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  Broncos | Blake Bortles to practice squad    Mon Oct 19, 09:36 PM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad Monday, Oct. 19.

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  Broncos | Blake Bortles released by Denver    Sat Oct 17, 01:55 PM

Denver Broncos QB Blake Bortles was released Saturday, Oct. 17.

Footballguys view: Borltes was picked up a couple of weeks ago with QB Drew Lock banged up. With Lock returning to the lineup this week, the team felt comfortable moving on from Bortles. Jeff Driskel and Brett Rypien are the quarterbacks behind Lock on the depth chart.

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  Broncos | Week 4 Denver Broncos inactives    Thu Oct 1, 06:58 PM

The Denver Broncos have declared RB Phillip Lindsay, TE Albert Okwuegbunam, CB Davontae Harris, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, QB Blake Bortles, OG Netane Muti and QB Drew Lock inactive for Week 4.

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  Broncos | Week 3 Denver Broncos inactives    Sun Sep 27, 03:02 PM

The Denver Broncos have declared TE Albert Okwuegbunam, RB Phillip Lindsay, CB Davontae Harris, QB Blake Bortles, QB Drew Lock, OG Netane Muti and TE Nick Vannett inactive for Week 3.

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  Broncos | Denver officially adds two to roster    Thu Sep 24, 07:58 PM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Rams) officially signed with the Denver Broncos Thursday, Sept. 24. The Broncos also signed practice squad S P.J. Locke to their active roster. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Broncos | Blake Bortles headed to Broncos    Tue Sep 22, 09:08 AM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Rams) is signing a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos this week. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Broncos almost signed Bortles last year. Bortles could be ready for Sunday against the Buccaneers as the primary backup to starter Jeff Driskel. Neither is a great option while Drew Lock is down for a month or so. Do not be surprised if Bortles ends up winning the starting job over Driskel at some point. Lock cannot get back fast enough.

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  Broncos | Blake Bortles visiting Broncos    Tue Sep 22, 09:07 AM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Rams) is visiting the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Sept. 22.

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  Rams | LAR could look at veteran QBs    Sun Jul 5, 02:13 PM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Rams) and QB Matt Moore (Chiefs) could be options for the Los Angeles Rams if the team wants a veteran backup quarterback, in the opinion of RamsWire's Cameron DaSilva.

Footballguys view: Right now John Wolford, Bryce Perkins and Josh Love are competing to back up Jared Goff. That sounds like a disaster in the making. Bortles was the backup last year and wouldn't have to be brought up to speed on the offense, so look for him to get signed if the team doesn't like what they see in the backup trio when camp opens.

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  Rams | Blake Bortles has options    Tue Mar 17, 02:28 PM

Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent QB Blake Bortles is weighing several options, according to a source Tuesday, March 17. One option reportedly is to return to the Rams.

Footballguys view: Bortles getting a ton of interest is a bit surprising. Maybe it's not a ton, but some teams might want him as a veteran backup behind a young starter. We think staying with the Rams might be the best thing for him. Stay tuned.

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  Rams | Blake Bortles' Week 10 play part of the plan    Mon Nov 11, 01:46 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff was not injured in the third quarter of the Rams' Week 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers as previously thought when Blake Bortles came on to replace him for a play. Instead, head coach Sean McVay told reporters Monday, Nov. 11, that Bortles' third-and-2 run was designed for Bortles.

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  Rams | Blake Bortles terms    Wed Mar 20, 09:19 AM

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams QB Blake Bortles received a one-year, $1 million deal from the Rams, which will be subtracted from the $6.5 million the Jacksonville Jaguars owe him.

Footballguys view: Bortles gets a fresh start with Sean McVay and the Rams. He's the backup to Jared Goff and won't see any playing time unless Goff is injured. We'll see if Bortles can play better with a better offensive coach to learn from.

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  Rams | Blake Bortles joins Rams    Mon Mar 18, 07:56 PM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Jaguars) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams Monday, March 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Rams needed a backup quarterback to Jared Goff since Sean Mannion was a free agent. This is an interesting destination for Bortles, a first-round disappointment of the Jaguars. If he can't make plays with head coach Sean McVay then he's unlikely to make plays anywhere.

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  Rams | Blake Bortles to visit Rams    Fri Mar 15, 10:10 PM

Free-agent QB Blake Bortles (Jaguars) will visit the Los Angeles Rams Monday, March 18, according to a team source.

Footballguys view: The Rams are looking for backup help behind Jared Goff. Last year's top reserve, Sean Mannion, is a free agent and they only have Brandon Allen on the roster behind Goff at this time. Bortles had mostly bad times with the Jaguars but he has flashed a bit here and there. His best spot is as a backup.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles cut    Wed Mar 13, 08:15 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was released Wednesday, March 13.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles on the way out    Mon Mar 11, 05:05 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is expected to be released in light of the signing of QB Nick Foles.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles due bonus March 17    Fri Mar 8, 01:10 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is expected to released before March 17 when he is due a $1 million roster bonus, in the opinion of a team beat writer.

