Saturday, August 22, 1998, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
THIS WEEK: The Jacksonville Jaguars will make their first trip to Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium to face the Chiefs at 7:00 p.m. CDT (8:00 p.m. EDT) Saturday in their second and final road game of the 1998 preseason. The Jaguars are coming off a 24-10 victory over the New York Giants last Friday in their preseason home opener at ALLTEL Stadium and are 1-1 in the preseason, while the Chiefs are 1-2 after losing at Minnesota last Saturday 34-0.
It will be only the second meeting - and first in the preseason - between the two teams that met during the 1997 season, with Jacksonville winning 24-10.
Last season the Jaguars finished 11-5 and became NFL's only expansion team to make the playoffs twice in their first three seasons. They qualified for the playoffs as a Wild-Card team (losing the AFC Central Division championship to Pittsburgh on the fifth tiebreaker), but lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in a Wild-Card playoff game. The Chiefs went 13-3 and won the AFC Western Division before losing to Denver in a divisional playoff game a week after the Broncos eliminated the Jaguars.
TELEVISION BROADCAST: The game will be televised locally by WTLV Channel 12. Dan Hicken will call the play-by-play and Mike Golic will add analysis.
RADIO BROADCAST: All of the Jaguars' games are broadcast on WOKV (690 AM), WBWL (600 AM) and WKQL (96.9 FM) and the Jaguars Radio Network. Brian Sexton will call the play-by-play and former NFL quarterback Matt Robinson will add analysis. Sexton and Robinson are in their fourth season together. Robinson, Jennifer Kumik, Vic Ketchman, and Cole Pepper handle the pre-game show, and Pepper and ex-Oakland Raider Pete Banaszak do the post-game show. A total of 21 affiliates in four states on the Jaguars Radio Network will also broadcast the game.
THE OPPONENT: The Chiefs were an original member of the American Football League, beginning play in 1960 as the Dallas Texans. Owned by Lamar Hunt, the founder of the AFL, the team won the 1962 AFL Championship, then moved to Kansas City in 1963. They won the 1966 AFL title and played in the first Super Bowl, and they won their first Super Bowl in 1969, defeating Minnesota. The Chiefs finished out of the playoffs for 14 straight seasons from 1972 to '85, but they qualified for postseason play ever year from 1990 to '95. In 1996, the Chiefs finished 9-7 and lost out on a playoff tiebreaker to the Jaguars, and in 1997, their loss to Jacksonville was one of only three in the regular season. The Chiefs' 55-25 record from 1993 to '97 is the best mark in the AFC. They are coached by Marty Schottenheimer, who ranks second among active coaches and 12th all-time in victories.
THE SERIES: The Jaguars and Chiefs have played only once, with Jacksonville winning 24-10 on November 9, 1997 at ALLTEL Stadium. The two teams will play again on September 13 in the Jaguars' regular-season home opener at ALLTEL Stadium.
THE LAST TIME: The Jaguars defeated Kansas City 24-10 at ALLTEL Stadium for their 11th straight victory at home. Mark Brunell threw a touchdown pass to Pete Mitchell, and Natrone Means and James Stewart combined for 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the Jacksonville win. The Jaguars led 24-3 at halftime and then forced five Kansas City turnovers in the second half. Even though the Chiefs won the statistical battles (424 to 332 in yards, 23 to 16 in first downs and 36:14 to 23:46 in time of possession), they got their only score on a fumble return by Danan Hughes after Jacksonville's Chris Hudson made an interception and then fumbled the ball. The Jaguars sacked Chiefs quarterback Rich Gannon six times to set a team record (since tied).
A JAGUARS VICTORY OVER THE CHIEFS WOULD: Improve their preseason record 2-1 and be their eighth victory in their last nine preseason games dating back to 1996.
INJURY UPDATE: Nine players missed last week's game against the New York Giants: CB Deon Figures (knee), S Chris Hudson (thumb), LB Tyrone Hines (knee), C Michael Cheever (hip pointer and back), G/OT Jeff Novak (leg contusion), G/OT Todd Fordham (ankle), DT Don Davey (knee), DT Kelvin Pritchett (hyperextended elbow) and LB Bryce Paup (groin). In addition, three players suffered injuries in the game: LB James Hamilton (broken tibia), WR Jermaine Ross (broken arm) and DE Tony Brackens (ankle). The status of all injured players will be updated during the week.
