While the next head coach wont be tied to quarterback Blake Bortles, the team is likely to stick with him in 2017, and they need to get him some protection in April. The University of Alabama is loaded with talent, and plenty of their players should go in the first round next April. If the Jaguars want to bolster their offensive line, they should look to Cam Robinson, who grades out to be a dominant left tackle at the next level. Robinson has been the main man on the Crimson Tide offensive line for two years now, and would give Bortles the kind of protection he lacking on his blind side. This team was supposed to challenge for a playoff spot in 2016, but they have been one of the bigger disappointments in football. Bortles may not be the long-term answer at the position, but if the team sticks with him one more year, they could possibly get an arm in the 2018 draft if need be. Robinson is going to be a great pro at the tackle position, and whoever is under center next season will benefit from having him leading the way on the offensive line. Jonathan Allen DL, Alabama The Chicago Bears took another loss on Sunday, though the team is playing better football with Matt Barkley under center. While no word has been made as to whether the team will head into the 2017 season with him as the starter, Barkley has played surprisingly well, and will definitely be at least the teams backup next season.
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defense policy bill that suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan. Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan". In a statement late Sunday, China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged a protest with the United States over the Taiwan content of the act and expressed its strong opposition. Taiwan is Chinese territory and purely an internal matter, the ministry said. It noted that the part of the defense policy bill referring to Taiwan was not legally binding, but said it was an interference with China's internal affairs that China could not accept. "We urge the U.S. side to abide by its promises made to China on the Taiwan issue, stop U.S.-Taiwan military contacts and arms sales to Taiwan, to avoid damaging Sino-U.S. ties and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait." China was upset earlier this month after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talked by telephone with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.