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Blake Bortles will start Jaguars preseason finale

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The Jaguars will start the rookie against the Falcons.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will start rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in the team's preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday evening. Veteran quarterback Chad Henne, the Jaguars current starter, won't play at all.

It's a bit of a surprise move for the Jaguars, as Henne didn't really have the best night against the Detroit Lions in the third preseason game, but unless something drastic changes in Gus Bradley's mind, there's nothing Bortles can do on Thursday to unseat Henne.

There are also a few other starting lineup changes against the Falcons, as Denard Robinson will get the start at running back and rookie Luke Bowanko will start at center, and could possibly be the opening day starter at the position. Some other changes in the starting lineup include Jacques McClendon at right guard, Cameron Bradfield at left tackle and Sam Young at right tackle.

On the defensive side of the ball, Abry Jones and Ziggy Hood will start.