Jaguars news roundup 8/20

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Blaine Gabbert wins Jacksonville Jaguars QB job, out until Week 1 - ESPN
Coach Gus Bradley announced Monday that Blaine Gabbert will be the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting quarterback for the season. He will not play the rest of the preseason, however, because of a hairline fracture in his right thumb that will sideline him two weeks. Gabbert won't need surgery, but he will wear a protective brace while the bone heals. Bradley said Gabbert will be back in time to prepare as the starter for the Week 1 opener at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. "Normally a break would require surgery or six to eight weeks,'' Bradley said. "It's not the same with this injury. They feel like in two weeks he should have a chance to come back and begin his prep for Kansas City.''

Jaguars cut Massaquoi, Spitz | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars have cut receiver Mohamed Massaquoi and guard/center Jason Spitz, leaving them at 88 players.Massaquoi signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract in April when the team was made aware of Justin Blackmon’s four-game suspension to start the regular season.Spitz, in the last season of a three-year, $5.25 million deal, is a Jacksonville area native and missed last year because of a broken foot.Massaquoi will count as $65,000 and Spitz $250,000 on this year’s salary cap in "dead" money.

Big story for Gabbert begins now
Blaine Gabbert’s the guy, officially. That wasn’t unexpected, not after what we saw Saturday night in New Jersey and not if you followed the Jaguars all offseason, but it became official Monday, with Head Coach Gus Bradley announcing the decision shortly before 11 a.m. "I’m really excited that we’re going to name Blaine our starting quarterback today," Bradley said. And with that, the suspense ended. With that, Gabbert became the starter over Chad Henne, ending a competition that had been ongoing throughout the offseason and the first two preseason games, a competition that rightfully and pretty much completely overshadowed all other 2013 Jaguars Training Camp storylines.

Doctor: Jaguars' timetable for Gabbert ambitious | jacksonville.com
Twenty-two days after sustaining a broken bone in his right thumb, the Jaguars expect Blaine Gabbert to start at quarterback in the team’s regular season opener against Kansas City.But a hand and wrist specialist thinks the team is setting an ambitious timetable."Three weeks is definitely rolling the dice," said Steve Shin, a surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. "It’s a calculated risk … a pretty risky proposition."

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