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RTC: Gabbert has long injury history

9/10/2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is only in his third season, but he's got an injury history befitting a grizzled veteran.

As Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union writes, the cut on the back of his throwing hand that will keep him out of Sunday's game at Oakland is the latest in a string of injuries. Gabbert played through a toe injury in 2011 and also battled shoulder and forearm injuries last season, the latter of which landed him on injured reserve.

He sprained his right ankle on the third day of training camp and suffered a fractured right thumb during the Jaguars' second preseason game on Aug. 17. He cut his hand late in Sunday's game against Kansas City.

Here are some other pieces of content from around the web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:

Content from this blog includes news about cornerback Dwayne Gratz's left high ankle sprain that will keep him out for three weeks as well as injury updates on guard Will Rackley and tight end Marcedes Lewis and the Jaguars receiving permission from the NFL to bring suspended receiver Justin Blackmon to California next week.

There's also a piece on whether backup quarterback Chad Henne would be a better option for the Jaguars' offense than Gabbert regardless of the injury situation.

Linebacker Kyle Knox is one of Peter King's Goats of the Week for catching a Bryan Anger punt instead of letting it roll for extra yardage.

Because of the Jaguars' miserable offensive performance against the Chiefs (178 total yards), the Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi is imploring the team to sign free-agent quarterback Tim Tebow.

According to NFL Nation Oakland Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez, Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn't playing any games this week when it comes to naming a starting quarterback. Terrelle Pryor, who accounted for 329 total yards against Indianapolis on Sunday, will be the Raiders' starter going forward.

As the Raiders begin preparations for the Jaguars, Gutierrez notes that the Raiders are relatively injury free.