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Jaguars will be without Toby Gerhart in preseason opener

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The Jaguars want to give the ball to Toby Gerhart a ton this season, but they’re willing to wait.

According to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars are going to sit their new running back Friday because of a hip flexor injury.

He’s not going to play on Friday,” Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. “He’s made great progress, but we felt like at this point in time for the number of carries he’s going to get, we’d rather have the recovery time. . . .

“It’s the first preseason game. I don’t know how many carries he would’ve got. It would’ve been nice to get him four or five to get him a feel. He’ll get more carries as we go.”

The Jaguars signed Gerhart to a three-year, $10.5 million contract this offseason. The idea was to funnel the ball to Adrian Peterson’s former backup in Minnesota, finally giving him the chance to be a lead back.

But since he’s missed the last five practices, they’re going to give him time now, in hopes he’ll be ready for the workload later.

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9 Responses to “Jaguars will be without Toby Gerhart in preseason opener”
  1. ragnarthemagnificent says: Aug 6, 2014 2:09 PM

    Gerhart is a beast I wish him the best of luck in Jacksonville.

  2. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 6, 2014 2:12 PM

    Gerhart will have a lot of success as long as he can stay healthy. No need to risk this thing getting any worse in a meaningless game.

  3. thepftpoet says: Aug 6, 2014 2:14 PM

    Toby Gerhart was always a very classy guy on the Minnesota Vikings who never complained about not getting enough playing time and was a solid pass blocker.

    He was easily better than Eddie Lacy.

    You’re getting a good starting RB, Jacksonville.

  4. brandonj21 says: Aug 6, 2014 2:14 PM

    Fantasy Sleeper ….

  5. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 6, 2014 2:15 PM

    I’ve never pulled for a Jaguar before–but I will be pulling for Gerhart.

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 6, 2014 2:22 PM

    White running backs thrive Florida (Larry Csonka, Mike Alstott).

    Must be somthin in the water.

  7. micknangold says: Aug 6, 2014 2:27 PM

    “He was easily better than Eddie Lacy.”

    Good one.

  8. cardiovascularendurance says: Aug 6, 2014 2:28 PM

    I’d destroy him in arm wrestling.

  9. linemanguy74 says: Aug 6, 2014 3:34 PM

    Had problems staying healthy in Mn, when healthy is a beast

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