Posted: 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis will miss the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs after aggravating a left calf injury. Lewis suffered the original injury in pregame warm-ups against the New York Jets on Aug. 17 and had been limited in practice until earlier this week. He re-injured his calf Wednesday when he tried to come off the line of scrimmage during team drills and hasn't practiced since. Lewis, who caught 52 passes for 540 yards and four touchdowns last season, compared the newest injury to ripping a scab off a healing wound. "I can already tell right now my calf is starting to come around a little quicker," he said. "I'm going to take it one day at a time and rehab it as much as I can and go from there.
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Blaine Gabbert’s progression continued Friday. With the thumb injury that kept him out the final two weeks of the preseason still limiting him in practice, Gabbert – the Jaguars’ starting quarterback – remains uncertain for the regular-season opener, Head Coach Gus Bradley said Friday afternoon. Bradley said a decision on Gabbert could come as late as pre-game warmups Sunday, but Gabbert took most of the repetitions in practice Friday – a possible sign he is getting closer to being able to play.