THE COACHES: Jacksonville head coach Tom Coughlin has led the Jaguars to the playoffs each of the last two seasons, a first for an NFL expansion team. In 1997, the Jaguars finished 11-5 and lost the AFC Central Division championship on the fifth tiebreaker to Pittsburgh. The Jaguars were defeated by Denver in the Wild-Card playoffs. In their second season in 1996, the Jaguars advanced all the way to the AFC Championship game, finishing the regular season in second place in the division with a 9-7 record. In the playoffs, the Jaguars upset the Bills and Broncos on the road before losing at New England. In 1995, Coughlin's Jaguars finished with four victories in their inaugural season. He became head coach of the Jaguars on February 21, 1994 following three successful seasons as head coach at Boston College. Coughlin compiled a record of 21-13-1 from 1991 to '93 at Boston College, and had two appearances in bowl games and a ranking of 13th in the final AP poll of 1993. A veteran of 27 years of coaching, he was previously an NFL assistant coach with the New York Giants (wide receivers, 1988-90), Green Bay Packers (wide receivers and passing game coordinator 1986-87) and Philadelphia Eagles (wide receivers, 1984-85). He has a record of 24-24 during the regular season and 2-2 in the postseason. Coughlin's preseason mark is 9-6.
In 13 full seasons as a head coach (nine with Kansas City), Marty Schottenheimer has never had a losing season, and last season he directed the Chiefs to an NFL-best 13-3 mark and their third AFC West title in the last five seasons. His overall record is 143-87-1 (including playoffs). During that span, he won two AFC Western Division titles with Kansas City and three AFC Central Division titles with Cleveland. After leading the Browns to a 12-4 record and second consecutive division crown, Schottenheimer earned AFC Coach of the Year honors in 1986. He joined the Browns in 1980 as defensive coordinator and was named head coach midway through the 1984 season. He was linebackers coach (1975-76) and defensive coordinator (1977) for the Giants. He coached Lions linebackers in 1978-79. He was an assistant with the Portland Storm of the WFL (1974). Schottenheimer has a record of 138-76-1 in the regular season and 5-11 in postseason.
JACKSONVILLE-KANSAS CITY CONNECTIONS: Jaguars P Bryan Barker was the Chiefs' punter from 1990 to '93 … Jaguars QB Steve Matthews was a seventh-round draft choice by the Chiefs in 1994 and was claimed by the Jaguars after he was waived toward the end of the 1997 training camp … Chiefs WR Andre Rison played 10 games for the Jaguars in 1996, catching 34 passes for 458 yards and two TDs … Chiefs LB Reggie Clark played for the Jaguars in 1995 and '96 … Chiefs strength and conditioning coach Jeff Hurd was the Jagurs' assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1995 to '97 … Five Chiefs are from the state of Florida: FB Donnell Bennett (Ft. Lauderdale, University of Miami), RB James Bostic (Ft. Lauderdale), DE John Browning (Miami), P Shayne Edge (Lake Cit and University of Florida, where he was a teammate of Jaguars WR Willie Jackson and RB Fred Taylor), WR Tamarick Vanover (Tallahassee and Florida State, where he played with Jaguars G/OT Todd Fordham), LB Derrick Thomas (Miami) … Jaguars special teams coordinator Larry Pasquale coached with Chiefs head coach Marty Schottenheimer and RB coach Jimmy Raye in 1979 with the Detroit Lions … Jaguars defensive line coach John Pease was a coach for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars when Chiefs president Carl Peterson was the Stars' president and general manager and Chiefs tight ends/offensive assistant coach Jim Erkenbeck was also on the staff. Erkenbeck was on the staff in Montreal in 1978 with Pasquale. … Jaguars CB Curtis Anderson played his freshman year at Pittsburgh under Chiefs offensive coordinator Paul Hackett, who was the Panthers' head coach, and Chiefs DT Tom Barndt was also on the team … Jaguars DE Jeff Lageman was a teammate of Chiefs P Louie Aquiar and CB James Hasty with the New York Jets … Jaguars CB Kevin Devine and Chiefs QB Pat Barnes and TE Tony Gonzalez were teammates at California … Jaguars OT Leon Searcy played at the University of Miami with Chiefs FB Donnell Bennett … Jaguars CB Aaron Beasley and DB Mike Logan were teammates at West Virginia with Chiefs DE John Browning … Jaguars RB James Stewart and CB Dave Thomas played at Tennessee with Chiefs CB Dale Carter, and Stewart also played at Tennessee with Chiefs C Jeff Smith … Jaguars P Bryan Barker played in Philadelphia with Chiefs CB Mark McMillian … Jaguars LB Jeff Kopp and LB Brant Boyer played with the Miami Dolphins with Chiefs PK Pete Stoyanovich … Jaguars TE Rich Griffith and LB Brant Boyer played with Chiefs C Hicham El-Mashtoub and DT Ty Parten at Arizona … Jaguars FB Kevin McLeod and Chiefs OT Victor Riley played together at Auburn … Jaguars WR Damon Dunn, Chiefs G/OT Pete Swanson and Nate Parks were teammates at Stanford … Chiefs DT Darius Holland played with Jaguars DB's Deon Figures and Chris Hudson at Colorado … Jaguars C Quentin Neujahr was a teammate of Chiefs WR Kevin Lockett at Kansas State.
TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE: The Jaguars will complete their fourth training camp on Monday and then begin their in-season schedule. The schedule for this week is as follows: Monday - practices at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., with head coach Tom Coughlin available immediately after the morning practice, and player interviews from 11:15 to 12:15 at the Radisson Hotel; Tuesday and Wednesday - Open lockerroom from 11:45 to 12:15, Tom Coughlin available at 12:15 and practice at 1:20 p.m.; Thursday - Open lockerroom from 11:15 to 11:35 and practice at 12:00 noon. The team will hold a closed walk-through on Friday before traveling to Kansas City. All practices are held at Ferrell Fields adjacent to ALLTEL Stadium. Check with the Jaguars' Communications Office (633-6000) for the daily practice schedule and to schedule interviews.
NEXT WEEK: The Jaguars will host the Dallas Cowboys at 8:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27 at ALLTEL Stadium in a nationally televised game (CBS). It will be the first preseason meeting between the two teams. They have played once in the regular season, with Dallas winning 26-22 on October 19, 1997.
ROSTER MOVES: In the last week, the Jaguars made five rosters transactions: Aug. 10 - Waived RB Chris Parker and signed C/G Matt Cravens; Aug. 11 - Waived WR Kevin Lee; Aug. 13 - Waived DT Dwaine Robinson and signed DE Fernando Smith, who had been released by the Minnesota Vikings on July 28. A five-year veteran, Smith started the first 11 games of the 1997 season and then played in only two of the final seven games (including postseason), because of a hernia. For the season he made 57 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The 6-6, 287-pound Smith had 9.5 sacks in 1996, when he started all 16 games. In four seasons, Smith, 27, has played in 49 games, with 29 starts. He was originally drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 1994 draft by the Vikings out of Jackson State.
LAST WEEK: The Jaguars won their 1998 preseason home opener 24-10 over the New York Giants. Jacksonville held the Giants to 174 yards on offense, while the Jaguars rushed for 219 yards and had 347 total yards. New York was only 1 for 13 on third down conversions and managed just seven first downs in the game.
Mark Brunell played the first quarter and connected with Jimmy Smith on a five-yard touchdown pass, as the Jaguars jumped out to a quick lead and held the Giants to 15 yards and no first downs in the first quarter. Tavian Banks reversed field and ran for a 59-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Alvis Whitted caught a 31-yard TD pass from Jonathan Quinn in the fourth quarter. Banks ran for 81 yards on six carries, and James Stewart added 70 yards on nine rushes for the Jaguars.
NOTES FROM THE GIANTS GAME: The game was delayed exactly one hour because of lightning and rain. … All 74 Jaguars players who suited up saw playing time, whereas the Giants did not play six players who dressed. … The Jaguars had two takeaways and one turnover in the game. … Jacksonville was one yard short of doubling New York's total offense (347 to 174), and had 20 first downs to New York's seven and time of possession lead (35:54 to 24:06). … If the game had been played in the regular season, the Jaguars would have set the following records: longest run from scrimmage and longest TD run: Banks, 59 yards (the record is 35 yards by Natrone Means on 10/6/96 at New Orleans); most yards rushing: 219 (the record is 179 on 9/29/96 vs. Carolina); fewest yards allowed: 174 (record: 187 on 9/1/96 vs. Pittsburgh); fewest first first downs allowed: 7 (record: 10 on 9/3/95 vs. Houston and 10/13/96 vs. New York Jets); and most sacks: 7 (the record is 6 on 11/9/97 vs. Kansas City and 12/21/97 at Oakland).
