyes of many teams and could be chosen at the back half of the first round. Some reports and mock drafts have Bridgewater being selected by Jacksonville at the end of the first round.