Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is questionable for Sunday’s opener vs. Kansas City with his right thumb injury, the club said Friday.
However, per multiple reports, Gabbert got a good deal of work at practice on Friday.
Coach Gus Bradley indicated that the club could wait until Sunday to make the call on whether Gabbert plays.
“We’re encouraged with what we saw from Blaine,” Bradley said Friday, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com. “He took steps in the right direction. It may go up until Sunday, pre-game, when we get a chance to see him. It’s important to see how he comes out the next couple of days.”
Gabbert, 23, suffered the injury in the Jaguars’ preseason game vs. the Jets. The third-year quarterback from Missouri played well in his limited action against New York, completing 13-of-16 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown.
“It’s a day-by-day thing, and we’re still evaluating it. But I did more today, and it felt great,” Gabbert said Friday, according to Ken Hornack of FoxSportsFlorida.com.
If Gabbert were unavailable, Chad Henne would get the start for Jacksonville.
In other Jaguars injury news, starting tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf) will be out Friday, the club said. Allen Reisner, Clay Harbor and D.J. Williams are next up on the Jaguars’ depth chart at tight end.