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Jaguars QB Blake Bortles recovering from wrist surgery

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had surgery on his right wrist last week to fix a problem that kept him on the injury report all season.

The team confirmed the surgery Tuesday. ESPN first reported the surgery.

Bortles dealt with the issue in his throwing wrist throughout the season. He appeared on the injury report every week but did not miss a practice or a game.

Jacksonville picked up the fifth-year option in Bortles' rookie contract last year, guaranteeing him $19 million in 2018 if he's on Jacksonville's roster the first day of the league year in March. The Jaguars are prohibited from cutting Bortles if he's hurt or recovering from an injury.

Bortles completed 60 percent of his passes in 2017, with 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also was sacked a career-low 24 times.

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Updated January 30, 2018

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