Jags QB Bortles out of boot

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Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is no longer using a protective boot on his foot and the team is optimistic he will start Thursday night's game against Tennessee.

"As far as I know, it's going to be Blake," Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said Tuesday, according to the team's official website.

Bortles suffered a sprained right foot on Sunday against Baltimore but played the entire game.

The rookie was sacked eight times while making his 11th consecutive start for the Jaguars.

Backup Chad Henne would start against Tennessee if Bortles is ruled out.

Henne started the first three games of the season before being replaced by Bortles, who was the No. 3 overall pick in May's draft.