For the second week in a row, it looks like quarterback Blaine Gabbert won't be under center for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gabbert missed the Jaguars 19-9 loss to Oakland on Sunday thanks to a laceration on his hand that required 15 stitches and now it looks like that laceration will keep him out at least one more week. Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley said on Monday that the team doesn't anticipate having Gabbert available for Sunday's Week 3 game in Seattle. Las Vegas doesn't seem to care who the quarterback is for the Jaguars though, the team was installed as a 19.5 point underdog to the Seahawks before Bradley made the announcement.
Brad Meester won’t say this is acceptable. Neither will anyone around the Jaguars, and as players gathered at their team hotel in Fremont, Calif., on Monday morning to watch video from their second consecutive loss to start the 2013 regular season, that was part of the prevailing theme. They didn’t expect to be 0-2 after two weeks. And they sure didn’t expect two losses to have been by double digits. But to say that there’s nowhere to go, and no way to improve . . . No, the veterans around the Jaguars won’t say that.
The Jaguars claimed cornerback Jamell Fleming off waivers on Monday. The 24-year-old Fleming was waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Fleming was a third-round pick out of Oklahoma in the 2012 draft. He was selected 80th overall. As a rookie, Fleming played in 15 games, starting three. He recorded 23 tackles with one pass breakup.The Jaguars also signed offensive guard Jacques McClendon to the active roster. Defensive end Chris McCoy was signed to the practice squad. Both players were released last week.