Jordan Palmer Familiar With Jaguars Offense

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05: Quarterback Jordan Palmer #5 during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars invited veteran quarterback Jordan Palmer to their mini-camp over the weekend on a tryout basis. Palmer impressed the coaches enough to sign on as the team's third string quarterback after the team released Dan LeFevour, who spent part of last season on the Jaguars roster. Jordan, who's older brother is Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, spent three seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals as a back up before being released last year and is familiar with Bob Bratkowski's offensive system.

It's not much of a surprise Palmer was the quarterback to stick to the roster, as coaches seem to prefer to have a guy they've worked with in the past who can assist the other quarterbacks in picking up small nuances of the system. The Jaguars haven't made it publicly known yet if they plan to carry just two quarterbacks into the regular season as the have quite a few times in the past, but Palmer will look to make another impression on the coaches when OTA's roll around and training camp starts.

Palmer has a bit of a leg up on Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, as he's played under Bratkowski calling plays before. While Palmer has just a handful of game experience in the NFL with the Bengals, it's likely he's someone Bratkowski will want around in the meeting room for at least training camp. It's highly unlikely that Palmer will push Henne for the Jaguars No. 2 quarterback spot but if he can play well enough in training camp and the preseason he may stick as the third quarterback.

As I mentioned, in the past the Jaguars have kept just two quarterbacks, but after the 2010 NFL season when the Jaguars dealt with injury after injury at the quarterback position, the team has tried to carry three.

It's unknown if the Jaguars will bring in another camp arm for training camp.

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