Prowling The Web: Julius Thomas could miss extended time


Julius Thomas may have a worse injury than originally anticipated. That headlines the news for the Jacksonville Jaguars lately.

Julius Thomas mulls over finger surgery – ESPN

"Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is considering having surgery on his finger, a procedure that would sideline the two-time Pro Bowler for at least four weeks.Jaguars general manager David Caldwell confirmed Monday that Thomas, the team’s top free agent acquisition this past offseason, will receive a second medical opinion Tuesday before deciding whether to undergo the surgery."

Blake Bortles gets a thumbs up for the preseason – ESPN

"Why has Bortles looked so much better? His improved mechanics — he shortened his windup, lengthened his follow-through and cleaned up some footwork — have improved his accuracy. He’s hitting receivers in stride on crossing routes, fitting throws into small windows and putting balls where they’re going to be catches by his receivers or incompletions.Bortles has said several times that he likes new coordinator Greg Olson’s offense because it fits the team’s personnel. That has allowed him to be more comfortable, both on the field and in the meeting room, and his performance reflects it."

Owner Shad Khan wants the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign a long-term deal in London – Fox Sports/AP

"“For us, London and Jacksonville is great, almost a marriage made in heaven for us,” Khan said. “I would expect the NFL would maybe look at other areas, other markets to develop. But we want to have a focus, and Jacksonville supplemented with London is our focus.”Khan said there are no plans for Jacksonville to play more than one game in London and he doesn’t want to play at any venue other than Wimbley Stadium."

Trading Josh Scobee was a smart, necessary move for the Jacksonville Jaguars – Bleacher Report

"As the offseason progressed, it appeared that Scobee had secured the job, as has been the case the past decade or so. However, sophomore kicker Jason Myers impressed later in the summer, per DiRocco, and the actual battle began.Neither seemed to edge the other out, mostly due to both having similar leg power and accuracy. However, Scobee had the experience and importance of being an 11-year veteran as well as the Jaguars’ all-time leading scorer."

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