RTC: Jaguars will win 5 or more games


Oddsmakers in Las Vegas may not have a lot of faith in the Jacksonville Jaguars but the Washington Post's Neil Greenberg thinks the team will win at least five games in 2014.

Greenberg points to the third-down rebound effect, which is a stat compiled by FootballOutsiders.com. It shows that teams weak on third down in one season generally improve the following season and vice versa. The Jaguars converted just 22.7 percent on third down in 2013, well below the league average of 38.6 percent.

Because of the Jaguars' additions of quarterback Blake Bortles and receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, as well as the new attitude around the franchise, Greenberg is taking the over in the LVH sports book's over/under victory total of 4.5 in 2014.

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NFL.com's Elliot Harrison writes that the Jaguars had the fourth-best offseason in the NFL, behind only Tampa Bay, Chicago and Denver.

Undrafted tight end Reggie Jordan is trying to become the latest player from Division II Missouri Western State to make an NFL team, writes the T-U's Vito Stellino.

The Jaguars have opened the June 5 OTA to the public.

The Jaguars signed fourth-round pick Aaron Colvin and fifth-round pick Chris Smith on Wednesday.