Mark Brunell completed 5 of 8 passes for 65 yards, in playing two series and two plays. Steve Matthews was 4 of 12 for 35 yards, and rookie Jonathan Quinn was 4 of 10 for 55 yards and one TD. Jamie Martin played the last three series but did not throw a pass. … First-round pick Fred Taylor rushed a team-high 13 times for 35 yards. … Jimmy Smith had three receptions for 40 yards and a score, while Taylor and Keenan McCardell each had two catches. … Bryan Barker punted six times for a 43.0-yard average, a long of 52 and two kicks inside the 20 … Mike Hollis made one field goal in three attempts and three extra points. For the preseason, Hollis is 3 for 5 on field goals and 6 for 6 on extra points. … The Jaguars made seven sacks, two each by Lamanzer Williams and Jose White, and one by Jabbar Threats, Harry Deliagianis and Joe Smeenge. … CB Aaron Beasley led the team with 7 tackles (4 solo), and DT Seth Payne and LB Eddie Robinson each had 5 tackles. … Jaguars captains were WR Keenan McCardell, MLB Bryan Schwartz, CB Dave Thomas and P Bryan Barker.
FROM COACH TOM COUGHLIN ON THE GIANTS GAME: "I saw a lot of good things. We talked about improvement being the key going from week one to week two, and the defense played very well. We did some outstanding things throughout the game. The attitude playing at home, in front of our crowd, I thought we were physical. We had a lot of people play and a lot of people made plays. Our defense played well tonight, got on top of circumstances, played better coverage and got better pressure on the quarterback. The Giants' offense didn't hit for big plays like the Panthers a week ago, but I would have to say that was because of the play of our people defensively. It was a good effort on the part of our defense."
(on the field goal units) "I was very disappointed on our field goal teams. Our snaps aren't good, our holds aren't good. We have to get better at that. The confidence is not as good as it has to be. We have some work to do in that area."
(on Tavian Banks) "Everyone wants to talk about Tavian Banks and his outstanding speed and his outstanding return, as well as the reverse field run for the touchdown, and they were very good football plays, without a doubt."
FROM QB MARK BRUNELL: "Two weeks in a row we've been able to move the ball on the ground, and that's good for us. That's been a focus of ours in the preseason, and we've got to keep that going. It's critical for us to have a running game this year. James Stewart is running with a lot of confidence right now. He's a leader at his position, and he's doing a great job. I've been real impressed. He's had his best training camp by far."
FROM RB JAMES STEWART: (on rushing for 70 yards in the first quarter) "You don't expect to go out and gain that kind of yardage in a quarter, but you go out and work hard. That's what it's all about. When you have opportunities, you have to take them."
(on rookie Tavian Banks): "What can you say? He is the type of guy who can break it at any time, and I think we all got a good look at that tonight."
FROM RB TAVIAN BANKS: "The first game I was kind of lost. There was a lot of speed out there. But this week I calmed down and I know what's going on with the offense."
THE QUINN-TO-WHITTED CONNECTION: Jaguars rookies Jonathan Quinn and Alvis Whitted have hooked up for fourth-quarter touchdown passes in each of the team's first two preseason games. Quinn is a third-round draft choice out of Middle Tennessee State and was the fourth quarterback selected in the draft, and Whitted, who was the team's first of two choices in the seventh round, was a two-time All-America in track at North Carolina State who has competed against Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis and is proving to be a fine football player as well.
In the first preseason game at Carolina, Quinn and Whitted connected on a 36-yard TD pass, and last Friday against the Giants, the Quinn-Whitted combo scored on a 31-yard pass.
In two games, Quinn has completed 8 of 17 passes for 116 yards and two scores, while Whitted has caught two passes for 67 yards and two TDs.
NEW FACES: Here's a quick look at the Jaguars' five new veteran players who are on the 1998 training camp roster:
LB Bryce Paup -The only unrestricted free agent signed by the Jaguars in the offseason, Paup will start at strongside linebacker, moving Kevin Hardy to the weakside. A nine-year veteran, Paup has played in the last four Pro Bowls and has 65.5 career sacks, ranking 37th in NFL history. Paup has not played in the first two preseason games because of a groin injury.
