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NFL Notes: 49ers, Jaguars, Titans

49ers

  • Nick Wagoner writes that rookie George Kittle and veteran Logan Paulsen have both carved out roles in the team’s offense, which leaves Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell competing for roles.
  • According to Wagoner, the expectation is that both rookie DL Solomon Thomas and LB Reuben Foster will secure starting jobs in the coming weeks.

Jaguars

  • According to Michael DiRocco, waiving QB Blake Bortles is an option if the Jaguars elect to go with veteran Chad Henne as their starter.
  • If Bortles loses the job to Henne, it creates an interesting situation, considering that Jacksonville picked up his fifth-year option worth $19 million and would be on the hook for this figure in 2018 if he were to get hurt.
  • DiRocco writes that the Jaguars could take a similar approach to what the Redskins did with Robert Griffin III a few years and make Bortles their No. 3 quarterback with Brandon Allen serving as their backup on gameday.

Titans

The Titans are now much deeper at the receiver position, which has led to some speculation that veteran Harry Douglas could be on the roster bubble.

However, Titans HC Mike Mularkey referred to Douglas as being “invaluable” to them in the locker room and on the field.

“Invaluable. He’s a coach in the locker room and on the field,” Mularkey said, via the Tennessean. “He does everything right. He’s a guy to follow. He’s had a productive career. He’s played a long time for a reason. Harry’s been very productive.

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