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Sports Report: Broncos expected to sign Blake Bortles

21:36  22 september  2020
21:36  22 september  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Report : Broncos showed preliminary interest in quarterback, Blake Bortles . Well that would have been fun. You don’t look to sign a former first-round quarterback with years of starting experience to be your backup if you are head over heels over say a Drew Lock or Dwayne Haskins.

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Following quarterback Drew Lock's injury, the Denver Broncos are expected to sign Blake Bortles, sources told 9 News' Mike Klis.

The plan is for Bortles to go through COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols until Friday before officially joining the club on a one-year, veteran-minimum deal, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

The 28-year-old could be active as Denver's No. 2 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Klis adds.

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As the NFL's new year officially opened, Blake Bortles ' tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars officially ended. Bortles , the third overall pick in 2014 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, was released as expected , the team announced Wednesday, effectively Broncos WR Courtland Sutton sustains AC joint sprain.

The future of quarterback Blake Bortles is uncertain amid reports that he will be released. It looks like Nick Foles will be sporting black and teal colors in 2019. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rappaport, the 30-year-old is expected to ink a four-year, million deal with million guaranteed.

After five inconsistent campaigns with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected him third overall in 2014, Bortles signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams last March to be Jared Goff's backup. He played briefly in just three contests, attempting two passes.

Jeff Driskel, who replaced Lock following his injury, is expected to start Week 3. Driskel went 18-of-34 passing for 256 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception versus the Pittsburgh Steelers after taking over.

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Brett Rypien named Broncos starting QB against New York Jets .
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Brett Rypien kept his head up when he went undrafted out of Boise State. He didn't get discouraged when he twice got cut by the Denver Broncos. He didn't flinch when the Broncos valued Brandon Allen over him last year to serve as a backup to Joe Flacco and then Drew Lock. Rypien's determination didn't waver when the Broncos signed Jeff Driskel last off-season or Blake Bortles last week. “I wouldn’t necessarily say discouraged, no,” Rypien said after being named the starter for the Broncos’ game against the New York Jets on Thursday night in a matchup of reeling 0-3 teams.

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