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Finale at home for Jaguars, Meester

Jacksonville Jaguars center #63 Brad Meester and quarterback #7 Chad Henne direct the offense against the Buffalo Bills Sunday December 15, 2013 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. (Rick Wilson, Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars)
Jacksonville Jaguars center #63 Brad Meester and quarterback #7 Chad Henne direct the offense against the Buffalo Bills Sunday December 15, 2013 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fl. (Rick Wilson, Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars)
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Updated: 12/22/2013 10:20 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans is the final home game of the season for the Jacksonville Jaguars and longtime center Brad Meester.

Meester is retiring at the end of the season after 14 years with the team.

"You talk about the definition of somebody who is willing to leave it all on the field and Brad is the person that I think of before anybody," said fellow lineman Uche Nwaneri.

The Jaguars started the regular season 0-8 and, after the bye week, waltzed into Tennessee and walked out with a 29-27 win.  The Jaguars jumped out to a 10-0 lead in that game and had to hold off the Titans in the final minute to get their first win of the season. 

The Jaguars have gone 4-2 since the break, due in part to the revival of the running game.  The Jaguars averaged 66 yards a game during the first eight games of the year.  Since Week 9, the Jaguars rushing attack is up to 104 yards per game.  First-year running back Jordan Todman made his first start against Buffalo last week and rushed for a career-high 109 yards on 25 carries.

Marcedes Lewis is also playing well. He's had a touchdown catch in three consecutive games.  He's 10 catches shy of becoming the fourth player in Jaguars history with 300-plus career receptions, joining Jimmy Smith, Keenan McCardell and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Be sure to watch the EverBank Pregame show with Brian Sexton, Jeff Lageman, Brent Martineau and Stuart Webber live from EverBank Field.  It begins at 11:30 a.m. on CBS47.  Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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Old Dog - 12/23/2013 10:38 AM
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It will be hard to replace a center as good as Brad Meester is, he has been a great player for the team and a player that deserves to be a member of the Pride of the Jaguars just as quickly as possible. He will be missed by both the fans and the team. I do wish him and his family the very best life has to offer.

Chas T White - 12/22/2013 12:16 PM
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As a former security officer, (for the team). I got to see you in action... at games, and on the practice field... I wish you all the best! Enjoy your retirement. Chas
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