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Blake Bortles to hold passing camp with teammates

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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is hosting some of his teammates for a passing camp in California.

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has a lot to work on this offseason to improve on a somewhat lackluster rookie season as the starter. To help kick things off, Bortles is going to hold a passing camp in California and has invited a lot of his teammates to join him.

"Anybody that runs a route and catches passes is invited," Bortles told Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. "I've talked to everybody, and everybody's in."

This means that Marqise Lee, who is attending class at USC, and Marcedes Lewis, who spends a lot of time in the offseason in California, will both be there. It's unclear if Allen Robinson, who ended the season on injured reserve, will be there but hopefully he will be.

Getting on the same page with the other young offensive players during the offseason is a fantastic idea for Bortles, which will also allow him to work on specific things like footwork and mechanics.

Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell indicated to O"Halloran that they have laid out a plan for Bortles to work on during the offseason, including his fundamentals, and hope he'll be ready to roll by the time players report back to EverBank Field.