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Jags QBs David Garrard and Blaine Gabbert take competition into second preseason game |
Blaine Gabbert downplayed his increased repetitions with the first-team offense, but that is just his style. The reality is, the Jaguars have a very real quarterback competition. David Garrard is still in the lead and will start Friday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Over heat, Hill improving for Jaguars - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Jason Hill struggled with the Jacksonville heat early in camp. I’m not big on excuses, but I’m leaning toward giving him a pass on it because it can be oppressive to the uninitiated. He just should have been sure he was initiated before the lockout ended.

Camp dismissed; what have we learned about the Jaguars? |
When the Jaguars opened training camp July 27, shortly after the lockout ended, there were plenty of questions about the makeup of this year's roster because of no offseason workouts or free agency. After a whirlwind three-week camp that featured the addition of nine unrestricted free agents and the signing of tight end Marcedes Lewis to a long-term deal, the team is starting to come into focus. Camp ended Wednesday night with a practice with the Atlanta Falcons. So far, here's what the Times-Union's Vito Stellino learned and hasn't learned about the 2011 Jaguars:

Falcons join the mix at Jaguars practice |
On the middle practice field outside EverBank Field, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a touchdown pass to first-round draft pick Julio Jones. Seconds later, Jaguars running back Deji Karim scored on the adjacent field.

Same as Suh: Jags’ Mike Lockley fined $20,000 | ProFootballTalk
Mike Lockley, a rookie linebacker for the Jaguars, has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for a hit on Patriots wide receiver Taylor Price in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s preseason game.

A good night’s work - Jaguars news on
As Jack Del Rio sees it, the benefits are obvious. And all of the benefits a team gets practicing against another – a break from hitting teammates, a chance to test your schemes against those of another and so on – Del Rio said the Jaguars got them in the best possible environment on Wednesday night when they practiced against the Atlanta Falcons outside EverBank Field on the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields..

Hungary for the Truth: Jaguars Preseason Diary, Part II " Black and Teal | A Jacksonville Jaguars Blog
After 8 months, the Jaguars finally returned to the field for an actual NFL game last Thursday. The bad thing is, they left with a lopsided loss and surrendered 47 points to the Patriots. As the preseason is infamous for doing, the final score masks what really matters. In this case, our A/B team held their own against the Patriots A/B team, which is a completely satisfactory result this soon after returning to "normal" football life. Although there are some concerns with the first unit, I found reasons to be optimistic.

Blaine Gabbert Could Start Week 1 | August
It's still too early to tell who the Jaguars will be starting week 1 of the regular season, but all indications are that Blaine Gabbert may be in a real battle for the position with David Garrard. This report is very praising of Blaine Gabbert, and if it is indeed an accurate depiction of what's happening, David Garrard may be in trouble as the starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars: