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Justin Blackmon suspended four games
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:17pm
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Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:26am
Jaguars likely to stick with Blaine Gabbert as starter
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12:12pm
Of Gabbert’s struggles last season before he got hurt, Caldwell said, “That was his second year. What were they saying about other quarterbacks after their second year? We’re looking for improvement [in his third year]. We need to build around him. We’ll upgrade whenever we can upgrade.’’
Head coach Gus Bradley said he has visited with Gabbert and said, “He’s been very impressive so far in our conversations.’’
Gabbert averaged 182 yards, 1.0 TDs and 0.7 INTs in his first nine starts in 2012. He completed 58% of his passes. After Gabbert went down, Chad Henne averaged 268 yards, 1.4 TDs and 1.4 INTs in seven games. He completed only 54% of his passes. At first glance, it looks as if Caldwell's decision to stick with Gabbert will hurt the Jacksonville passing game as a whole, and that means we'll have to downgrade WRs Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon.
Cecil Shorts placed on IR
Monday, December 24, 2012, 11:25pm
Not so fast -- Cecil Shorts will "be smart" about concussion
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:53pm
Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (concussion), who missed the Jets game, was cleared to do limited practice work, but his status for Sunday in Miami remains undetermined. He was injured late in the loss to Buffalo and didn’t start feeling symptoms until the plane ride home.
“It was rough on the plane and pretty much all last week, especially early in the week; it was pretty bad,” he said. “But right now, I’m feeling better. We’ll see how the rest of the week progresses.
“I wasn’t freaked out, but it was frustrating because there isn’t anything you can do for it — it’s not like a leg that you can ice,’’ he said. “You can’t get treatment for your brain. You just need to rest.”
Shorts wasn’t allowed to attend the Jets-Jaguars game, forcing him to watch at home. But seeing teammate Laurent Robinson struggle with four concussions, Shorts understands the caution. “[Robinson] told me to take my time and not rush back — he’s an example and [former linebacker] Clint Session is an example,” Shorts said. “I’m definitely going to be smart about this. As much as I want to play and would like to play, my health is more important.”
Cecil Shorts ruled out vs. Jets
Friday, December 7, 2012, 1:06pm
Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon return to practice
Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:17pm
Owners can keep them in their starting lineups for now. We'll continue to monitor their progress this week.
Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon sit out Thursday
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:34pm
Mid-week downgrades are usually a bad sign. We'll see how the duo progresses this week, but as far as Thursday night goes, we'd start Lance Moore rather than risk waiting on either Shorts or Blackmon.
Jaguars place Blaine Gabbert and Laurent Robinson on IR
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 12:25pm
Chad Henne will start at QB for Jags
Monday, November 19, 2012, 2:36pm
Chad Henne will start at QB Sunday for the Jags. Based on performance Sunday.
Henne put up great numbers against a tough Texans defense, and this week has some potential against the Titans. It sounds like he has the job regardless of Blaine Gabbert's availability. The Jags offense seemed much better under Henne, and this week's matchup against the Titans, as well as Week 13 vs. Buffalo, are very favorable. He also has good matchups Weeks 15 and 16 (Miami and New England). WRs Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts will move up in the rest-of-season rankings coming out on Tuesday, but it's hard to have too much confidence in the Jaguars offense without seeing it again.
Monday, September 17, 2012, 2:37pm
Jags coach Mike Mularkey says WRs need to do better job with route-running, being more decisive. Rookie Justin Blackmon cited for that. Got to be "more patient."