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The Morning Miller On Sports For March 8, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 8, 2012

 

You Should Know – Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings, in an interview with the team’s site, is “beyond great, beyond excited” for the 2012 season.  Last year, plans were for him to get more carries to allow Maurice Jones-Drew extra rest.  In the third game of the preseason, Jennings sustained a knee injury.  Eight days later, he was placed on injured reserve.  He said, “It was the best decision for the team at the time.  I wish it wouldn’t have happened, but I’m so glad it did.”  Jennings, who was drafted by the Jags in the 2009 seventh round, wants to return to pre-injury form.

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The Morning Miller On Sports For March 8, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 8, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – On Wednesday, the Jaguars and cornerback Rashean Mathis came to an agreement on a one-year deal worth $5 million.  In 2011, he played in nine games before suffering a season-ending torn ACL.  Mathis, who turns 32 in August, is still recovering from the knee injury.  He is Jacksonville’s all-time leader in interceptions, with 30. 

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 7, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 7, 2012

Question of the Day – Would you like to see long-time Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis back in Jacksonville for 2012?

Jacksonville Giants Giants player A.J. Stewart smashes the backboard in the Giants win over the Florida Makos at Kings Bay Naval Base.  The score was 77 to 49 when this happened and without a replacement the game was called over.  Also,  the ABA Jacksonville Giants will host the 2012 ABA Southeastern Regional Playoff games March 17th and 18th.  The final round will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday March 18th.  Call 355-6531 for more information.

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 6, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 6, 2012

Jacksonville Giants It is official, the ABA Jacksonville Giants will host the 2012 ABA Southeastern Regional Playoff games March 17th and 18th.  The final round will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday March 18th. 

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 5, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 5, 2012

Jacksonville Giants It is official, the ABA Jacksonville Giants will host the 2012 ABA Southeastern Regional Playoff games March 17th and 18th.  The final round will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday March 18th. 

You Should Know – Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will meet with NFL investigators today.  Williams admitted to and apologized for running a bounty program while with New Orleans.  Payoffs were set for knocking targeted opponent(s) out of games.  The NFL investigation will include teams that have previously employed Williams.  Along with New Orleans, he’s coached for Tennessee, Buffalo, Washington and Jacksonville.  In January, Williams was hired by new St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher to be the defensive coordinator.

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 2, 2012

Jaguars Bite of the Day – On Tuesday, former Jags quarterback David Garrard called into SiriusXM to discuss his overall health and Blaine Gabbert. 

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 1, 2012

The Morning Miller On Sports For March 1, 2012

You Should Know – The NFL preseason will kick off with the annual Hall of Fame game on August 5.  The Arizona Cardinals are slated to play the New Orleans Saints.  Last year’s Hall of Fame matchup was canceled because of the lockout.  The NFL Network will have this year’s coverage.  It’s only 157 days away, football fans.