Footballguys view: Jacksonville cleared up plenty of cap space for Nick Foles on Friday, releasing several players but not Bortles...yet. Cutting Bortles would create another $4.5 million in salary cap space.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles safe for now    Fri Mar 8, 12:42 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will remain with the team for now, a source said Friday, March 8, but that could change next week if the Jaguars land a free-agent quarterback.

Footballguys view: Bortles has a cap hit of $21 million in 2019 with a whopping $16.5 million in dead money. The Jaguars would take a big cap hit by releasing Bortles but it seems unlikely they would keep him if they can get a contract done with free agent quarterback Nick Foles.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles doesn't think he'll be back    Wed Jan 2, 08:41 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles believes he'll be elsewhere in 2019, saying, 'I don't think I'll be back next year. Being honest, I envision I'll be somewhere else next year.' It's also possible the Jaguars may delay cutting him until 2020, when his dead cap hit would be just $5 million instead of $16.5 million this offseason.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles struggles in season finale    Sun Dec 30, 05:14 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles 15-for-28 for 107 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Houston Texans in Week 17. He also rushed for 15 yards on four carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Bortles will be a backup somewhere next year, and almost certainly not Jacksonville despite carrying 16.5 million dollars of dead cap in 2019.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville finale for Blake Bortles?    Sun Dec 30, 12:34 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is starting in Week 17 on Sunday, Dec. 30, in what's likely his last game with the team.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles to start finale    Wed Dec 26, 12:37 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start the season finale against the Houston Texans in Week 17.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars travel to play against the Texans in Week 17. Bortles replaces Cody Kessler as the team's starter after Kessler replaced him a few weeks ago. It's not a great option for Fantasy GMs playing in Week 17, even in 2-QB streaming formats.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles makes relief appearance    Sun Dec 23, 08:44 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles replaced QB Cody Kessler during a 17-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 16 because his mobility was better suited to handle Miami's pass rush, according to head coach Doug Marrone. He completed five of his six passes for 39 yards and rushed four times for 25 yards.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles unlikely to return in 2019    Sat Dec 8, 01:31 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is expected to be released following the season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Footballguys view: Bortles should catch on elsewhere as a backup. The Jaguars were able to open up cap room by signing him to an extension last year, but they will carry 16.5 million in dead cap next year as they guaranteed part of his 2019 salary and spread out the 15 million dollar signing bonus hit over the duration of the three-year contract.

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  Jaguars | Week 13 injury report for Jacksonville    Fri Nov 30, 03:17 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark (quad) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Indianapolis Colts. S Cody Davis (hamstring), S Tashaun Gipson (ankle), CB Tre Herndon (ankle), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), CB Quenton Meeks (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) and OL Josh Walker (foot, ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30 and are listed as questionable. QB Blake Bortles (wrist) was not given an official practice designation Friday but is not on the injury report. OL Jermey Parnell (knee) was also limited in practice Friday but left off the injury report. DL Calais Campbell (ankle) and DT Marcell Dareus (back) were full participants in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Jaguars | Thursday practice report for Jaguars    Thu Nov 29, 04:31 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey (knee), FS Tashaun Gipson (ankle) and WR DJ Chark (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 29. DE Calais Campbell (ankle), DT Marcell Dareus (back), S Cody Davis (hamstring), CB Tre Herndon (ankle), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), CB Quenton Meeks (knee) and OT Jermey Parnell (knee) were limited. QB Blake Bortles (wrist) practiced in full.

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  Jaguars | Wednesday practice report for Jaguars    Wed Nov 28, 06:20 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars WR DJ Chark (quadriceps), FS Tashaun Gipson (ankle) and CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28. DT Calais Campbell (ankle), DT Marcell Dareus (back), S Cody Davis (hamstring), CB Tre Herndon (ankle), LB Lerentee McCray (hamstring), CB Quenton Meeks (knee), OT Jermey Parnell (knee) and OT Josh Walker (ankle, foot) were limited during practice. QB Blake Bortles (wrist) fully participated in practice.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles benched    Mon Nov 26, 02:42 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has been benched in favor of Cody Kessler, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Footballguys view: So long as Kessler is healthy, he should be the starter for the rest of the regular season. After making it to the AFC Championship last year, the Jaguars have fallen apart and the play of their quarterback is largely to blame. They don't ask him to do much and Bortles has still been ineffective and mostly careless with the football. Back in February of this year, Bortles signed a three-year extension with $26.5 million guaranteed. There's still $16.5 million in dead money next year according to Spotrac.com.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles struggles again    Sun Nov 25, 07:28 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 12-of-23 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills. He also rushed for 39 yards.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles to start in Week 12    Mon Nov 19, 11:40 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start the Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills, as head coach Doug Marrone confirmed the quarterback will not be benched. 'We're not going to do that,' Marrone said Monday. Nov. 19.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles awful in home loss    Sun Nov 18, 08:57 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 10-of-18 passes for just 108 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 11 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he was sacked six times with a fumble lost.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles tops 300 yards    Sun Nov 11, 08:06 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 26 of his 38 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10.

