Update: ESPN is reporting that the Saints are not shopping running back Pierre Thomas, two New Orleans coaches tell Len Pasquarelli. The Saints have first-rounder Mark Ingram in addition to Chris Ivory. There is also the uncertainty of Reggie Bush.
Update: ESPN is reporting that the players will reportedly receive 48 percent of "all revenue" under the framework of the labor deal currently being discussed. NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith insists the players only saw 53 percent of the revenues under the previous agreement, though 60 percent is the number most commonly cited.
Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on Twitter that all players with at least four years of service time will be unrestricted free agents under the labor agreement currently being discussed. This would impact in excess of 500 current players and would potentially lead to a free agent frenzy once a deal is reached.
Update: Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times Union confirms that the Jaguars will give No. 10 overall pick Blaine Gabbert a legitimate chance to start as a rookie. According to Ganguli, Gabbert "won't sit for the sake of development," and "he will start ... if he beats out (David) Garrard."
Garrard is due a salary of almost $8 million in 2011 so it would be difficult to believe the Jags would spend that kind of money on a backup. He would almost certainly become trade bait should Gabbert outplay him.
Update: Washington QB Jake Locker shot down speculation on Tuesday's ProFootballTalk Live that he would turn to baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the event of a lockout. Locker had a nice combine, and certainly doesn't want to do anything to mess up the hype that now surrounds him.
Update: Free agent SS Bob Sanders is visiting the Jaguars Monday. As a released player, Sanders is free to sign with any team until the day before the March 4 lockout. Sanders has been injury prone the past few seasons, but he could clearly help a weak Jags secondary. The team ranked 28th in the league against the pass last year.
Update: The Jaguars are likely to put the franchise tag on Marcedes Lewis, according to the Florida Times Union.
Fantasy Impact: Lewis will become a free agent when the CBA expires. He is expected to get the franchise tag but the team will want to ink him to a long term deal.
Update: WJXT Jacksonville reports that former Jaguars tight end Ernest Wilford was arrested on early Friday morning "on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence." He allegedly "inappropriately touched at least two women."
Fantasy Impact: Wilford was a non impact player for the Jags this season. He is going to be looking for a new team this offseason, but it shouldn't be too easy for him to find work.
Update: Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio reemphasized that he does not believe David Garrard is an "elite" quarterback.
Fantasy Impact: Del Rio is going to be on the hot seat next season and if he does not feel like Garrard can be his go to guy, then he and the Jags must do something in the offseason to fix that.
Mike Sims-Walker (ankle) returned to full Jaguars practice on Friday and is officially probable for Week 17, according to NFL.com.
Sims-Walker will likely go in what could be the last game of the year for the Jags. With MJD on the mend and likely unable to go, the Jags might go to the air a little more often then usual this week. Sims-walker could have a big day.