Blaine Gabbert suffered an injury to his gluteus maximus muscle in the Jaguars’ loss to the Texans, but coach Mike Mularkey expects his second-year quarterback to start at Indianapolis on Sunday. Gabbert will be limited in practice Wednesday, Mularkey said, but could play a more active role after that. Gabbert underwent an MRI exam Monday. Gabbert suffered the injury, which Mularkey had speculated might be a hamstring issue, while being sacked by Houston’s J.J. Watt early in the fourth quarter. Gabbert stayed in for two more plays, then left the game and did not return.
The Jaguars’ opening home game against the Houston Texans kicked off the 2012 Honor Rows Season, with more than 500 students who earned their seat. More than 5,000 youth and their chaperones will participate in the Jaguars Foundation’s nationally recognized Honor Rows this year. The Foundation partners with 40 Jacksonville-area nonprofit agencies to provide goal-setting programs for economically and socially disadvantaged youth to earn a seat to a Jaguars home game. Since the inaugural season of 1995, a total of 67,000 Honor Rows seats have been awarded to youth, parents, staff and volunteers.
GABBERT LIKELY LIMITED Blaine Gabbert likely won’t be 100 percent in practice Wednesday. But when it comes to the Jaguars’ game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey said he expects the second-year veteran to start at quarterback despite being limited this week with a glute injury. "I would anticipate Blaine playing, yes," Mularkey said Monday.
What I think they’re thinking in the headquarters of the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon… We’ve got to stick together. Two games in, there is a lot of room for fracturing here. So we’re going to find out just how strong the glue Mike Mularkey and his staff used when they put us together through the offseason and camp is. We’re going to find out about our resolve. We bought into Mularkey when he got here. Are we still in? We need to be. There’s not a big alternative.