Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars at Falcons

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars at Falcons

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

When: 7 p.m., Thursday

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

TV: WFOX

Radio: WJXL 1010-AM/92.5 FM, WGNE 99.9 FM.

FIVE JAGUARS TO WATCH

1. JASON MYERS

Myers is the only place kicker on the Jaguars' roster so he will have to handle kickoffs, field goals and point-after attempts against the Falcons. Barring some missed kicks, he will be on the 53-man roster after he steadied himself last week against Carolina (he made a field goal and both extra points) days after the Jaguars worked out two kickers. If Myers misfires on a makeable kick, he may have an interesting and stressful weekend.

2. TYLER PATMON

Patmon received a golden opportunity throughout the preseason, playing against the starters in practice and games because of injuries to Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye and Aaron Colvin. But do the Jaguars like him enough to keep him as the fourth cornerback? Patmon has six tackles and has shown the ability to play outside and over the slot receiver. If he can produce a takeaway, it may seal his spot.

3. KEELAN COLE

If Cole does not play against Atlanta, it means he is a roster lock and the Jaguars want to keep him healthy to play in Week 1, possibly as the punt returner. Cole has five catches for 132 yards (including a 97-yard touchdown) and a 31-yard punt return in the preseason. If he plays, it would behoove him to not drop a pass like the last two games.

4. LUKE BOWANKO

Bowanko has not played much football in the last two years so seeing him play center and left guard this preseason should be considered a positive development. Now about his projected role. If he doesn't win the left guard spot over Patrick Omameh, does he have a roster spot? If left guard continues to be an issue, the Jaguars should consider shifting center Brandon Linder over and putting Bowanko at center.

5. NEAL STERLING

Time may be running out for the 2015 seventh-round pick. He was a receiver as a rookie and moved to tight end before last year. …

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