Michael Brewster a reason to celebrate

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Jacksonville Jaguars starting left guard position is up for grabs and undrafted rookie center Michael Brewster might be able to rip it away.

Left guard Eben Britton had a pretty rough day on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, to put it kindly. Britton struggled so much, that he was benched at halftime in favor of undrafted rookie center Michael Brewster.

"Was ineffective, was struggling, and wanted to try something different," Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told reports on Monday about the halftime switch. "We put (Mike) Brewster in there and he got a little firmer than we did based on the first half and the second half. Eben (Britton) was very professional about it. Still very much of a leader on the sideline and in that locker room after the game, so we have to do that at any position to see if we can improve in what we're doing and we will do that."

Mularkey noted that the two will split reps in practice this week, with the player who has the better week of practice getting the start on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

One area Gene Smith has done well is find undrafted free agents who can contribute, but unfortunately it's been coming at the expense of some of his draft picks.

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