C Quentin Neujahr -Signed as a restricted free agent from the Baltimore Ravens, Neujahr has seen plenty of action because of Michael Cheever's hip pointer and back injury. A four-year veteran, he can also snap for placekicks and play guard. Neujahr has started the Jaguars' first two preseason games.
QB Jamie Martin -Martin has played in the NFL since 1993, when he signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted rookie. He played in six games in 1996, completing 23 of 34 passes for 241 yards, 3 TDs and 2 interceptions. He spent last season with St. Louis and Washington and now is fighting for a backup job with the Jaguars. Martin led the Jaguars to a touchdown and a field goal in the preseason opener at Carolina while completing all six of his passes.
DT Ed Philion -A three-year veteran who was cut by the Carolina Panthers in the 1997 training camp, Philion is competing for a role at defensive tackle. He played for Buffalo in 1994 and '95 and with Carolina in '96. Philion saw backup action in the first two preseason games.
WR Jermaine Ross -Another three-year veteran, Ross has 19 receptions for 233 yards and one TD since signing with the Los Angeles Rams in 1994. He spent all of 1995 on injured reserve. Ross is looking to fill a backup role at wide receiver. He caught two passes in the first preseason game at Carolina, but he suffered a broken arm last week against the Giants and is expected to miss 5-6 weeks.
A LOOK BACK AT THE 1997 SEASON: The Jaguars set a number of team firsts in 1997, their third season. Here's a recap:
- Won a team-record 11 regular-season games
- Became the NFL's first expansion team to qualify for the playoffs twice in its first three seasons
- Finished six games over .500 in the regular season for the first time in team history (11-5, .688)
- Finished with the same record as AFC Central Division champion Pittsburgh for the first time ever (losing the division title on the fifth tiebreaker)
- Won seven of eight games at home for the second straight year
- Increased their winning streak at home to 13 consecutive games before losing the home finale
- Went 4-4 on the road for the first time ever
- Became one of only seven NFL teams to make the playoffs each of the last two seasons.
- Evened the franchise's three-year record in the regular season at 24-24.
- Improved their mark to 7-4 in December over three seasons
- Sent five players to the Pro Bowl (starters OT Tony Boselli, PK Mike Hollis and P Bryan Barker, and backups QB Mark Brunell and WR Jimmy Smith).
- OT Tony Boselli and P Bryan Barker became the first Jaguars to be named to Associated Press' All-Pro team
1997 STATISTICAL MILESTONES: The 1997 Jaguars set numerous statistical records. Here's a quick look at the most significant numbers:
* Scored a team-record 394 points * Allowed only 318 points, a team record * Sacked opposing quarterbacks 48 times, a team record * RB Natrone Means rushed for a team-record 823 yards * QB Mark Brunell's passer rating of 91.2 led the AFC and set a team record * WRs Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell became only the eighth receiving tandem in NFL history to have back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Smith set a single-season team record with 1,324 receiving yards, and McCardell tied his team record of 85 receptions in a season. * CB Deon Figures had a team-record five interceptions * PK Mike Hollis led the NFL in scoring with a team-record 134 points, including a team-record 31 field goals
THE TEAL IS REAL . . .Since November 24, 1996, when the Jaguars began their run to the '96 playoffs, their record is the third best in the NFL. The Jaguars have won 16 of their last 21 regular-season games. Here's a look at the league's best records since November 24, 1996:
Team Reg. Season Reg. Season Total
Green Bay Packers 5-0 13-3 18-3
San Francisco 49ers 4-1 13-3 17-4
Jacksonville Jaguars 5-0 11-5 16-5
Denver Broncos 3-2 12-4 15-6
Kansas City Chiefs 1-4 13-3 14-7
New England Patriots 4-1 10-6 14-7
Pittsburgh Steelers 2-3 11-5 13-8
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-2 10-6 13-8
. . . WITH THE THIRD-BEST RECORD AT HOME . . .The Jaguars have gone 7-1 at ALLTEL Stadium each of the last two seasons, which is tied for the third-best record at home in 1996 and '97. The Jaguars' 13-game home winning streak was snapped on December 7, 1997 when they were defeated by the New England Patriots. That was their first home loss since September 10, 1996, when they lost to the Houston Oilers. The Jaguars are 14-2 at home in the last two years and have won 15 of their last 17 home games dating back to December 24, 1995, in their inaugural season. Here are the best home records in the NFL in 1996 and '97:
Rk. Team 1996 1997 Total
- Green Bay Packers 8-0 8-0 16-0
Denver Broncos 8-0 8-0 16-0
- Jacksonville Jaguars 7-1 7-1 14-2
Pittsburgh Steelers 7-1 7-1 14-2
- San Francisco 49ers 6-2 8-0 14-2
- Kansas City Chiefs 5-3 8-0 13-3
New England Patriots 6-2 6-2 12-4
. . . AND FOURTH-BEST RECORD ON THE ROAD . . . The Jaguars are one of only six NFL teams with a better than .500 record on the road (including postseason) dating back to November 24, 1996. The Jaguars' 8-6 record away from home during that time is the fourth-best mark in the NFL, and their eight victories is tied with the San Francisco 49ers for the most road wins in that time. Here are the only teams in the league with a better-than-.500 record on the road since November 24, 1996:
Team W-L-T Pct.
