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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jaguars coach Gus Bradley announced Monday Blaine Gabbert will return as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 against the Colts.

Cecil Shorts gobbled up 16 catches and 236 yards on a league-high 29 targets during Chad Henne's two starts. Gabbert's hand laceration is now healed, which will make Shorts a dicier fantasy play. Gabbert struggled to deliver footballs Shorts' way throughout 2012, and in Week 1 completed only 3-of-10 throws for 40 yards in Shorts' direction. Gabbert doesn't give Jacksonville its best chance to win, but they're not necessarily concerned with 2013 wins. This team is squarely in the hunt to go 0-16. Fire up Indy's fantasy defense.

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Blaine Gabbert (hand) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Chad Henne will start at Seattle. And our prayers are with him.

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The Florida Times Union says it would be "shocking" if Blaine Gabbert (hand) is able to play Week 3.

Gabbert did some light throwing on Wednesday but did not participate in team work. He'd be better off sitting out this week anyway. The Jaguars are going to get throttled in Seattle no matter who is under center.

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Jaguars coach Gus Bradley doesn't expect Blaine Gabbert (hand) to be ready for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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Blaine Gabbert (hand) says he's still day to day, and is uncertain for Sunday's game in Seattle.

Asked about his odds of suiting up, Gabbert said "you have to practice to play," which he has not done. It's a bit of an odd sentiment from an NFL player, especially a quarterback, as they're usually champing at the bit to get back on the practice field, and prone to overstating their odds of suiting up. It almost sounds as if Gabbert doesn't want to return before it's absolutely necessary. With Gabbert watching from the sideline, Oakland's Terrelle Pryor played through a bloodied hand Sunday, though it admittedly was not as serious as Gabbert's. Whomever starts for Jacksonville Sunday is going to get pulverized.