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The Jacksonville Jaguars are in midseason form

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been consistently bad for quite some time now. It’s preseason, so the weight of what you see shouldn’t be taken too seriously, but the Jaguars missed some easy plays on Thursday.

First, they were set up nicely at the Tampa Bay 23-yard line with a 31-yard punt return by Keelan Cole.

From there, Chad Henne threw a pair of dimes that were dropped by the receivers.

The drive was finished with a shanked field goal by Jason Myers.

All of this came after Blake Bortles exited the game after an 8-for-13 performance with 65 yards.

Even when Jacksonville shows some type of decent play at quarterback, the receivers aren’t able to handle the ball. They’re looking like it’s Week 8 already.

Sure, it’s only two preseason games, and sure, Glennon has been with the ones, while rookie Mitchell Trubisky has been mostly with the threes, but has Glennon done anything to stand out during his time?

Has Glennon even done anything to separate himself from Trubisky in training camp?

I could see if Glennon was lighting it up in practice, or playing smart mistake free football during preseason, but that’s not happening. He’s had some bad throws. He’s missed some wide open receivers. His ball placement isn’t that hot. He looks very mechanical back there, and part of that is just because he’s not that great an athlete, but there are plenty of poor athletes that have had success at quarterback.

If I’m in a rebuild, like the Bears are, and there isn’t a drastic gap in play between Glennon and Trubisky, then you play the rookie.

Glennon may have committed more of the playbook to memory, but if he can’t execute the playbook, does it matter?

Injury roundup: Arian Foster starts camp on PUP lis

Here are other injuries we are monitoring Friday:

1. Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (ankle) and wideout Marqise Lee (hamstring) did not take part in practice Friday. Yeldon was reportedly limping around the locker room Thursday because of an issue with new cleats. No better time than training camp to break those in.

2. Orlando Scandrick will soon head back to the field for the Dallas Cowboys, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Scandrick is coming off ACL and MCL injuries.

3. The Baltimore Ravens’ misfortune with tight ends might be continuing. Crockett Gilmore is headed for an MRI after injuring his hamstring in practice.

4. Julio Jones participated in individual drills, but sat out the rest of practice, the Atlanta Falcons announced. Coach Dan Quinn said Jones will be full-go in a day or so after suffering an undisclosed minor injury Thursday.

5. The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver Marcus Easley, defensive end Shaq Lawson, wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive tackle Kyle Williams on the PUP list. The Bills also moved linebacker Manny Lawson and wide receiver Kolby Listenbee to the non-football injury list. The team placed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, defensive back Jonathan Dowling, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson and running back Karlos Williams on the non-football illness list, too.

Regarding Lawson, general manager Doug Whaley told reporters the linebacker suffered an “upper body injury” while working out prior to camp. The GM said there’s no timetable for Lawson to return at the moment.

6. Denver Broncos defensive lineman Sylvester Williams will have his shoulder examined while defensive lineman Phillip Taylor will undergo an MRI on his left knee, coach Gary Kubiak announced.

7. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left practice early with an apparent left arm injury. Coach Mike Zimmer quelled concerns about the wideout’s health after practice: “He made a great catch and it wasn’t his left hand or wrist, I can tell you that. I don’t think it’s anything concerning, but they’re taking a look at it.”

8. The Detroit Lions announced they have moved safety Don Carey and linebacker DeAndre Levy to the non-football injury list.

9. The Oakland Raiders placed running back Roy Helu on the reserve/injured list and will be releasing him.

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones couldn’t fully enjoy his offseason — not if the team’s white-knuckle playoff loss to the Steelers was on tape somewhere near by.

“We kicked they ass the whole game; that’s all I can say,” Jones said Thursday, via ESPN.com. “And it hurt me to my heart that we let it go like that.

“(But) it’s over with. It’s in the past.”

Jones added: “We’re going to be motivated anyway because we want to get out of the first round. So whoever it’ll be, when we get there, hopefully we can take out all our frustration and anger on the field, and keep it on the field and win the game. We’ll see.”

While this won’t necessarily be a popular opinion, seeing a player like Jones so driven and committed to bringing the Bengals another round deeper into the playoffs makes us appreciate head coach Marvin Lewis even more. We ask coaches to build a culture and bring along players that other coaches could not or did not, and Jones is a shining example of what Lewis was able to over his time in Cincinnati.