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Dede Westbrook expects 200 yards receiving in his first game Sunday

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook who’s recovering from a lengthy core muscle surgery has big expectations for his debut on Sunday. Westbrook told Teal & Black Blitz of SportsRadiio 930 that he expects to rack up at least 200 yards in his NFL debut on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

“My expectations are high,” said Westbrook. “I always set the standard high for myself. For me, and this has nothing to do with the Cleveland Browns at all, but my expectation is a 200-yard receiving game.”

Westbrook, who played college football at the University of Oklahoma, was selected by the Jaguars in the fourth round (110th pick overall) of the NFL Draft in April.

“Of course that’s going to come with me and Blake [Bortles] being on the same page most of the game, but at the end of the day, that’s the expectations that I have for myself this weekend,” continued Westbrook. “I think it’s possible,” he said. “I know myself and I know my capabilities.”

Bortles had a slightly different perspective.

“I don’t think you can say this is what we expect out of him, this is how many catches we expect and yards,” said Bortles. “I think it’s an opportunity for him to go out there and show what he can do. I think he got the chance to do it a little bit in the preseason before he got banged up and I know everybody around here has a lot of confidence in his ability of what he can do, so I’m excited to see that.”

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