Posted September 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback in Jacksonville's season opener against Kansas City. Gabbert had been listed as questionable for Sunday's game because of a hairline fracture in his right thumb. Gabbert injured his grip finger in a preseason game Aug. 17. Team doctors initially said he would be ready for the opener, but the coaching staff declined to name him the starter. Instead, coach Gus Bradley wanted to wait and see how Gabbert performed in pregame warm-ups before making a final call. Weather also was a determining factor. The Jaguars wanted to avoid having Gabbert throw a wet football, but the forecast called for a 10 percent chance of rain Sunday. Gabbert is 5-19 as a starter.

Jags remain unsure of Blaine Gabbert's status for opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Although the Jacksonville Jaguars are another day closer to opening their season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, they remain no closer to deciding if Blaine Gabbert is healthy enough to start at quarterback. Coach Gus Bradley said Friday that Gabbert took most of the snaps with the first-team offense but remained limited in some areas by a fracture...

Jaguars QB Gabbert questionable for opener against Chiefs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is questionable for Sunday's season opener against Kansas City. Although Gabbert practiced for the fourth consecutive day without any setbacks Friday, coach Gus Bradley says his status will be a game-day decision. Gabbert is recovering from a hairline fracture in his right thumb. He missed the final two...

Jaguars' Injury Report: Blaine Gabbert, Mercedes Lewis, Maurice Jones-Drew

The Jacksonville Jaguars open up their season against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Unfortunately, headlining their injury list is the 'questionable' status of their starting quarterback, Blaine Gabbert. The team will already be without second-year receiver Justin Blackmon because of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Here is...

Jaguars' Blaine Gabbert Progressing as Planned

Head Coach Gus Bradley anointed Blaine Gabbert the starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars after a strong preseason performance against the New York Jets. However in the same game Gabbert suffered a fracture to his thumb causing him to miss the next preseason games.  Bradley said that Gabbert was progressing as planned, but advised that the team would analyse how the...

Five keys to a Jaguars victory against the Chiefs

It’s game day! After an offseason of torture, it’s finally time to get back to football. The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 PM EST today, and it’ll be Blaine Gabbert’s first opportunity of the season to prove that he was actually worth a 10th overall pick in the NFL draft. Here’s five things the Jags need to do to start the season 1-0. ...

Blaine Gabbert expected to start for Jaguars vs. Chiefs

The Jaguars expect to have Blaine Gabbert at quarterback today against the Chiefs. Although Gabbert is listed as questionable with a thumb injury Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gabbert is expected to play. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said last week that his defense was preparing for both Gabbert and Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne but Gabbert has been saying since he suffered...

Blaine Gabbert Expected To Start For Jaguars

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Blaine Gabbert (thumb) is expected to start at quarterback for the Jaguars Sunday against Kansas City.Fantasy Spin:Gabbert suffered a thumb injury during the preseason and still isn't 100 percent. The Chiefs D/ST is a strong play Sunday.

Jaguars display more offensive futility in opener

If the season opener is any indication, the Jacksonville Jaguars might want to brace for another long season. Between Blaine Gabbert's injured throwing hand, several dropped passes and a woeful offensive line, the Jaguars face plenty of issues following a 28-2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. It was the worst opener in Jacksonville's 19 seasons - and not even close...

Marcedes Lewis Ruled Out, Blaine Gabbert Questionable vs. Chiefs

One is questionable, the other definitely out for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.Either way you look at it, two major question marks for the Jacksonville Jaguars.According to, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced that starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert is questionable (thumb injury) to start against the Chiefs while starting tight end Marcedes...

Opening loss shows Jaguars still have long way to go

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Until Sunday, the last NFL team to score only two points in a game was the 1993 Cincinnati Bengals. Let the facts show their 7-2 loss to the New England Patriots dropped them to 1-12 for that season, a harsh indictment of a team headed by a former coordinator with no previous head coaching experience of which to speak in David Shula. The Jacksonville Jaguars...
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