Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Jags injury update: Gabbert throws lightly
By Michael DiRocco
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert did some light throwing on the side Wednesday for the first time since he severely cut his hand in the season opener, but coach Gus Bradley reiterated that it’s highly unlikely that Gabbert could play in Sunday’s game against Seattle.
Chad Henne and Ricky Stanzi continue to split reps with the first team, and Henne is on schedule to start.
"It’d be a stretch [for Gabbert to play]," Bradley said "We took out some of the stitches. He came out here and threw real light just to see. We’re going to have him do some agility-type drills and maybe just throw on the side, but no competition-type things."
An updated injury report, and it’s a pretty long list:
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle), tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf), receiver Mike Brown (back) and cornerback Alan Ball (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.
Guard Uche Nwaneri (knee), receiver Stephen Burton (hip), receiver Ace Sanders (ribs), linebacker J.T. Thomas (hamstring), defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee) and guard Will Rackley (knee) were limited.
Center Brad Meester and defensive end Jason Babin were given the day off.
Bradley said Lewis did some running on Tuesday, but he had his left calf wrapped when he walked to the practice field at San Jose State University. Lewis hasn’t practiced since he aggravated a previous calf injury during practice on Sept. 5. Bradley said Lewis was going to participate in more aggressive drills on Wednesday.
"He worked out, and he still felt a little bit," Bradley said. "I think with Marcedes it’s just a feel that he had it [a calf injury in the preseason], and then he came back and re-strained it and now it feels good again, so it’s just developing confidence in it."
Lewis missed only three games in his previous seven seasons but has missed two already in 2013.