“I do believe there has to be some kind of healing with the situation that transpired last year; there’s a trust that was broken,” Pederson said. “For me, it’s about gaining the trust back. They’ve got to see it through me. They have to see the transparency, the honesty.
“I’ve always said I’m going to be open with them and I want them to be open with me. It just comes down to communication and having an open line of communication. We’ve been able to have some conversations that way in team settings.
“I think the guys have really embraced it and are doing well.”
Pederson this past weekend discussed the team’s kicker situation. With the team releasing kicker Matthew Wright last week, the Jaguars now have two kickers on the roster: first-year veteran Ryan Santoso and rookie free agent Andrew Mevis.
- Santoso has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants; he has made four of five career field-goal attempts.
- Mevis, who played for Fordham before transferring to Iowa State, converted 30 of 33 college field goals including all three field goals from 50 or more yards.
“You get into a spot where you don’t want too many kickers in the room, but we have great competition there with Ryan and now Mevis,” Pederson said. “[We] just want to see consistency in what we’re asking…