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Patience may be the best strategy

Join *Jaguars Inside Report *Senior Editor Vic Ketchman as he tackles the fans' tough questions.

Cary Thompson from Rocklin, CA:
I was excited when the Jags were looking at Charlie Batch to back up Mark. Now that he has gone to Pittsburgh, who is out there who is still worth getting?
The quarterback market is slim pickins right now. In my opinion, the best strategy may be for the Jaguars to wait for a veteran quarterback to be released during the preseason.

David Wielgus from Orlando, FL:
Considering the current roster, is there any position you feel we still need to upgrade?
Linebacker jumps out at me.

Jeremiah Stadt from Jacksonville:
Are the Jaguars going to bring three placekickers into camp and only one punter? Is Chris Hanson that good? What is your assessment on the three kickers so far? Who might have the edge? Also, is Detron Smith a starting fullback or mostly a special teams player?
Chris Hanson sure looked that good last season. He was a plum waiver-wire acquisition during the preseason. As far as the placekickers are concerned, it would appear the Jaguars are going to audition at least three, and it wouldn't be shocking if they brought in a veteran kicker who had been waived. The three kickers on the roster all appear to have strong legs and get the ball up quickly, but accuracy was an issue during mini-camp. I don't see any of the three holding an edge going into training camp. Detron Smith will be given a chance to win the fullback job.

Lou Nussbaum from Jacksonville:
I have a question regarding the contracts recently signed by Ayodele, Luzar and Newson. All have split provisions, which means they would receive less than the minimum salary for the designated year if placed on injured reserve. What if any of these picks simply fails to make the team this year or the following two years? Do they still receive the designated minimum amount for these years?
The salary portion of their contracts is not guaranteed. If they don't make the team, they will not be paid.

Antoine Darius from Camden, NJ:
This is my brother's, Donovin Darius, last year of his contract. Do you think after all he's proved to the Jags they will make him one of the highest-paid safeties in the league? Please give me your honest opinion.
It interested me this offseason that the Jaguars seemed to be propping up Donovin in a lot of high-profile media events, such as the NFL United Way TV spot. That would indicate to me the Jaguars are pleased by your brother's performance on and off the field. The fact they are promoting him as he enters the final year of his contract would suggest they plan to re-sign him. The rest is up to Donovin.

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