On Sunday I’ll answer the Question of the Week.Justin Blackmon situation. Chad Henne - and more importantly, so does Blake Bortles. Henne has been very good for Bortles in the meeting and locker rooms and Bortles has a high level of respect for him. Bortles is still learning how to be an NFL quarterback, and Henne, a consummate pro, is his main example. Plus, the Jaguars would feel much more confident in Henne if he had to play rather than Stephen Morris or Jeff Tuell. Chris Clemons was removed from the active/non-football injury list last Monday and practiced on a limited basis this week. He won't play against the New York Giants on Saturday night but could against Detroit on Aug. 28. As for guys stepping up, Ryan Davis and Chris Smith have both had really good camps. Arrelious Benn, Tandon Doss, Rashad Greene and Tony Washington have done well in camp. If you're talking about the weakside defensive end (what the Jaguars call the leo), I believe the Jaguars will monitor the cuts later this month and could bring somebody in. However, Ryan Davis and Chris Smith have had good camps, and Dan Skuta will get snaps at the leo as well. Zane Beadles and Luke Joeckel, has to be better. Roy Miller, Jared Odrick, Andre Branch, Ziggy Hood, Tyson Alualu, Michael Bennett and Ryan Davis. That means Chris Smith, Eric Crume, Richard Ash, Camaron Beard and Ike Igbinoson are fighting for one spot. Remember, the Jaguars could put Marks on the PUP list, which means he would have to miss the first six weeks. If that's the case then maybe the Jaguars keep one of the tackles (Crume or Ash). If Marks is on the active roster then I think the pick is Smith. Toby Gerhart early in the season. By the end of the season I expect Yeldon to be the main back but because of the early season rotation I don't think he'll get enough carries to reach 1,000 yards. So I'd give better odds on Bortles throwing more than 20 touchdown passes, but remember the Jaguars are emphasizing running the ball and that is what is going to keep drives alive. If the Jaguars don't run the ball effectively then I don't see Bortles surpassing 20 TDs.
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