Jacksonville Jaguars Hope to Earn Their Spots Back

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Published: July 14, 2009

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... retired the Jacksonville Jaguars have been on a downhill slide. They had a good year a couple years ago, but last year they went back to their slump.

The team’s problems did not occur just on the field, but also off the field. It started in September when offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot some 14 times while waiting outside an apartment.

Collier survived luckily, but on one of his legs had to be amputated ending his dreams in the NFL. The other off-the-field issue, which occurred after the season, was with wide receiver Matt Jones.

Jones had some issues with gun and drug violence and was put into a six-month rehab program. This was the last straw for the former first round pick as the Jaguars released Jones within a month afterwards.

As for the season itself, the Jags just could not put it together. Quarterback David Garrard was nowhere near the previous season’s form whe...

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