Foles, who underwent surgery this week to address his broken left collarbone, is targeting a return from injured reserve ahead of the Jaguars' Week 11 game against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Foles suffered a clean break of his collarbone in the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs and needed to have a plate and screws inserted into his shoulder as part of the procedure to ensure his long-term health. Before he's even cleared for on-field activity, Foles will be subjected to multiple scans over the next two months, but the quarterback believes he'll be ready to play again when he's first eligible to return from injured reserve in eight weeks. If he heals as anticipated, Foles could begin practicing prior to the Jaguars' Week 9 game against the Texans before coming off IR following Jacksonville's Week 10 bye. In the meantime, rookie Gardner Minshew is slated to serve as the Jaguars' starting quarterback.
Foles (collarbone/IR) is "loosely targeting" a return to action Week 11, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, the QB's recovery is estimated to run in the 10-12 week range, "depending how the bone heals." While Foles is out, Gardner Minshew will serve as the Jaguars' starting signal-caller, backed up by Josh Dobbs. As Foles progresses to the point that he could possibly be designated to return from IR, where Jacksonville sits in the standings and how well its offense is performing at that stage figures to influence how the team proceeds with him. He won't be rushed back, in any case, with his long-term health in mind.
Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve after Monday's successful surgery, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Foles won't be eligible to practice for the next six weeks or play in games for the next eight weeks. The Jaguars hope to get him back during the second half of the season, but Foles did mention that Sunday's injury is worse than the broken collarbone that held him out for the final eight weeks of the 2014 campaign. The Jaguars sent a fifth-round pick to the Steelers on Monday in exchange for Joshua Dobbs, who will slot in as the backup quarterback behind rookie Gardner Minshew.
Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Jaguars haven't made the transaction official, preferring to wait until after Foles has surgery Monday. The quarterback already said his current injury is worse than the clavicle fracture he suffered in 2014, which caused him to miss the final two months of that campaign. The decision to place Foles on IR will make him ineligible for games for the next eight weeks, leaving rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew as the starting quarterback for Jacksonville. The team can bring Foles back to practice six weeks after he's placed on IR, though it doesn't sound like he'll be ready at that point.
After Sunday's 40-26 loss to the Chiefs, Foles said that he'll undergo surgery on his broken left clavicle Monday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Foles added that this injury is worse than the one suffered in 2014, which wiped out the final two months of that campaign. With a lengthy recovery expected, he'll yield the starting job to rookie Gardner Minshew in the meantime. After Foles departed in the first quarter, Minshew played well, going 22-for-25 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Foles suffered a broken left clavicle in Sunday's 40-26 loss to the Chiefs, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
With that news, Foles is obviously going to miss some time, which sets the stage for Gardner Minshew to fill in as the Jaguars' starting QB while Foles is sidelined.
Foles has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a left shoulder injury, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Foles made an appearance this week on the injury report with an oblique issue but entered the weekend without a designation. He proceeded to toss a TD on the Jaguars' second possession of the game, but in the process he took a wicked hit from the Chiefs' pass rush. With X-rays on tap, the precise nature of his injury should be known in due time. Gardner Minshew will direct the Jags offense for the rest of Week 1.
Foles' oblique issue won't keep him off the field Sunday against the Chiefs, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. "We're not concerned about it," coach Doug Marrone noted Thursday of the QB's listed injury.
Marrone did acknowledge that Foles had been dealing with an oblique issue during "training," but the minor nature of the injury was underlined by the signal-caller being listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
Foles (oblique) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Per Heilman, Foles is dealing with "abdominal oblique soreness." The fact that the Jaguars indicate that the quarterback would have been able to practice fully had the team taken the field Wednesday indicates that there's not any concerns regarding Foles' status for the Week 1 matchup with the Chiefs.
Foles will appear Wednesday on the Jaguars' estimated injury report due to a sore oblique, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
The Jaguars won't hold an official practice Wednesday, but the estimated report at least acknowledges that Foles is contending with an injury, something that wasn't previously known. The injury doesn't appear to be anything overly concerning, as Palmer notes that Foles is fully expected to play Week 1 against Kansas City.
Foles completed six of 10 passes for 48 yards, a touchdown, and an interception during Thursday's 22-7 loss to Miami.
The Jaguars didn't do much of anything during their first two drives before a big pass interference call helped set up a 10-yard touchdown on a rollout from Foles to Dede Westbrook to cap off the third try. Foles threw an ill-advised pick on a broken play on the following drive and his night was over. Jaguars fans probably would have liked to see more from Foles, but he showed good chemistry with his top target, Westbrook, through his four drives and figures to be most effective when protecting the ball for a team that should rely on its defense and pounding it between the tackles. He figures to be done for the preseason before a big Week 1 showdown with the Chiefs.
Foles will play in Thursday's preseason game against Miami, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
While the extent of his playing time isn't clear, there doesn't seem to be much question about Foles making his debut in a Jacksonville uniform. He'll likely be joined by Leonard Fournette and Dede Westbrook on the first-string offense, while Marqise Lee (knee) and Alfred Blue (ankle) are listed among the nine players not expected to play.
Foles isn't in line to play in Thursday's preseason game against Philadelphia, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Coach Doug Marrone hinted at this plan Tuesday when he said he might wait until the third week of the preseason before he plays all his starters. The rest group for Thursday against Philadelphia likely includes Leonard Fournette, though we haven't seen any specifics beyond Foles.
Foles may not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, with coach Doug Marrone saying he'll likely hold some starters out of the contest, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Foles may thus miss out on a chance to face his former teammates, but he'll at least get some work in the third week of the preseason when Marrone intends to play all his healthy starters. Other candidates for rest Thursday against the Eagles include Leonard Fournette and Dede Westbrook (groin).
Foles is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Ravens.
Foles is one of the 32 players listed similarly by the Jaguars, with Dede Westbrook and Leonard Fournette among the other notables not expected to see action Thursday.
Foles rejoined the Jaguars on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Foles missed a couple days of practice due to an unfortunate family situation. He's now back with the Jaguars for OTAs.
Foles did not participate in practice Tuesday due to personal reasons and has no timetable for a return, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.
It's unclear what has led to Foles being excused from OTAs. Without Foles, the Jaguars have the opportunity to get more looks at rookie Gardner Minshew at quarterback along with Tanner Lee and Alex McGough, who signed contracts near the end of last season.
Foles is signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Foles to the Jaguars connection has been rumored since early in the offseason, but now it appears a deal will be made official once the new league year begins. The money and duration of the contract suggests that the Jaguars view Foles as a long-term solution, which should end speculation of the team using an early draft pick on quarterback. Foles completed 72 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and four interceptions over five games with the Eagles in 2018.
Foles is expected to sign with Jacksonville when the new league year opens next week, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Among quarterback-needy teams, Jacksonville is one of the few that seems to prefer a veteran over a rookie. Denver is the other team that stands out, but Foles isn't a fit now that the Broncos have an agreement in place to acquire Joe Flacco. It's expected the Jaguars will release fellow quarterback Blake Bortles, despite owing him $6.5 million in guaranteed 2019 base salary even if he isn't on the roster. Jacksonville isn't a good spot for Foles to establish fantasy value, as the team lacks a dominant pass catcher and presumably hopes to win games on the basis of its talented defense and rushing attack.
The Eagles won't use their franchise tag on Foles this offseason, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The decision officially sets Foles free and will allow him to hit unrestricted free agency in March. There's no question there will be a strong market for the former Super Bowl MVP, who should at least get the opportunity to compete for a starting role wherever he lands.
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