|Title||Taven Bryan earns praise from Jaguars veteran|
|Description||The Jacksonville Jaguars concluded their second joint practice with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Cam Robinson Jersey , though it was not without some weather hiccups. The practice was delayed and moved inside due to inclement weather, but once it passed it moved back outside. It was probably an odd practice back for Jaguars first round pick Taven Bryan, who has been sidelined with an abdominal injury, but his teammates were happy to have him back in the fold.“I want to say welcome back! It has been too long. Somebody has to get those reps, so the young guys, they usually get a lot of reps,” Jaguars veteran defensive lineman Calais Campbell said after practice when asked if it was good to have Bryan back on the field. “It is fun when you get to tease him for being out and making it hard for other people. We gave him a hard time. He came back today with a big smile on his face and excited to make plays. He flew around, had some fun today. I have to watch the tape to really see how he did, but it is always good to have him out there. By all accounts Bryan has shown everything the Jaguars have wanted to see so far. In organized team activities (OTAs) without pads he flashed his athleticism. Once the pads went on he showed his strength and now he just needs to get under the lights in the preseason during “live” reps and see if he can put everything together. Not only has Bryan shown the physical traits the team is looking for, but it sounds like he’s got the right attitude for a rookie as well, and veterans are taking notice.“I love it. He is the best rookie I have had in my career, which is a big statement,” Campbell added about Bryan’s attitude. “Some guys might get upset about that. He really has done everything that we have asked of him. He has done it with a smile on his face and he is just a good guy to be around.”“He came in with the mentality that he wants to soak up knowledge and he wants to get better every day. He wants to be dependable, and he is showing us that we can depend on him,” Campbell added when asked what made Bryan’s attitude so great.Bryan missed the Jaguars first preseason game with an abdominal injury, to which the team indicated it was more a precaution than the injury being serious. Bryan has been back at practice and by all accounts should be ready to play on Saturday against the Vikings.MyBookie thinks the Jaguars and Dez Bryant are a good bet Much has been said about the fit of Dez Bryant and the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the injury to Marqise Lee, some immediately felt the ex-Cowboys standout would be the obvious choice to fill the roster gap. Our Ryan Day reported Doug Marrone would not look outside of the present roster for help at the wide receiver position. While he did use the word “no” in his answer, he did note improving the team is still the top priority.While one might read this as a definitive statement Authentic Leonard Fournette Jersey , Doug surely left the door open in stating this business demands improvement. While the sentiment today, should upcoming practices, and pre-season game four, disclose an inability to compensate for Lee’s absence, then the Jaguars may look at other options.MyBookie has weighed in on who the front-runner is to sign Dez, and the Jaguars are one of the teams the odds makers like. Best Bet To Sign Dez BryantTeamOddsTeamOddsMyBookieMyBookie did not disclose what data was used to formulate these odds, but it is clear stability at the quarterback position is not a primary motivating factor. Of the seven teams listed, only two field what would be considered upper tier quarterbacks, those being New England and Seattle. The Giants, Titans, and Jaguars offer arguably average at best signal callers, while Arizona and Cleveland are teams looking to figure out who their starter will be.Need at the wide receiver spot presents as the most reasonable assumption for the seven listed. Apart from Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona and Odell Beckham Jr. in New York, these clubs lack an established playmaker. Even in Cleveland they still have a proven possession guy in Jarvis Landry, while some, like Jacksonville, lack anyone with extensive NFL experience. If the argument is need, then Jacksonville may present as a good bet. Jacksonville may be that spot where Bryant can run simple routes, using his big body to get separation. If there is something Bortles excels at it is the slant route. Yet Youth Calais Campbell Jersey , when it comes to Dez he brings more than just experience. There is the cultural fit, along with the physical capabilities.Yahoo’s Charles Robinson reported Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson would first consider how Bryant fits in with present players, specifically how Dez and Josh Gordon would work together. A stable place in New England, a team whose culture demands a team first attitude, and with Tom Brady a proven winner, is equally questionable. According to ex-Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown, it goes beyond personality.USA Today’s Nate Davis, on the other hand, seems to think Bryant is healthy enough to be an asset to the Jaguars offense, though he seems to cut the legs out from under his argument as he is making itIt has been reported that Bryant still sees himself as a number one receiver, and if true, the very idea that Bryant could be a red zone target for a run first team seems misplaced.Looking at the team culture created by Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone, it is hard to see the Jaguars as a good bet to land Dez Bryant even if the need argument is granted. Consider how Dante Fowler Jr.’s antics were handled. This is not a team to welcome any form of locker room toxicity that would be a distraction to their goal of being a Super Bowl contender.Dez Bryant’s desire to only sign a one-year contract, and the thoughts of those who feel he does not carry the value Dez sees in himself, may be an indication the best bet to make is that he does not play in 2018.|
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