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Blake Bortles reportedly finalizing deal to sign with Rams

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles appears to have found a new team.

Bortles is finalizing a deal to sign with the Los Angeles Rams, according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.

The Rams were Bortles’ first stop after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Bortles had spent his entire career with the Jags after being drafted No. 3 overall in 2014. He had some ups-and-downs with them, with his 35-touchdown season in 2015 and a playoff win over the Steelers included in the highlights. Being benched last season for Cody Kessler was one of the down points.

With the Rams, Bortles would serve as Jared Goff’s backup. He will work with Sean McVay, who is noted for his prowess in working with quarterbacks and bringing the best out of them through his schemes and playcalls.

Bortles is a significant upgrade from Sean Mannion.

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