Blaine Gabbert QB SF 8 Months

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.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 10 Months

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.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 11 Months

Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) has resumed practicing in a limited fashion, but isn't expected to be active for Week 7.

Ricky Stanzi will back up Chad Henne against the Chargers. It's possible Gabbert won't return until after the Jaguars' Week 9 bye.

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After reviewing the Week 5 game tape Monday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was less committal about Blaine Gabbert keeping his starting job when he returns from his "popped" hamstring.

Gabbert has already been ruled out for Week 6 against the Broncos, and Bradley considers him "week to week." Said Bradley of Gabbert's grip on the starting job, "Last week I said he made a lot of good reads and we had to make plays for him. This week, I feel strongly again about Blaine, but there were missed opportunities. He needs to make the passes he does in practice. That's the next step for him." Gabbert has a 1:7 TD-to-INT ratio on the season.

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Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) has been formally ruled out for Week 6.

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported earlier Monday that Gabbert could miss an "extended period of time." Chad Henne will be a low-end QB2 against a Broncos defense that got immolated by Tony Romo in Week 5.

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Blaine Gabbert "heard his hamstring pop" in Sunday's loss, and could be sidelined an "extended period of time."

It's all the same for the Jags, who are still insisting Gabbert will be their starter when healthy, but have to know he doesn't give them their best chance to win. Not that winning is the Jags' primary concern this season. For now, they'll move forward with Chad Henne, and play slightly better football. Henne improves Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts' fantasy stock. Gabbert can be safely dropped in deeper two-quarterback leagues. Any time he leaves a game with injury, there's a chance it will be his last NFL start.

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Coach Gus Bradley insisted after Sunday's Week 5 loss Blaine Gabbert remains the Jaguars' starting quarterback when healthy.

Gabbert exited with a third-quarter left hamstring injury and didn't return. Against the Rams, Gabbert threw two interceptions, including a pick-six, and fumbled twice while trying to run around the pocket. "We just have to continue to train," said a glass-half-full Bradley. "The challenge is for our guys to play with some freedom." Fantasy owners would rather not see Gabbert play at all.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 11 Months

Blaine Gabbert left Sunday's Week 5 game against the Rams in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and will not return.

The Jags say Gabbert strained his left hamstring. But it's certainly possible they're just trying to avoid embarrassing the inept third-year man by not announcing he's been benched. Before getting "injured," Gabbert was 9-of-19 for 181 yards with one touchdown and two horrific interceptions -- one was returned for a touchdown and the other was in the end zone. He now has one touchdown and seven interceptions on the season, proving weekly that he's a backup in the NFL at best. Chad Henne is on and gives the Jags a far better chance to win.

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Coach Gus Bradley said he will stick with Blaine Gabbert as his starting quarterback.

Blaine Gabbert QB SF 11 Months

Coach Gus Bradley said he wants Blaine Gabbert to take more chances and not be as conservative.

Gabbert has a career 5.5 YPA average and 53.4 percent completion rate on 726 passing attempts, signaling that he's not completing many passes and not taking many shots down the field when he is completing them. The offensive line is partly to blame, but Gabbert sees ghosts in the pocket and checks down with the best of them. Cecil Shorts' fantasy value takes a hit with Gabbert's reinsertion into the lineup. Gabbert averaged a pitiful 3.5 YPA in Week 1.