JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - While some fans had hoped for a primetime outing for the Jaguars in Week 14, they'll have to settle for a late-afternoon start instead.
The NFL announced the Jaguars' game at EverBank Field on December 10 against the Seattle Seahawks will be moved from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
The move to 4:25 p.m. will probably expose the Jaguars to a larger national audience.
The Jaguars played a 4:25 p.m. game on Sunday and lost to the Arizona Cardinals on the road.
The game took place in Arizona so the late start was a matter of hometown time-difference. The game against the Seahawks will be played in Jacksonville.
Colvin receives honor from teammates
Jaguars cornerback Aaron Colvin has overcome quite a bit of adversity during his four-year career.
He saw his draft stock plummet due to an ACL tear suffered during the Senior Bowl leading up to the selection process. He missed a large portion of his rookie season due to the rehab brought on by that injury.
Last season, Colvin missed the first four games due to a league suspension. This offseason, he had to work his way back from an ankle injury that was suffered at the end of last year.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Colvin received the team's nomination for the Ed Block Courage award. Colvin's teammates voted for him to receive the honor.
“I can’t really put it into words,” Colvin said in a team-released statement.
“Everything I do is for God, but to have my teammates’ support and approval and to realize that the hard work that I’ve put in and the challenges that I’ve overcome to be in this situation, it means the world to me. It reminds me that everything I did, and all the work and all the people that have assisted me in the process, that it’s paid off and I’m excited to be back out there on the field with my teammates.”
Colvin has become a role model to several players in the locker room as of late. He has offered guidance to the likes of wide receiver Dede Westbrook and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
“A.C. epitomizes a player that overcomes whatever adversity is presented to him and he is the perfect person to win the Ed Block Courage Award,” Ramsey said.
“He is an incredibly selfless teammate and will do whatever he can to help the team win. He is an amazingly talented player and I am honored to be able to line up next to him and watch him make plays for years to come.”
More News and Notes
- The Jaguars will have more than 40 players take part in the "My Cause My Cleats" campaign for the NFL.
During the Week 13 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, the players will wear specially-designed cleats to raise awareness for their individual causes.
The causes range from military appreciation to diabetes and colon cancer awareness to humane society support.
Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook is looking to raise domestic violence awareness.
"I want to use my platform and personal experience to raise awareness and stop domestic violence," Westbrook said via the team's website. "It's important to think before you act."
Westbrook was accused of domestic violence twice during his college career.
To check out the cleat designs and more causes, click here.
- The Houston Texans lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 23-16, on Monday Night Football. The Texans are now three games behind the Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans in the race for the AFC South Championship.
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