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Blaine Gabbert returns to practice, “progressing as planned”

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Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert said last week that he was on track to start in Week One despite a hairline fracture in his thumb and things have stayed that way this week with Gabbert making his return to practice on Monday.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said that Gabbert is “progressing as planned” and that he threw the ball on Monday without going through team drills with his teammates. Bradley said that he liked what he saw from Gabbert, but cautioned that it will take a couple of days before he’s ready to say for sure that the man he named the starting quarterback last month will be the starting quarterback in the season opener.

“This is what we expected to see,” Bradley said, via the team’s website. “I think Wednesday will be a big sign to see if he’s still in the right direction. Even after today, we’ll see how his thumb came out of it.”

If Gabbert does not continue to progress to Bradley’s satisfaction, Chad Henne will get the nod for the game against the Chiefs.

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8 Responses to “Blaine Gabbert returns to practice, “progressing as planned””
  1. billyjaguar says: Sep 2, 2013 2:39 PM

    Blaine will play. Its his make or break year. If he cant beat the Raiders in week two though….

  2. jimthebuilder27 says: Sep 2, 2013 3:20 PM

    Good thing he’s a Jaguar, he has as many lives as a cat!

    Seriously, how many chances is this guy going to get?

  3. afcdomination says: Sep 2, 2013 3:50 PM

    he is going to be pressured all day by Houston hali and if he steps into the pocket at all, Dontari Poe.

    then you are throwing against one of the best secondary groups in the AFC(top 5).

    good luck with that one blane. this game should* show just how awful of a head coach romeo was.

  4. whodey420 says: Sep 2, 2013 5:08 PM

    Tebow is available. lol

  5. sportsbastard says: Sep 2, 2013 6:55 PM

    I have a weird feeling that Gabbert may surprise Jag fans (for the better) this season. Not saying he’s gonna be Peyton 2.0, but once drunko gets back on the field with Shorts, and improvement on the OL (Joeckel) it isn’t a terrible situation to be in as a QB. (I’m looking at you Raiders)

  6. dolphan1968 says: Sep 2, 2013 8:01 PM

    Bring on Tebow, alot better than what they have.Plus he will sell tickets something this franchise doesn’t seem to care about!

  7. blancodiablo says: Sep 3, 2013 12:02 AM

    Yeah, sorry Dolphan1968. We cant rely on Tebow to sell tickets anymore than Miami can rely on a team from 40+ years ago to help sell theirs. Let me know when you are a fan of a team worthy of criticizing someone else.

  8. i10east says: Sep 3, 2013 1:04 AM

    A Dolphin fan talking about another team needing to sell tickets, SMH….

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