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The Jacksonville Jaguars bye week came at just about the right time Cam Robinson Jerseys 2019 , with the team banged up with injuries and in the middle of a four-game losing streak, a break might just be just what the doctor ordered. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey talked a little about the bye week, the remainder of the season, the offense and the defense’s role going forward on Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio.“We’ve definitely talked about it and addressed everything that’s going on right now. As a defense we feel like that’s up to us to put confidence in them,” Ramsey said when asked about the defense’s confidence in the Jaguars struggling offense. “We feel like when we’re out there playing to our standard, we’re out there playing so well, that our offense feeds off of us and when we’re not up to our standards then the whole energy of the team is kind of down. That’s where we kind of put that on ourselvesand we have to play better, we have to put that confidence in the whole team.”There’s no denying the Jaguars seemingly have no confidence in their offense’s ability to score points and keep the defense off the field, nor should they be. The Jaguars offense has been awful through the first half of the season, struggling to score points and turn the ball over, putting a ton of pressure on the defense.It seems the defense is up for the challenge however, putting it on themselves to get the season turned around and try to instill some confidence into the Jaguars offense.“I don’t think there’s disappointment,” Ramsey said when asked if the team as a whole was disappointed sitting at 3-5 after the first half of the season. “We do know that it hasn’t been ideal for us right now and we’re sitting here still with three wins and eight more games, so if we run the tables (sic) I mean we’re in great position going into the postseason. Once you get into the postseason anything can happen from there, so that’s where our mindset is right now and we’re very optimistic about these next eight games that we have.”While I don’t believe the Jaguars will run the table, there is still a chance they make the playoffs if they can start actually winning games. The AFC South isn’t settled just yet, despite the fact that it looks like the Houston Texans are finally hitting their groove, but the Jaguars just need to start scoring some points and winning games. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After repeatedly failing to find a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars turned to free agency.Maybe the new path will yield better results.Given the lack of sustained success between predecessors Byron Leftwich, David Garrard, Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles, the bar is set pretty low for Nick Foles — even with a lucrative contract and a Super Bowl MVP trophy.The Jaguars officially agreed to terms with Foles on Wednesday , the official start of free agency and two days after the sides settled on contract terms. They released Bortles four hours later, parting ways with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft just 13 months after handing him a three-year, $58 million contract.Bortles was arguably the most ridiculed quarterback in the league in recent years. A number of players ripped him publicly, including Tennessee defensive end Jurrell Casey Black Leonard Fournette Jerseys , Houston defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, Seattle safety Earl Thomas and Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict.The NBC comedy “The Good Place” took it a step further by making Bortles a recurring joke during the show’s first three seasons. One of the main characters, Jason Mendoza, is an amateur disc jockey from Jacksonville and a huge Jaguars fan. Mendoza is portrayed as a nitwit, who loves Bortles.Jacksonville will save $4.5 million against the salary cap by cutting Bortles. He still will count $16.5 million against the cap in 2019.The extra cash will essentially go to Foles.A person with knowledge of the deal said it’s worth $88 million over four years and includes $50.125 million guaranteed. It could increase to $102 million with incentives, the source said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side chose to disclose financial terms.Foles will be formally introduced at a news conference Thursday.The 30-year-old Foles went 6-2 in the regular season and 4-1 in the postseason in place of Philadelphia starter Carson Wentz the last two years. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors and became the league’s premier quarterback commodity on the market. Philadelphia opted not to use the franchise tag on Foles. He landed in Jacksonville, which had been the front-runner to get him for weeks.Bortles went 24-49 as a starter, throwing for 17,646 yards, with 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions.He played turnover-free football in the 2017 postseason, helping the team reach the AFC championship game and showing enough growth that top executive Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell opted to sign Bortles to a new contract. The deal included $26.5 million guaranteed and left the Jaguars with little to spend in free agency.They released five veterans last week, including former Pro Bowl defenders Malik Jackson and Tashaun Gipson, to clear $30 million in salary cap space. A significant chunk of that cash will go to Foles.The Jaguars also re-signed guard A.J. Cann on Wednesday to a three-year, $15 million contract, preventing him from entering free agency.A third-round draft pick from South Carolina in 2015, Cann started 59 of 64 games over four seasons for the Jaguars. He should help provide some continuity and stability up front for Foles.Jacksonville will return four O-line starters — Cann, left tackle Cam Robinson, guard Andrew Norwell and center Brandon Linder — as well as running back Leonard Fournette.The question now is whether Coughlin and Caldwell have enough talent around Foles to make a difference.Veteran Marqise Lee will return after missing all of last season with a knee injury, and fellow receiver Dede Westbrook showed some promise in his second year. But second-round draft pick DJ Chark and second-year pro Keelan Cole mostly struggled, and the Jags have few, if any, viable threats at tight end after deciding not to pick up a team option on Austin Seferian-Jenkins.Nonetheless, Foles should be an upgrade over Bortles. The Jaguars spent a combined $95 million on Leftwich (2003-07), Garrard (2002-10), Gabbert (2011-13) and Bortles (2014-18), and never saw much of a return on those investments at the NFL’s most important position.
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