The toughest day of the NFL calendar came Friday for the Jaguars. And two of the decisions involved quarterback. Mike Kafka and Matt Scott, a pair of reserve quarterbacks with the team throughout 2013 training camp and preseason, were among 21 players released on Friday as the team reduced its roster to 54 players. The league requires teams’ rosters be at 53 by Saturday at 6 p.m. The Jaguars will receive a roster exemption on Saturday for wide receiver Justin Blackmon, who is serving a four-game suspension to start the regular season.
The Jaguars’ No. 3 quarterback has yet to practice with the team. Matt Scott and Mike Kafka were among the 21 players the Jaguars cut on Friday, meaning the team will begin preparations for the Sept. 8 season opener against Kansas City with Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne and Ricky Stanzi as the quarterbacks. Neither Kafka nor Scott played well in the preseason: Kafka completed 13 of 29 passes with one touchdown and one interception while Scott completed 18 of 40 passes with one interception. Scott also had a fumble returned for a touchdown.
No timetable on Gabbert The deadline for Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is approaching.Ideally, Gabbert will be able to return to practice Wednesday as the team begins preparing for the regular-season opener at home against Kansas City on Sept. 8.Gabbert fractured his right thumb, on his throwing hand, in the second preseason game against the New York Jets on Aug. 17. He hasn’t thrown a ball since, but Jaguars coach Gus Bradley remains optimistic Gabbert will be ready for the Chiefs.
Denard Robinson was a quarterback at Michigan before the Jacksonville Jaguars converted him into an "offensive weapon." But it sometimes looks like he’s throwing a football for the first time. Robinson, the Jaguars’ fifth-round draft pick in April, has really struggled as a passer when he’s lined up in the Wildcat formation. He hasn’t completed many passes in practice, and he nearly had one intercepted and returned for a touchdown Thursday night against Atlanta.