Austen Lane DL KC 6 Days
Jaguars waived DE Austen Lane and CB Trey Wilson.
A fifth-round pick of the Jags in 2010, Lane managed just three sacks in his three seasons. He was buried on a defensive end depth chart that included Tyson Alualu, Jason Babin, Jeremy Mincey and Andre Branch. Wilson was an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt.
Austen Lane DL KC 5 Months
Jaguars DE Austen Lane's 2013 salary jumped from $575,000 to $630,000 based on rookie-deal incentives.
Lane started nine games as a rookie in 2010, then was limited to seven games in 2011 before coming back in 2012 to make seven more starts. He leaves a lot to be desired as a pass rusher with just three career sacks, but Lane showed well against the run last year. After the Jags claimed Jason Babin off waivers, Lane was pushed back into a reserve role.
Austen Lane DL KC 7 Months
Jaguars DE Austen Lane (foot) has been ruled out for Week 13.
With Lane out, newly acquired DE Jason Babin could get the start in his Jaguars debut. Coach Mike Mularkey was noncommittal on Babin's role. "We just have to make sure he's on board with the calls and [stunts]. I don't have a concern with that," Mularkey said. Babin notoriously struggled to produce fantasy relevant numbers with the Eagles this season. Despite the change of scenery, it's tough to trust him in IDP leagues.
Austen Lane DL KC 11 Months
Jaguars DE Austen Lane (ankle) is now expected to miss three weeks.
Lane's sprain is worse than anticipated. Originally scheduled to return in mid-August, the projected starting left end is targeting early September. Expect a rotation with impressive second-round rookie Andre Branch.
Austen Lane DL KC 11 Months
Austen Lane is currently working as the Jaguars' starting left end.
Jags defensive line coach Joe Cullen recently said he's expecting "six, seven sacks" from Lane this season. He's getting the first shot at the starting job opposite Jeremy Mincey, but second-round pick Andre Branch, who figures to play a significant role regardless, will be on his heels. George Selvie is also in the mix.
Austen Lane DL KC Apr 06 '12
The Jaguars expect DE Austen Lane to take a "major step forward" in his third NFL season.
Jags defensive line coach Joe Cullen envisions Lane going "from a sack, sack-and-a-half to getting six, seven sacks" if all goes as planned. Lane appeared in just six games last season, before suffering a significant shoulder injury. Now healthy, Lane will compete for playing time at left defensive end.
Austen Lane DL KC Oct 18 '11
Jaguars DE Austen Lane suffered a serious shoulder injury in Week 6 against the Steelers.
Lane will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. The 2010 fifth-rounder was a situational pass rusher behind Matt Roth and Jeremy Mincey this season. His snaps were likely going to decrease with Aaron Kampman returning. Lane should be back to battle for a roster spot in 2012.