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Evaluating Blake Bortles’ Performance So Far

October 13th, 2014 at 4:28 PM
By AndyGold24

Well, its been three and a half games since, from the mangled heaps of broken dreams that was the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2014 campaign, a knight in shining armor by the name of Blake Bortles rose to the occasion. After taking over the starting QB job from the beleaguered Chad Henne at halftime of a game in which they trailed to the Colts 30-0, he deftly led the Jags to an astonishing comeback the likes of which have ne……oh, wait, the Jags lost 44-17 and dropped to 0-3 on the season. Well, OK, but things would change in the next three games as Blake Bortles helped the Jags climb back from an 0-3 record to……nope. The Jags lost their next three games with Bortles as the starting QB to drop to 0-6.

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Running Back Toby Gerhart Ruled Out Vs. Tennessee Titans

October 10th, 2014 at 2:15 PM
By Dan Griffin

It was announced earlier today that starting running back Toby Gerhart will miss the game this weekend against the Tennessee Titans. It was reported that he missed practice Thursday with the foot injury that he has been dealing with all season. He originally sustained the injury in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has been playing through it, but it was apparent the injury was taking its toll on him.

This is another tough blow to an already dismal season for Gerhart. He was brought in as a free agent to be the bell-cow back for the offense. He spent four years in Minnesota backing up Adrian Peterson and had a career yards-per-carry of 4.7. So far this year, he has only 123 yards on 48 carries (2.9 YPC). Taking at least a week off may do him some good and let him fully rest and come back full strength.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Wednesday Injury Report Update

October 8th, 2014 at 9:53 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars have some good news on the injury front coming out of Wednesday's practice.

Rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee, who has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, returned to practice today, albeit on a limited basis. This gives real hope to him playing this week against the Tennessee Titans. Lee has yet to receive a pass from Blake Bortles and looks to give him an excellent underneath target that can make yards after the catch. If he is able to play Sunday, it will be a boost to a team desperately looking for its first win of the season.

In a surprising twist of events, cornerback Dwayne Gratz was a full participant in practice today. Gratz missed the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a concussion he suffered against San Diego. He was still going through the league's concussion program yesterday and seemed to be a long shot to play this week. His return would come after the Jaguars played their best game of the season defensively. Demetrius McCray will likely keep the starting role for now, but Gratz should see his fair share of snaps.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Activate WR Ace Sanders

October 4th, 2014 at 4:24 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars injury-riddled receiving corps got a boost today with the announcement that WR Ace Sander has been activated for the upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is welcome news as both Cecil Shorts III and Marqise Lee will miss the matchup on Sunday due to injury. Tight end Mickey Shuler was waived to make room for Sanders on the 53-man roster.

Sanders is coming back after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's Substance Abuse Policy back in July. This was especially painful news at it came on the heels of troubled wide receiver Justin Blackmon's indefinite suspension. Many thought that with the league's new policy implemented just a few weeks ago that reduced some suspensions, most notably Josh Gordon's season-long ban, Sanders would receive a reduced ban as well. However, his ban was not eligible for a reduction.

Sanders showed promise last season catching 51 passes for 481 yards and one touchdown. His presence will be needed to fill in for Lee as the slot receiver. He will need to stay out of trouble and prove that he belongs in this deep receiving corps the Jaguars currently field.

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Week 5 Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

October 4th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
By Dan Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars are sitting at 0-4 and staring 0-5 in the face with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming into town. Both teams are coming off very different but equally embarrassing losses. The Jaguars were completely outclassed by the Philip Rivers-led San Diego Chargers. He threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 33-14 win. The Steelers, on the other hand, were upset at home by the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both teams are looking to turn things around in this matchup.

Despite the loss, the Jaguars do have some momentum moving forward. Rookie Blake Bortles made his first career start last week and performed very well. He completed 29 of 37 passes (78 percent) for 254 yards and a touchdown. He showed very good mechanics, especially in his foot work. He had some rookie errors, which lead to two interceptions but he didn't let it affect him and came back strong on each drive.

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