Green Bay Packers 7-3 .700
San Francisco 49ers 8-4 .667
Carolina Panthers 7-4 .636
Jacksonville Jaguars 8-6 .571
New York Giants 5-4-1 .550
Kansas City Chiefs 6-5 .545
THE FIRST FOUR SEASONS: Here's how NFL expansion teams fared in their first four seasons:
Team 1ST SEASON 2ND SEASON 3RD SEASON 4TH SEASON
Dallas 1960 0-11-1 1961 4-9-1 1962 5-8-1 1963 4-10
Minnesota 1961 3-11 1962 2-12-1 1963 5-8-1 1964 8-5-1
Atlanta 1966 3-11 1967 1-12-1 1968 2-12 1969 6-8
Miami 1966 3-11 1967 4-10 1968 5-8-1 1969 3-10-1
New Orleans 1967 3-11 1968 4-9-1 1969 5-9 1970 2-11-1
Cincinnati 1968 3-11 1969 4-9-1 1970 8-7 1971 4-10
Seattle 1976 2-12 1977 5-9 1978 9-7 1979 9-7
Tampa Bay 1976 0-14 1977 2-12 1978 5-11 1979 11-7
Jacksonville 1995 4-12 1996 11-8 1997 11-6 1998 ?
Carolina 1995 7-9 1996 13-5 1997 7-9 1998 ?
Records include postseason games. The only expansion teams to make the playoffs in their first four seasons are Jacksonville (1996 and '97), Carolina (1996), Cincinnati (1970) and Tampa Bay (1979).
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Below is a list of players who went to the Jaguars' inaugural training camp in 1995 who are now with other teams:
Player Position 1998 team
Steve Beuerlein QB Carolina Panthers
Derek Brown TE Oakland Raiders
Hillary Butler LB Denver Broncos
Ryan Christopherson FB Denver Broncos
Reggie Clark LB Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Dumas S San Diego Chargers
Paul Frase DT Green Bay Packers
Desmond Howard WR Oakland Raiders
Greg Huntington C Chicago Bears
Rob Johnson QB Buffalo Bills
Randy Jordan RB Oakland Raiders
Ernie Logan DE New York Jets
Curtis Marsh WR Pittsburgh Steelers
Le'Shai Maston FB Washington Redskins
Tom Myslinski G Indianapolis Colts
Marcus Price OG San Diego Chargers
Mike Thompson DT Cincinnati Bengals
Mickey Washington CB New Orleans Saints
Dave Widell C Atlanta Falcons
Bruce Wilkerson OT Green Bay Packers
James Williams LB San Francisco 49ers
WHERE THEY'RE FROM: The 85 players on the Jaguars' 1998 training camp roster were born in 29 different states and the District of Columbia, as well as three foreign countries. California leads the way with nine players on the Jaguars.
Here's where the 1998 Jaguars were born: 9 - California; 7 - Virginia; 6 - Illinois; 5 - Florida, Ohio, Texas; 4 - Georgia; 3 - Alabama, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington D.C.; 2 - Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa; 1 - Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont.
Three Jaguars were born in foreign countries are DT John Jurkovic (West Germany), FB Kevin McLeod (Jamaica) and DT Ed Philion (Ontario, Canada).
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