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Jaguars bench Bortles, turn to Henne for next preseason game

Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Wednesday, a day before the exhibition and nearly a week after he created a quarterback competition in Jacksonville for the first time since 2013.

Jacksonville drafted LSU star Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick, added left tackle Cam Robinson early in the second round and spent the better part of the offseason trying to develop a tougher, more physical team.

A few days after the preseason opener against the Patriots, Bortles threw two interceptions so ugly that Marrone pulled him and said he must have a tired arm.

But the Jaguars believe the 32-year-old veteran can thrive if they run the ball effectively and allow him to take advantage of play-action passes to Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns.

New Orleans' Drew Brees, Detroit's Matthew Stafford, New England's Jimmy Garoppolo and Minnesota's Sam Bradford are among the expected free agents.


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