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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Blake Bortles, Telvin Smith on Sports Illustrated Midseason All-Underrated Team

Blake Bortles and Telvin Smith are quietly putting together a very stellar season and more stories for your Friday morning.

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Sports Illustrated includes Blake Bortles and Telvin Smith on Midseason All-Underrated Team -
Every year, there are players both overrated and underrated in the NFL. And while the overrated list tends to get under people's skin, it's the underrated list that bears watching. This is where you could see the next generation of great players, and at the very least it contains players who definitely deserve more recognition than they're getting right now.

Gap between New York Jets QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith wider than ever -
A few thoughts on New York Jets coach Todd Bowles' announcement that Ryan Fitzpatrick, despite having a torn ligament in his left thumb, will start on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive growth allows patience with Julius Thomas -
When the Jacksonville Jaguars made the move to sign tight end Julius Thomas, the fanbase and local media expected him to be the focal point of the team's offense. Due to a hand injury and a bit of bad luck, Thomas has taken a backseat. The veteran and former Pro Bowl selection missed the first four regular season games of his Jaguars tenure and has not been much of a factor when on the field in the three contests he's played in.

Gus Bradley still hasn't decided on his starting cornerbacks -
Wednesday, the Jaguars held their first padded practice since their bye-week. As most of the team worked to get tightened up for their upcoming match-up against the Jets, the cornerback position remained wide open.