Jacksonville Jaguars: Kyle Knox

RTC: Gabbert has long injury history

September, 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.

Jaguars' wait results in trade

August, 31, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars cut 21 players on Friday but didn’t have to turn in their list of cuts until 6 p.m. ET Saturday. Waiting the extra 24 hours turned out to be beneficial.

The team was able to work out a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, giving up defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith for a conditional draft pick. Even though it might turn out to be a seventh-rounder, it’s still a win for the Jaguars, who were able to get something for a player they no longer wanted anyway. The Seahawks were interested in signing Smith, but made the trade instead because they were deep in the waiver-wire order and didn’t feel Smith would last long enough for them.

The Jaguars drafted Smith in the third round in 2010, but he played in only eight games in the ensuing three seasons because of injuries. He missed his rookie season because of an Achilles tendon injury he suffered during training camp, and missed the 2011 season because of a toe injury. He played in eight games last season, making 12 tackles, before being played on injured reserve with a head injury.

This is the third transaction this week involving the Jaguars and coach Gus Bradley’s former team. The Jaguars signed former Seahawks linebacker Kyle Knox on Tuesday and former Seahawks cornerback Will Blackmon on Wednesday.

Jags add QB, LB

August, 27, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars have added a fifth quarterback to the roster after being awarded Ricky Stanzi off waivers from Kansas City.

The team also was awarded linebacker Kyle Knox from Seattle.

Starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert is out for the rest of the preseason with a hairline fracture of his right thumb. Backup Chad Henne is expected to play only 10-15 snaps in the Jaguars’ preseason finale at Atlanta on Thursday, with Mike Kafka and Matt Scott expected to receive the bulk of the playing time.

Stanzi was cut by the Chiefs on Sunday after getting beat out for the No. 3 spot by undrafted rookie Tyler Bray. Kansas City drafted Stanzi in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He has never played in a game.

Seattle waived Knox in the final cuts of the 2012 preseason and he spent the final two weeks of last season on the Seahawks’ practice squad.

To make room on the roster for Stanzi and Knox, the Jaguars cut tight end Isaiah Stanback and running back De'Leon Eskridge.

The Jaguars have now made 27 roster moves since training camp began on July 26.