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Jaguars linebacking corps incomplete, and other notes from practice | jacksonville.com
One of the best players on the Jaguars defense wasn't at practice today. Linebacker Daryl Smith didn't appear during the portion of practice open to the media. His injury is unknown. Linebacker Clint Session was at practice, but wasn't in with the first team when those drills began. He's had a brace on his right elbow all week.

Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin doesn't like questions about the Jaguars-Steelers playoff game | jacksonville.com
Caused a stir with a tweet earlier about Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hanging up on us during the conference call, so here's a little context to it. First, understand, the playoff game between the Steelers and the Jaguars that followed the 2007 season had big implications for this franchise.

Jaguars Notebook: Del Rio always wary of Big Ben | jacksonville.com
As soon as Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio heard talk that Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might not play last weekend, he expected a big game out of Big Ben. "He just seems to play well in those circumstances, has throughout his career," Del Rio said

Jaguars seek new direction with Harris at punter | jacksonville.com
Nick Harris is no stranger to directional punting. Harris, 33, who spent the last seven seasons with the Detroit Lions before being cut at the end of training camp this season, practiced for the first time with the Jaguars on Wednesday after being signed to replace Matt Turk.

Things to emphasize for Blaine Gabbert - AFC South Blog - ESPN
As Blaine Gabbert endures growing pains, here are some things the Jaguars might want to consider out of the Next Level packet from ESPN Stats & Info: Really concentrate on getting him some options between 10 and 20 yards downfield, an area I’d like to see Marcedes Lewis come to life. He’s 7-for-22 for 111 yards with a TD and a pick. Gabbert has a league worst 5.0 yards per attempt on such passes, with a NFL-worst QBR of 7.9 and a 45.8 passer rating (second worst).