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Blake Bortles will work with first team on Monday

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The Jaguars said they’d get quarterback Blake Bortles some time with the first team this week and they aren’t wasting any time making good on that promise.

Coach Gus Bradley said, via the team’s website, that Bortles would work with the starters during Monday’s practice. Bortles, who has played well in each of his appearances this preseason, will play about a quarter with the first team during Friday’s game against the Lions after starter Chad Henne departs.

Bortles may get to do some work with Cecil Shorts during his time with the first string this week. The receiver returned to practice on Sunday after missing all but one day of training camp because of a hamstring injury. That’s one of many issues that have left the Jaguars thin at receiver this summer and his return to action will help both of the team’s quarterbacks look better.

The Jaguars also saw linebacker Dekoda Watson return to the practice field Sunday. Watson had been on the PUP list after offseason sports hernia surgery, so Sunday’s work was his first of training camp. Bradley said both he and Shorts could play against the Lions.

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12 Responses to “Blake Bortles will work with first team on Monday”
  1. thepftpoet says: Aug 17, 2014 4:25 PM

    Everyone finally is starting to realize what I’ve been proclaiming since the end of the 2013 season.

    Teddy Bridgewater is taking the Minnesota Vikings to the promised land.

    Since before the draft process even started, I told everyone the Minnesota Vikings would draft him, and they did.

    I told everyone Bridgewater had every trait you need in an elite QB, and yesterday he showed he did.

    The next step will be a Lombardi Trophy heading back to Minneapolis, to take what we rightfully deserve.

    My football knowledge is above all.

    And the Minnesota Vikings are the best team in the NFL.

    (Case Closed)

  2. omegaichiban says: Aug 17, 2014 4:30 PM

    heading back to?

  3. jacketsfan7 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:46 PM

    As a Cleveland fan I’m gonna clear the air here and say that if this story was about Johnny…it would be considered a “top” story

  4. lastdukestreetking says: Aug 17, 2014 5:11 PM

    Wasn’t a Super Bowl in Minneapolis once? Guess the trophy was there at the time.

  5. haraldsigurdson says: Aug 17, 2014 5:13 PM

    Good for Blake, I hope he makes it.

  6. largent80100 says: Aug 17, 2014 5:19 PM

    Bye bye Henne

  7. cwk22 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:54 PM

    By Henne. You stunk in Miami and are only slightly better here. Maybe you can join the even worse Gabbert in San Francisco

  8. jpaq68 says: Aug 17, 2014 8:14 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Teddy Bridgewater this blah blah blah blah blah and Teddy Bridgewater that blah blah blah blah blah and Teddy Bridgewater the other blah blah blah blah blah.
    I thought this article was about Blake Bortles. Apparently you knowledge doesn’t encompass being able to read simple words.

  9. jcjaguar says: Aug 17, 2014 9:32 PM

    I’m starting to hate the Vikings just because of the poet

  10. cwk22 says: Aug 17, 2014 9:44 PM

    jcjaguar | Aug 17, 2014, 8:32 PM CDT
    I’m starting to hate the Vikings just because of the poet

    Me Too!

  11. dalcow4 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:12 PM

    Texans fans don’t even read these Bortles stories anymore.

  12. warjag55 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:59 PM

    Yea and the Vikings have never been one to hate because they never win.

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