Jaguars off to promising start in preseason
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The preseason has been nearly perfect for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Sure, star running back Maurice Jones-Drew is still holding out in what has become a messy contract dispute. But little else has gone wrong in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars (No. 31 in the AP Pro 32) have won both exhibition games, and more importantly, quarterback Blaine Gabbert, running back Rashad Jennings and receiver Justin Blackmon - widely considered the team's biggest concerns heading into training camp - have been better than just about anyone expected.
Gabbert has completed 16 of 26 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns. Jennings has 23 carries for 118 yards. And Blackmon, who missed 12 days of camp because of a holdout, caught four passes for 48 yards and a score in his debut.