Nick Foles gets time away from Jaguars OTAs

Quarterback takes time off due to personal reasons

By Justin Barney - Sports Editor, Brian Jackson - Digital sports reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles will miss Jaguars organized team activities due to personal reasons the team said Tuesday. 

The Jaguars said that Foles was excused and didn't announce a timetable for his return. Coach Doug Marrone called Foles' absence a personal situation and said the team's thoughts are with Foles and his family.

The biggest free agent signing in franchise history, Foles has drawn praise from coaches and teammates since coming to Jacksonville. He signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the team in the offseason. 

OTAs are voluntary attendance and players are not required to attend. 

While Foles is out the Jaguars will split practice reps with the remaning quarterbacks on the roster. This will be an opportunity for Tanner Lee, Alex McGough or Gardner Minshew to take hold of the back-up quarterback position behind Foles.

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