JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The bye week is over and it's back to work for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they prepare to face the Indianapolis Colts for the second time this year.
In week three, these teams met at EverBank Field, with the Colts jumping out to a 30-0 lead at the half and bringing on the start of the Blake Bortles era. The rookie quarterback threw a pair of second-half touchdowns and on Wednesday said he's excited about getting another shot at an opponent, something he never had the chance to do in college.
When Bortles and the offense take the field on Sunday there will be some changes in the lineup. Allen Robinson will be sidelined after an injury landed him on the injured reserve list. That opens up some opportunities for Marqise Lee to make some plays in the final six games of the year. Also back in the lineup is tight end Marcedes Lewis returning from injury. This will be Bortles' first chance to throw passes to Lewis in a game and a matchup for fans to watch on Sunday.
Wednesday also marked the return of Dwayne Gratz after the cornerback missed Monday's practice. Gratz apologized to his teammates in a team meeting and also a brief media session after his arrest over the weekend in Miami Beach. The second year cornerback admits to making a mistake but still expects to play on Sunday in Indianapolis.