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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Khan enthusiastic over Blake Bortles

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is encouraged by the direction of the franchise despite three straight losing seasons and more team news.

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Here's your Friday morning news roundup for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan enthusiastic over team because of Blake Bortles -
Shad Khan has just nine victories in his three seasons as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ owner, yet he's confident that the franchise is headed in the right direction. That's mainly because he believes general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley made the correct decision to draft quarterback Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in 2014.

Is Julius Thomas worth the money for the Jaguars? -
The Jaguars' ever-present need for a pass-catching tight end is a topic that resurfaces every offseason. Even though the Jags are already overspending at the position, the team's outrageous amount of 2015 cap space allows for some big splashes in free agency. Jacksonville can afford to pay a high-priority free agent. But however pressing some might think the Jags' need for a top tight end is, does it rationalize climbing to the top of the mountain to throw money at the peak?

Where will Jaguars find line help? In the middle rounds -
It won’t happen in the first round and it might not happen in the second or third rounds. But at some point of this spring’s NFL Draft, the Jaguars would be wise to draft an offensive lineman capable of providing right tackle competition.

2015 NFL free agency tracker -
It’s tag time. And while the real heat of the offseason won’t be felt immediately, Monday, February 16, does mark a significant day in the NFL offseason. That’s because Monday is the first day teams can apply franchise and transition tags to prevent players from hitting the free-agent market when it opens March 10. The last day teams can apply the tag is March 2, with activity usually peaking late in the tag period as teams use tags on players not yet signed to long-term deals.

Gus Bradley talks Denard, Toby, and Bortles at NFL Combine -
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was at the podium this morning during the Scouting Combine.