The Jaguars are adding another quarterback to their roster with the addition of Landry Jones, the team announced Wednesday.
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The move comes as insurance due to concerns about Blake Bortles’ health after Sunday’s 24-18 loss to the Eagles, according to ESPN. The report notes Bortles has an injury to his non-throwing (left) shoulder, though he is still expected to start against the Colts in Week 10.
Jones recently worked out for the Jaguars after spending the past five seasons with the Steelers. As the backup to Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, Jones started in five games, completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,310 yards and eight touchdowns with seven interceptions.
The depth will help the Jaguars as they struggle with their quarterbacks. Jacksonville benched Bortles during a Week 7 loss to the Texans for Cody Kessler, but Bortles remained the team’s starter for Week 8.
The Jaguars (3-5) have a bye in Week 9. They have lost four consecutive games and are in third place in the AFC South.