Wake-up call: Monday, Aug. 18
August, 18, 2014
By michaeldirocco | ESPN.com
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Here’s a preview of what to watch for from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday …
- The biggest storyline of the day is that quarterback Blake Bortles should get reps with the first-team offense. Coach Gus Bradley said on Friday that it would happen this week, but Bortles continued to work exclusively with the second-team offense on Sunday. After practice, Bradley said Bortles should make his first appearance with the first-team offense on Monday, but the coach had not yet figured out how the reps would be distributed. Bortles could work with the first-team offense for a couple of snaps each period or with the unit for the entire period.
- Bradley also said he and OC Jedd Fisch haven’t come up with the exact plan for when Bortles will take first-team reps in Friday’s game at Detroit, but he did say that he wasn’t planning on having Chad Henne re-enter the game after Bortles’ snaps. That likely means Bortles will either enter in the second or third quarter against the Lions.
- The Jaguars will practice for two hours in full pads. Henne is scheduled to speak with the media, and Bradley will have his news conference at 3:30 p.m.