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Got questions about the Jacksonville Jaguars? I'll try to answer a representative selection of them every Saturday. Submit your questions via Twitter to @ESPNdirocco.
— Mr.Clutch (@jacobrivet1) August 1, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: I'd be surprised if Cecil Shorts played in the preseason opener Aug. 8 because he's expected to miss all of next week. He could possibly be out longer. It just depends on how his hamstring strain responds to treatment. As for Allen Robinson, the Jaguars haven't given us a timetable for his return. I'd expect him to be out for at least a week and that would make his availability against the Bucs doubtful.
— JP Quinn (@JPQ904) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: In the roster projections I have done, I don't have Chris Prosinski making the final roster. I have Johnathan Cyprien, Winston Guy, Josh Evans and Joe Young making the team. Things change, though, and an injury or two could push him up the depth chart. Prosinski is a valuable special teams player. He led the team with nine special teams tackles and blocked a punt last season.
— Damien Crowley (@ravens37fan) August 1, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: I don't think "elite" is the correct term. Prosinski is a very good special teams player. He has elite speed, though, posting a 4.39 in the 40 during the pre-draft process. As for why fans don't seem to like him, I think it has to do with the fact that he was on the field a lot for a very bad defense in 2012.
— Zoltan Paksa (@iktriad) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: Jordan Todman has looked really good running the football. He's hitting the hole a little quicker and has shown good burst. He wasn't much of a factor last year but did a solid job filling in for Maurice Jones-Drew as the starter against Buffalo, but I think he'll be a bigger part of the offense this season. The biggest disappointment is Cecil Shorts getting injured on the first day of camp. This is a big year for him. He's in the final year of his contract and is looking for a new deal so he needs to play well. Missing at least two weeks with a hamstring injury isn't exactly getting off to a good start. Though GM David Caldwell denied it, I think there's still an element of wanting to see Shorts prove that he can stay healthy (he has missed 11 games in three years). This isn't helping that.
— Rob Petsch (@robp53) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: Jacques McClendon hasn't gotten enough reps at the spot for me to evaluate whether he's done a better job than Mike Brewster. That's something that will go on throughout camp and the preseason so we'll be able to get a better feel for it later. Let's see if McClendon gets any snaps during Saturday's scrimmage.
— Damian Moody-Smith (@DMoodySmith) July 31, 2014
— Brian Dipoalo (@bigbry297) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: That job belongs to Jordan Todman. He has been impressive to begin camp and I don't expect him to lose that job.
— Drunken FunGuys (@TheFunGuyJags) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: Yeah, that's not happening. He's making the roster.
— DAVE (@BCBSUPERCAT) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: It depends on how quickly he develops, but the ideal scenario from the Jaguars' perspective is not to have Blake Bortles on the field until the 2015 season. Right now Chad Henne gives the Jaguars a better chance to win.
— Nick (@nickuhh) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: Marqise Lee has definitely been the most impressive rookie. I was talking with another writer Thursday and we came up with smooth as the best way to describe the former USC standout. Everything seems effortless and he seems to kind of glide across the field. He may not make a big impact this season but he will eventually.
— Christopher Gonzalez (@gonzorico) July 31, 2014
@ESPNdirocco: That's hard for me to say because I've not been in every other NFL stadium, but I can say this with certainty: There isn't a stadium with bigger video boards and none of them have pools. That sets EverBank Field apart and certainly puts it at the forefront in terms of the wow factor.
The fiery style of Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien and the quirks of center Ben Jones could make for intriguing TV.
The Houston Texans appear to be the favorite to be featured on the HBO show, according to an ESPN.com report.
Second-year receivers Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson each showed growth last season.
The Tennessee Titans rank 148th out of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report.
The Colts' average annual player salary is $1.9 million. The franchise's total player payroll of $101.6 million ranks 61st.
The Texans, the fifth-most valuable NFL franchise according to Forbes, ranks 24th among NFL teams in per-player spending.
Average player salary is on par with Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals.
The thigh bruise Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt suffered on Sept. 28 against the Buffalo Bills was no joke, as Watt showed Wednesday on Twitter.
The Indianapolis Colts were not surprised by the NFL's decision to move extra-point kicks back to the 15-yard line.
Jacksonville Jaguars placekicker Josh Scobee is ok with the NFL's new PAT rule and is one of the most consistent kickers from the new distance.
Sixth-round pick Josh Robinson's path to the NFL, and the Indianapolis Colts, involved a tumultuous childhood where he slept in his car in high school.
NFL Nation TV catches up with Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and his daughter, Erin Kelly, who will talk about her new book.
The NFL's decision to move extra-point kicks back to the 15-yard line won't have a significant impact on Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri.
A Nashville TV station is reporting the Tennessee Titans had a secret deal with a scalper that helped preserve their sellout streak.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he was "very excited' about Marcus Mariota's performance during rookie minicamp.