Making strong early impression
Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson was "impressed" by Ridley after the first practice of OTAs on Monday and said, "he's been here, he's been focused, engaged, doing the things we've asked him to do," Demetrius Harvey of the Florida Times-Union reports.
The 28-year-old was suspended for the entire 2022 campaign for violating the league's gambling policy and played in only five games during 2021 in order to focus on his mental health, but he now appears to be in top shape after being acquired by Jacksonville in November. Pederson also indicated Ridley has been active in the offseason program, which should put him in a strong position to establish an on-field rapport with QB Trevor Lawrence ahead of training camp.
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Getting eased back into action
Speaking Tuesday, coach Doug Pederson said the Jaguars are limiting Ridley's reps at OTAs as a way to ease him back into football shape, ESPN's Michael DiRocco reports.
Good to go off knee injury
Kirk (knee) participated in OTAs on Tuesday, Jaguar Report's John Shipley reports.
Finds new home in Jacksonville
The Jaguars signed McManus to a one-year contract Thursday.
Informed of release
The Broncos are releasing McManus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jacksonville adds in third round
The Jaguars selected Bigsby in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 88th overall.
The Jaguars selected Strange in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 61st overall.
Won't be at voluntary workouts
Engram is not in line to participate in the initial stage of the Jaguars' voluntary offseason workout program, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Gets chance in Jacksonville
Johnson agreed Wednesday with the Jaguars on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Gets franchise tag from Jaguars
The Jaguars have assigned the franchise tag to Engram, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The NFL announced Monday that Ridley has been fully reinstated from his indefinite suspension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.