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Jaguars news roundup 8/16

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Jaguars Notebook: Rookie safety Johnathan Cyprien set to make debut |
Safety Johnathan Cyprien, who was sidelined until last Monday because of a hamstring pull he suffered just before the start of training camp, will make his first start for the Jaguars on Saturday night at the New York Jets.Cyprien, a second-round draft pick who suffered the injury while running on his own in Miami, was penciled in as the starter at the strong safety spot from the first day of organized team activities. He will get limited reps because he’s still not 100 percent.Coach Gus Bradley said Cyprien has looked good in his one week of practicing.

Jaguars' QB order unchanged: Blaine Gabbert to start vs. Jets |
Blaine Gabbert hasn’t won the Jaguars starting quarterback race. However, he’s being given every opportunity to do so.The former first-round pick will start the team’s second preseason game at the New York Jets on Saturday night. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley announced the decision to go with Gabbert over Chad Henne following Thursday’s practice. Bradley did say that the quarterback competition to start the regular-season opener against Kansas City on Sept. 8 remains open.

Does Gabbert start show Jags' QB desire? - AFC South Blog - ESPN
The Jacksonville Jaguars will start Blaine Gabbert in their second preseason game, Saturday night on the road against the New York Jets. Gabbert was bad in the first preseason game, though he had a real lack of help and a lot of key people missing. That's surely part of the rationale for starting him again. Give him Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Blackmon, and things will get better, right? But no matter how much the Jags talk continued competition, Gabbert getting the start in this game suggests to me he's in the lead or they want him to win. Maybe they think they know exactly what they have in Henne, and need more to add to the case file for Gabbert.

Inside the Jaguars: Henne OK with Gabbert starting at Jets

Because Blaine Gabbertknows this, and because Chad Henne does, too, there once again was little reaction or teeth-gnashing when Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley announced Thursday afternoon that Gabbert will start the second game of the 2013 preseason. Big news? A game-changer in the competition? No way. At least not yet.

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