Footballguys view: Bortles is pulling us back into considering him as a streamer with this performance. He benefited from a Donte Moncrief big play and Leonard Fournette's contributions as a receiver. He has some superflex/QB2 appeal against the Steelers next week.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville's Week 10 injury report    Fri Nov 9, 01:34 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (calf) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Indianapolis Colts. DT Eli Ankou (calf) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as doubtful. TE David Grinnage (knee), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), TE James O'Shaughnessy (hip) and LB Telvin Smith (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) and CB D.J. Hayden (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on injury report.

Footballguys view: Bouye being out should help Andrew Luck's matchup. The Eagles made multiple big plays to Jordan Matthews so Ryan Grant or Chester Rogers could benefit from the matchup this week.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles fully practices    Thu Nov 8, 05:59 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles listed as full participant    Wed Nov 7, 04:32 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) was listed as a full participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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  Jaguars | Wednesday's practice report for Jacksonville    Wed Nov 7, 04:11 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (calf) and CB Quenton Meeks (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. DT Eli Ankou (calf), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring) and TE James O'Shaughnessy (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice. QB Blake Bortles (shoulder), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and CB D.J. Hayden (toe) were able to practice in full.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles practicing    Mon Nov 5, 11:41 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Monday, Nov. 5.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars had a bye last week so Bortles had a bit more extra time to get rest. They travel to play the Colts in Week 10 and Bortles should be out there. We'll know more about his status as the week of practice goes on.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville sticking with Blake Bortles     Tue Oct 30, 09:10 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars 'poked around' for a quarterback to replace QB Blake Bortles at the trade deadline but decided to remain 'all-in' on Bortles, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles has solid outing    Sun Oct 28, 01:24 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 24-for-41 for 286 yards and one touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. He also rushed for 43 yards on eight carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Bortles ran frequently early in the game and settled down as a passer once the Jaguars fell behind. He didn't make any huge errors and should feel more secure as the starter heading into his bye, but we can't feel secure with him as a streaming quarterback except out of desperation.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles getting normal reps    Thu Oct 25, 02:37 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will receive all of the starter reps in practice this week, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Earlier reports suggested QB Cody Kessler would get some time with the first-team offense, but Marrone indicated the distribution of reps would be the same as it has been since the season began.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles will start    Mon Oct 22, 04:29 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will return as starting quarterback in Week 8, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Footballguys view: Here we go Jacksonville....again. Marrone said he believes Bortles gives the Jaguars the best chance to win. They paid the man this offseason to be their starter and now they'll roll forward with him through his struggles. The team could have a short hook for Bortles this week as they play the Eagles in London.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville mum about starting quarterback    Mon Oct 22, 03:20 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was not immediately named the starter for Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, Oct. 22. Head coach Doug Marrone told reporters he has yet to make a decision and won't until he has a chance to speak to the team.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles struggles in Week 7    Sun Oct 21, 05:52 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 6-for-12 for 61 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 7 before he was benched in favor of QB Cody Kessler.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles benched    Sun Oct 21, 02:49 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was benched during the team's Week 7 game and has been replaced by QB Cody Kessler.

Footballguys view: Will the Jaguars turn back to Bortles against the Eagles next week? Does it matter for the Jaguars passing game when it comes to fantasy football? Can the defense get their swagger back? The Jaguars season is in free fall.

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  Jaguars | JAX unlikely to trade for another quarterback    Sun Oct 21, 10:49 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars do not plan to trade for a quarterback to challenge or replace starter Blake Bortles, according to multiple sources familiar with the team's thinking.

Footballguys view: Instead the team traded for a running back so they would have more options to keep their offense run-heavy. Bortles and the passing game aren't going to be central to the offense.

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  Jaguars | Ugly outing for Blake Bortles    Sun Oct 14, 11:14 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 15 of his 26 passes for 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 40-7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles does good and bad    Sun Oct 7, 09:22 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 33-of-61 passes for 430 yards with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but he was also picked off four times while losing a fumble.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles shreds Gang Green    Sun Sep 30, 09:56 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 29-of-38 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 4 game against the New York Jets and he ran for 28 yards.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles finishes with 155 yards    Sun Sep 23, 04:47 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 21-for-34 for 155 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. He also rushed for 27 yards on five carries during the game.

Footballguys view: One week after the best game of his career, Bortles can't even lead his team to a touchdown. The Titans gave Bortles a lot of trouble last year, and it appears that even with a new coaching staff, they have his number. The Jets underrated defense is up next week, so we'll remain in limbo with trusting the Jaguars offense.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles has banner day against Patriots    Mon Sep 17, 02:33 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles finished 29-of-45 for 377 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Week 2 versus the New England Patriots. He added six carries for 35 yards.

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  Jaguars | Blake Bortles has decent outing    Sun Sep 9, 05:13 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles went 18-for-33 for 176 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the New York Giants in Week 1. He also rushed for 42 yards on four carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Bortles didn't do much, but he wasn't asked to do much even with Leonard Fournette out. The defense provided the margin of victory and Bortles at least showed some running ability to up his weekly floor. He'll be a possible streamer against the Patriots next week.

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