Blaine Gabbert must still clear hurdles

Florida Times Union - [Full Article]

Albeit in a limited fashion, Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert worked for the first time since breaking a bone in his right (throwing) thumb Aug. 17 against the New York Jets.

Gabbert advanced to gripping the football in his hand over the weekend and during the 30 minutes practice was open to the media, he threw short passes but did not take a snap from center or the shotgun formation.

While the team is optimistic about his availability for Sunday’s season opener against Kansas City, Gabbert must clear a few more hurdles before coach Gus Bradley names him the starter.

“I did a little more than I have been [doing] and we’ll see how I feel [Tuesday],” Gabbert said. “We stretched the ball down the field a little bit, but at the same time, we were smart.”

Fantasy Impact: 

The story added that Gabbert did not take any 11-on-11 reps and the Jaguars were coy about his activity, partly because they can be (they aren’t required to issue an injury report until Wednesday) and partly because they want to keep Kansas City guessing and prepare for Gabbert and Chad Henne. Gabbert had looked good before going down, so the timing was unfortunate. He certainly has some talent around him, but there are just too many other options right now for your fantasy QB starter.

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