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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonvilles offensive makeover is just getting starting. The Jaguars signed former Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart and former Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles to contracts Wednesday, bringing the free agents in to replace longtime starters Maurice Jones-Drew and Uche Nwaneri. And former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders visited the facility Wednesday. Signing Sanders would give Jacksonville a potential replacement for wideout Justin Blackmon, who is suspended for repeated violations of the NFLs substance-abuse policy. "They know the pieces they want to put together," Beadles said. "They want to build this thing for the long haul and plug in some guys in certain areas that can really help bring this team along. Hopefully I can be one of those guys for this organization." The moves might not be the one Jacksonville really needs -- finding a franchise quarterback -- but they could help improve one of the leagues worst offences in recent years. The Jaguars ranked 31st in total offence last season, 29th in 2012 and 32nd in 2011. General manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley did little to tweak the offence in their first season, outside of drafting left tackle Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick. But its clear theyre focused on revamping the offence this year. They let Jones-Drew walk, cut Nwaneri and traded quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, to San Francisco in exchange for a sixth-round selection. Throw in longtime centre Brad Meesters retirement, and the Jaguars had plenty of holes. The already filled two in free agency. Gerhart signed a three-year deal worth $10.5 million that includes $4.5 million guaranteed. Beadles signed a five-year, $30 million contract that includes $12.5 million guaranteed. The team also re-signed quarterback Chad Henne and cornerback Will Blackmon, and signed free-agent defensive end Red Bryant and free-agent linebacker Dekoda Watson. The Jaguars arent done, either. Sanders and former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Ziggy Hood could be next. Hood also visited Jacksonville on Wednesday. Clearly, the Jaguars are intent on spending some of the roughly $60 million of salary-cap space they opened free agency with. And the wisest investments could come on offence. Gerhart, a second-round pick by Minnesota in 2010, played in 61 games with six starts for the Vikings over four seasons. He has a modest 276 carries for 1,305 yards (4.7 yards a carry) and five touchdowns. He also had 77 receptions for 600 yards and three scores. His arrival likely shuts the door on Jones-Drew returning to Jacksonville. Bradley essentially named Gerhart the starter Wednesday, saying he would like to get him about 15 carriers a game. Gerhart welcomed the workload, especially after sitting behind All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson his entire career. "I dont have that mileage on me," Gerhart said. "Im a semi-proven veteran without the mileage on me." And Gerhart will have a revamped line to run behind, with Joeckel returning from a broken right ankle and the addition of Beadles. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Beadles was a second-round pick in 2010 who gave up just 2 1/2 sacks the last two years. His 62 starts are the second-most among offensive linemen who entered the NFL that season, just two behind San Franciscos Anthony Davis. Beadles missed just three snaps last season -- all at the end of a game -- and played every down in 2011 and 2012. "I take a huge amount of pride in my durability," he said. "Its something I hang my hat on. I try to take care of my body and eat healthy. I always want to be on the field." And maybe helping get Jacksonvilles offence turned around. "I heard great things about the direction of the organization," Beadles said. "In Denver, I went from a 4-12 team my rookie year to playing in the Super Bowl my fourth year. I want to be a part of that, helping bring this team along and hopefully we can get to that point eventually." DeVondre Campbell Jersey . - Nikita Jevpalovs scored 6:22 into the second overtime as the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada edged the visiting Rimouski Oceanic 2-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Matt Gono Jersey . In Europe, top teams seem to be largely happy with their squads after spending nearly $1 billion in the off-season. And although English league clubs are unlikely to splash cash in January, Arsenal and Chelsea could be tempted to strengthen their squads with new strikers. http://www.cheapfalconsjerseysonline.co ... sey-online . PETERSBURG, Fla. Ryan Schraeder Jersey . Sure, Josh Browns 45-yard field goal on the third drive of overtime lifted the New York Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit on Sunday. But the Lions (7-8) dropped themselves out of the NFC North race by losing five of their last six games, blowing fourth-quarter leads in each setback. Matt Bryant Jersey . The Big Man finished 3-1 in Week 19, and sits at 53-24 on the season. Now Schultz is ready for more action.LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton and running back Beau Blankenship had seen everything in their first three seasons with the Bobcats except a loss in a season-opening game. That streak ended at four Sunday as No. 9 Louisville rolled to a 49-7 win. "We didnt give them much resistance, but the way they played, the way they executed, the quality of athlete that theyve got -- I think its definitely a top-10 team," Bobcats coach Frank Solich said. "Certainly, I think its the best overall team since Ive been at Ohio that weve played." Ohio (0-1) beat Penn State 24-14 to open last season but an upset over Louisville would have been on a much bigger scale. The Cardinals (1-0) are expected to be a part of the BCS national championship picture, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater entered the season as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate. The Bobcats had hoped to hang with the Cardinals with their offence. That didnt happen. Ohio went three-and-out on its first two possessions, and the third drive ended after six plays with an interception on third and 16. The Bobcats were down 21-0 at that point. "We knew they had a great offence, and we felt like that to keep up with them, wed probably have to score almost every possession," Tettleton said. "Its just one of those days that we werent clicking. Give a lot of credit to them. They have a really good defence." Tettleton finished 11 of 23 for 140 yards. Blankenship, who set a school record with 1,604 rushing yards last season, finished with 22 yards on 12 carries. The Cardinals outgained Ohio 615-273. In contrast, Bridgewater had Louisville up by two touchdowns before he threw an incomplete pass..dddddddddddd He hit his first nine passes and matched a career best with five touchdown throws. Bridgewater kicked off his Heisman Trophy campaign by going 23 of 28 for 355 yards. Damian Copeland and Kai De La Cruz each caught two touchdown passes and DeVante Parker and Robert Clark each had one. Michael Dyer, the former Auburn star, debuted for Louisville and broke off a 46-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Like last season, Bridgewater involved many targets in the offence and found them wide open much of the day. Parker was at least 10 yards past a defender when he caught a 27-yard pass for the Cardinals third TD in the second quarter. De La Cruz meanwhile had 20 clear yards in front of him after catching Bridgewaters pass for a 40-yard touchdown in finishing with team and career highs of 116 yards on four catches. Only Clark faced Ohio coverage before diving for his 25-yard score late in the third quarter. Backup Will Gardner followed Bridgewater in the fourth but didnt miss a beat, hitting De La Cruz for 30-yard touchdown for a 49-7 lead. Louisville had hiccups such as four false starts and a face mask penalty in the first quarter. A pass interference penalty late in the third quarter helped Ohio break the shutout as Ryan Boykin scored from 10 yards. But those were the only mistakes on a day that the Cardinals cruised. "They were hitting on all cylinders today," Solich said. "Bridgewater was precision-perfect on a lot of throws. At times, we made it a little easier than we should have made it for them as far as leaving receivers wide open. Still, their passing attack obviously was a great passing attack." Ohio had the ball for just 22:44. 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