Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Thomas is out. It’s a shame, since he’d probably play heavy snaps with Marcedes Lewis done for the year. Ben Koyack is likely to see the most snaps at tight end.
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:01pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:24pm
The Rams reportedly made a late push, but he decided to stay put where he’s spent all 10 years of his career.
Lewis caught just 16 passes last year and 18 the year before, well off the kind of production that once made him their franchise player.
But there’s something to be said for consistency, and Lewis lends the kind of blocking and gravity the Jaguars can use as they try to make the next step.
Of course, Julius Thomas will remain the pass-catching option at the TE position for the Jags.
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 1. Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Marcedes Lewis is a decent spot start in deep formats.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) missed practice again Thursday. Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Marcedes Lewis is a decent spot start in deep formats.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:15pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand) did not practice Wednesday. Thomas is expected to miss a few weeks after undergoing hand surgery. Marcedes Lewis is a decent spot start in deep formats.
Blake Bortles has looked good throughout camp, but appeared to reach a different level on Wednesday. Bortles completed 10 of 15 passes in 11-on-11 work and was 7 of 8 in seven-on-seven while being more aggressive with the ball downfield than usual.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley praised Bortles’ work ethic in learning Greg Olson’s offense in the summer. Bortles says he can tell he’s playing faster in his decision making. He’s also making the right decisions more than last season.
“It’s more educated now,” Bortles said. “I’m knowing the matchup and situation better. Last year, it was like, let’s chunk it. It’s definitely more of an educated guess now.”
“We have three guys that can go catch a fade at any moment. It’s awesome to have weapons like that. They can get up and jump and make plays. It’s definitely going to be fun to do that.”
Bortles averaged 12.0 fantasy points per game, which led to a #24 finish at his position. He's a passer who could make a leap in his second season if the Jaguars can give him time to throw and he can clean up his fundamentals. The receiving corps is young but talented, with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee all capable of producing when given the opportunity. The team signed Julius Thomas to provide a dangerous weapon at tight end. Bortles averaged nearly 30 yards rushing, so he offers some baseline production as a runner. If Bortles can make a leap, the Jacksonville offense will be a lot better than expected.
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