Gus Bradley says Blake Bortles will play with first team against Lions

Friday August 15th, 2014

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley says rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will play one quarter with the starters in Jacksonville's next preseason game.

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Bradley told reporters Friday he plans to give Bortles the reins to the first-team offense in the Jaguars' game against the Lions on Aug. 22.

Bortles, the third pick in this year's draft, completed 11 of 17 passes for 160 yards in Thursday night's preseason game against the Bears.

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Veteran Chad Henne started for the Jaguars in Chicago, completing 12 of 17 passes for 130 yards with a touchdown. 

Bradley has said in the past that is plan is for Henne to start in Week 1.

- Dan Gartland

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