JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert could be ready to start in Sunday's regular-season opener against Kansas City.
He threw passes in practice Monday and after suffering a hairline fracture of the thumb on his throwing hand in the team's second preseason game against the New York Jets. Gabbert missed the final two preseason games against Philadelphia and Atlanta.
The QB did some light throwing over the weekend and increased his throws in Monday's practice.
Only two players were held out of Monday's practice - defensive end Jeremy Mincey and offensive guard Will Rackley. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says both should be ready to return on Wednesday. Running back Justin Forsett, who has been sidelined since the first week of training camp, practiced Monday.
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