It is highly likely that the Jacksonville Jaguars will be without the services of Blaine Gabbert when the team travels to Denver this week. Whether the team will be without his services past this particular game is not known yet.
Gabbert has what coach Gus Bradley called a “hamstring strain, grade two and will be avaluated week to week, but is most likely out this week.
Despite conflicting stories across the Internet between NFL.com and Bigcatcountry.com, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said at his press conference that Gabbert would likely be out this week.
But he would not speculate on what will happen when the Jaguars face San Diego at home on October 20.
While there are plenty of things Bradley and the coaching staff saw as positive from Sunday, the team still needs to get a win under their belt. The team needs to remain focused on getting better each week, improving in the areas of coverage on defense and keeping control of the ball. The Jaguars had four fumbles on the day.
Injuries continue to be a area of concern and something that has plagued this team. During his press conference, Bradley pointed to these injuries in particular...
Luke Joeckel will have surgery sooner than later on his broken right ankle he suffered on Sunday.
The injury came on a routine running play where Joeckel was blocking and had his right leg rolled up on. It was an injury that apparent immediately and the rookie left tackle was carted off the field and to the dressing room.
“I have talked to him several times since the injury…my heart goes out to him. It’s tough on him,” Bradley said.
Tight end Allen Reisner has an MCL knee sprain and will be out 4-6 weeks. Bradley wavered a bit on his comments, hedging that the injury would be closer to the six week mark rather than sooner.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis is getting better, but not to a point where the is a timetable for his return. Should he not be able to go, Clay Barbour will start for the team on Sunday.Lewis has been dealing with a calf injury since training camp and the preseason.
Mike Brown and Dwayne Gratz might get some time on the practice field this week with the anticipation of maybe playing this coming week. Things are still “up in the air,” according to Bradley, but the team is encouraged by the progress they have made.