Jack­sonville Jaguars

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It took a lit­tle more than a week and a pre­sea­son game for QB Blake Bor­tles to get his start­ing job back. Af­ter Jack­sonville’s 24-23 loss to Carolina, Jaguars coach Doug Mar­rone named Bor­tles the starter for Week 1.

Bor­tles went 12-for-16 for 125 yards, a touch­down and an in­ter­cep­tion in the game, while

Chad Henne was 8-for-14 for 73 yards. Af­ter start­ing the game, Henne ap­peared slug­gish and was sacked three times. Maybe the bench­ing was the wake-up call Bor­tles needed to right the ship.

“I don’t know if it can get any worse than that,” Bor­tles said. “You can roll over and lay down or you can just keep work­ing and grind­ing and earn that spot.”

Rookie watch: RB Leonard Four­nette missed his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive pre­sea­son game with a lin­ger­ing foot in­jury but re­mains con­fi­dent he’ll be ready in time for the sea­son opener. … WR

Kee­lan Cole dropped a would-be touch­down for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive game on a deep ball thrown by Henne. …WR Dede West

brook missed the game with a lower body in­jury but re­turned to the next prac­tice and should be avail­able for Week 1.

Note­wor­thy: K Ja­son

My­ers hit a 44-yard field goal and both ex­tra-point at­tempts af­ter miss­ing three field goal at­tempts and an ex­tra point in the first two pre­sea­son games. … With Four­nette and RB T.J. Yel­don (ham­string) sit­ting out, RB Chris

Ivory shined with 36 yards and a touch­down on 10 car­ries. … CB

Jalen Ram­sey made his pre­sea­son de­but, but CBs A.J. Bouye (undis­closed) and Aaron Colvin (an­kle) re­mained side­lined.

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