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Blaine Gabbert expected to start for Jaguars vs. Chiefs


The Jaguars expect to have Blaine Gabbert at quarterback today against the Chiefs.

Although Gabbert is listed as questionable with a thumb injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gabbert is expected to play.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said last week that his defense was preparing for both Gabbert and Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne, but Gabbert has been saying since he suffered the thumb injury that he expected to play in the opener, and now it appears that he will.

Gabbert hasn’t played as well as the Jaguars hoped since they took him with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. This is a make-or-break season for Gabbert’s career, and he’ll start it on the field against the Chiefs.