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Gabbert saw the field for the first time this season Sunday, completing 3-of-7 pass attempts for 38 yards and a touchdown in the blowout loss to the Broncos.

Gabbert was called into action once the game was well out of hand, so little should be read into his rare appearance Sunday. Barring a serious injury to starter Colin Kaepernick, Gabbert will remain on the bench going forward.

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Gabbert had X-rays on his right shoulder Thursday, but they came back negative, CSN Bay Area reports.

Gabbert seems to be the likely candidate to back up Colin Kaepernick at this point, in spite of Josh Johnson's preseason push to overtake Gabbert. Despite injuring his shoulder on Thursday, Gabbert seems to have enough time to rest before the 49ers open their season against the Cowboys next Sunday.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 4 Months

Gabbert had his finest game of the preseason Sunday, completing 7-of-11 pass attempts for 66 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Chargers.

There was pressure on Gabbert to perform Sunday after struggling mightily in his previous two starts, but the former first round pick finally came through with a strong performance Sunday. There were rumblings that Josh Johnson could leap frog Gabbert on the depth chart, but Sunday's strong showing should silence those talks for at least another week. It should be noted that Gabbert will be owed $2 million whether the 49ers keep him or not, so he is all but a lock for the backup position behind Colin Kaepernick.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 4 Months

Gabbert completed 8-of-14 pass attempts for 40 yards and an interception in Sunday's preseason loss to the Broncos.

Gabbert's completion percentage was an improvement from last week, but his accuracy problems were still an issue, missing a few passes badly, one of which was picked off. There are rumblings that Josh Johnson may overtake Gabbert on the depth chart, and Gabbert isn't doing anything positive on the field to help his case. The only thing working in his favor is that the 49ers would still owe him the $2 million guaranteed in his contract if they were to cut him. Gabbert should enter week 3 of the preseason as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 4 Months

Gabbert will be the second quarterback entering Sunday's preseason game against the Broncos, the Sacramento Bee reports.

After his abysmal 3-for-11 performance last week against Baltimore, there were rumblings that Josh Johnson could surpass Gabbert on the depth charts. But coach Jim Harbaugh came out this week and gave a vote of confidence for Gabbert and stated that he will be the second quarterback on the depth chart this week. This doesn't mean Gabbert will be the backup come week one, but the $2 million guaranteed in his contract will almost force the 49ers' hand in this position battle.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 4 Months

Gabbert was atrocious in Thursday's preseason opener, completing just 3-of-11 pass attempts for 20 yards and an interception.

Gabbert didn't look any different than he has with the Jaguars for the past three seasons. It was generally accepted that he was a lock for the backup quarterback position this season, but after the game coach Jim Harbaugh indicated that the situation is "murky" going forward. This will be a situation to monitor leading up to the regular season.

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49ers acquired QB Blaine Gabbert from the Jaguars for a sixth-round pick.

We're stunned the Jags could get even that. Perhaps the biggest first-round bust of the post-lockout era, Gabbert withers in the face of pressure like few in recent memory. That being said, he's now the favorite for No. 2 duties in San Francisco. Colt McCoy is a free agent. If anyone can salvage Gabbert's career, it's coach Jim Harbaugh, but there's no reason to believe Gabbert will ever develop into even a serviceable backup. He just doesn't have an NFL skill-set.

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Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell expects Blaine Gabbert to return to the roster in 2014.

Unless this is just GMSpeak, the Jaguars apparently like Gabbert as a backup. "At the very least he's a very good backup and he's under contract, so there's no reason why not to keep him here," Caldwell said. "There's no downside. ... We would like to have him back. We feel that he's under contract and he's made great strides this year. You guys probably haven't seen a lot of it because it's been mostly through our practice." Not probably. We definitely didn't see it.

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The Florida Times Union expects the Jaguars to either release or trade Blaine Gabbert.

Gabbert seems delusional, however. "I plan on being back and competing for the job," Gabbert said. "I'll be here [April 21] when we start over and go through the offseason program with the same coach." No, Blaine, you probably won't. Gabbert is due a little over $2 million in the final year of his rookie deal and didn't play a single snap after Week 5. Chad Henne will likely return as the Jaguars' backup. The team will address the starting quarterback spot in the draft or free agency.

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Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) has been cleared for full practice.

Now the question is if the Jags will ever go back to the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Gabbert showed no signs of improvement when active earlier this season, completing 42-of-86 passes (48.8 percent) for 481 yards with one touchdown and seven interceptions. His 36.0 passer rating would be dead last in the league by nearly 20 points if he had enough attempts to qualify. Chad Henne is fully expected to start Sunday's game against the Niners in London.