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Jaguars place Nick Foles on IR, acquire Josh Dobbs

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles went on injured reserve on Monday after getting injured on Sunday.

Nick Foles was injured early in Sunday’s game. He suffered the injury when Kansas City Chiefs lineman Chris Jones drove him into the ground. Foles had a broken left clavicle and underwent surgery on Monday.

The earliest that Foles can return is mid-November. Rookie quarterback Garnder Minshew will fill in for Foles.

“We look forward to him coming back, obviously when that opportunity presents itself,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone told Michael DiRocco of ESPN. “I know that he wants to be heavily involved with the quarterback room and helping Gardner. Shoot, he said that during the game yesterday. He wanted to come back out [on the sideline] and be able to help. It’s just unfortunate something like that occurs.”

Foles completed five passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in his Jaguars debut. Minshew completed 22 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

The Dobbs acquisition

With Foles going on IR, the Jaguars acquired Josh Dobbs in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers will get the Jaguars fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft as part of the trade, according to Teresa Varley of the Steelers website.

Dobbs was the Steelers third quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. Last season he completed six passes for 43 yards and had an interception in five games. He also rushed for 11 yards.

The addition of Dobbs is good for the Jaguars. Dobbs will give the Jaguars much needed depth at quarterback. The bad news is that Dobbs won’t be playing while Foles is out. Dobbs is a veteran and Minshew, who will be playing, is a rookie.

Dobbs and Minshew should split playing time until Foles returns. That way Minshew can learn and progress and Dobbs can get some playing time.

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