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Tom Coughlin gushed about Nick Foles for several minutes

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JACKSONVILLE http://www.bengalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-ryan-finley-jersey , Fla. (AP) — and then had one request for his new Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback.“I hope every game in 2019 is like the Oakland game of 2013,” said Coughlin, the franchise’s top executive.That’s the game in which Foles threw for 406 yards, with seven touchdown passes, no interceptions and a perfect (158.3) quarterback rating.Foles nodded his head, smiled and turned to look at coach Doug Marrone.No pressure, Nick.The Jaguars formally introduced Foles on Thursday, hours after he signed a four-year, $88 million contract that includes $50.125 million guaranteed.Foles welcomed being a starter again, embraced his new home, and gave Jacksonville the belief it has a franchise quarterback for the first time since Mark Brunell led the team to two AFC championship games (1997, 2000).“This is a real good day,” Coughlin said. “This signing signals change and a new start for the Jacksonville Jaguars.”It also signals the end of the Blake Bortles era.Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell both said they have no regrets about giving Bortles a three-year, $58 million contract just 13 months ago. The deal included $26.5 million guaranteed and will cost the Jags $16.5 million in dead money in 2019. Jacksonville released Bortles on Wednesday Renell Wren Jersey , parting with him after five up-and-down seasons.“It was the right thing to do,” Coughlin said. “The guy took us to the AFC championship game (in 2018). There wouldn’t have been anybody that would have disputed the fact that he deserved the opportunity. … So what we did at that point in time is try to fortify our team around him. Obviously, we wish it was better, but I have no regrets about that.”Because of the financial commitment to Bortles, the Jags had to cut five veterans — including former Pro Bowl defenders Tashaun Gipson and Malik Jackson — to create enough salary cap space to sign Foles.Foles will count roughly $12 million against the cap in 2019, leaving Jacksonville about $12 million to spend frugally on a remaining free agent or two.“We have limited funds, so we’re obviously studying everything,” Coughlin said. “We’d like to think there’s a bargain or two out there that we can advantage of. That’s basically where we are.”The Jaguars need a right tackle and at least two tight ends to help Foles.Coughlin also made it clear the team has no plans to deviate from its run-first approach.“I think that Nick won’t have any trouble handing the ball off,” Coughlin said. “We believe in balance. I think it’s the factor which allows and helps the quarterback — to be able to run the ball, to be able to keep defenses off-balance, to not know whether you’re going to run or throw. … But what we truly believe is this quarterback, this young man, gives us the best chance to win.”Foles led the Eagles to four playoff victories over the last two seasons, including the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960. He earned 2018 Super Bowl MVP honors and made himself the league’s premier quarterback commodity.Foles will reunite with former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo http://www.bengalsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-michael-jordan-jersey , who was hired in January to be Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator.“Coach DeFilippo over here is someone that I’ve been on the biggest stage with,” Foles said. “We have gone through so much together. We know each other’s personalities. He knows how I like to play the game, what my tendencies are. We know how to work together, so that is something that is great.”Foles also will wear No. 7 for the first time since high school.He wanted it in college at Michigan State, but Brian Hoyer had it. He transferred to Arizona, where Willie Tuitama had it. Philadelphia drafted him in 2012, but Mike Vick had it. Foles signed with the St. Louis Rams, who retired it in honor of Bob Waterfield. He signed with Kansas City, but Aaron Murray had it. He could have donned No. 7 during his return to the Eagles, but opted to stick with No. 9.“This was the first opportunity where I could go back to my roots: my high school and my childhood and I was just playing free like that and wear my No. 7,” he said.Now, he just has to perform like he did against the Raiders in 2013.“This is where I want to finish my career and this is ultimately where we are going to put down roots,” Foles said. “I don’t know if it is ever something I’m going to be able to sit back and realize, ‘Wow Greedy Williams Jersey , that really happened.’ It’s been a wild ride, but we are so grateful for everything that happened, and we are looking forward to it continuing on.” SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Reuben Foster was one of the few bright spots as a rookie for the San Francisco 49ers, flashing the ability that made him look like a defensive building block for years to come.After an offseason of legal issues and a two-game suspension to start this season, Foster has been unable to deliver in year two for the 49ers (1-6) and is a contributing factor in the team’s defensive struggles.Foster has been missing tackles and struggling to generate big plays for a San Francisco defense that is tied for the fewest takeaways through seven games in NFL history.“Reuben is still trying to get back to where he finished last year,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “He’s not there yet. I think he’s had times where he shows it, but his consistency needs to improve and he knows that, I know that. He did miss his second offseason for things that we all know about, which is on Reuben. Then when he got here, knowing he was going to be suspended those first two games, he didn’t get as many reps there toward the end and things like that. I think there is a little bit of rust to him, not that that’s an excuse. That’s what he needs to do to find a way to get that rust off. We haven’t yet, but I expect him to as this year goes.”Foster missed more than a month of the offseason program after two arrests that led the 49ers to tell him to stay away from the facility while he dealt with the legal problems. Most of those charges were eventually dropped http://www.brownsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-sione-takitaki-jersey , with Foster having to complete a first-time offender diversion course on a marijuana charge and being sentenced to two years’ probation, 232 hours of community service, and $235 in fines for a weapons charge.But Foster missed practice time and then was suspended for the first two games of this season. He hasn’t looked like the impact linebacker he was as a rookie but his coaches remain confident in his ability.“He missed the first couple of games of the year and it’s not going the way he wants and all that stuff. I do think he’s moving in the right direction,” defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said. “He did have his best practice of the year yesterday. He’s going to be fine. I get it, in this day and age, with everything needs to happen now. But, I promise you, Reuben is going to be just fine when this is all said and done. Second-year player, to push the panic button is way, way premature in my mind.”Foster has 10 missed tackles in his five games, according to SportRadar, which is tied for the second-most in the league over that span. He also has failed to record a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery or interception Sheldrick Redwine Jersey , and has just three tackles for losses.“I’d say average,” Foster said when asked to assess his play. “But it can get a lot better. That’s what I’m keying in on, to focus and get better.”Foster’s play has been impacted a bit by a sore shoulder that has bothered him the past three weeks. Foster fell in the draft in part because of concerns about his right shoulder that have proved to be an issue early in his career.He has tried to play through the pain, although it has appeared on video that there are plays where he doesn’t have much use of his right arm. Foster said he had an MRI on the shoulder and believes he can keep playing through it and won’t need surgery after the season.“It’s on and off,” he said. “I’m just still going to fight through it. It’s just a shoulder.”NOTES: Richard Sherman said he expects to play this week after missing the last game with a calf injury that he expects will linger all season. … RB Matt Breida (ankle), DL Solomon Thomas (knee), C Weston Richburg (knee) and WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) were among the players who didn’t practice.