With QB Bortles Ailing, Jaguars Sign Tuel to Practice Squad
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Washington State University quarterback Jeff Tuel to their practice squad, giving them a third quarterback in case Blake Bortles can't play this week because of a sprained throwing shoulder.
Bortles injured his right shoulder early in a 38-31 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. He finished the game, completing 23 of 33 passes for 303 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.
Bortles is not expected to practice Wednesday, leaving backup Chad Henne to get first-team repetitions while Tuel runs the scout team.
The Jaguars claimed Tuel off waivers from Buffalo in June. He spent training camp and the preseason with Jacksonville before he was waived in August. Tuel, who started a regular-season game for the Bills in 2013, played in one preseason game this year. He completed 6 of 11 passes for 63 yards against the New York Giants.