Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert appears ready to play against the Packers on Sunday despite the torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder sustained last week.
However, the Jaguars might not have either of their starting cornerbacks.
Gabbert injured his shoulder in the first half last week against Oakland and couldn’t finish the game. But he took his normal workload of snaps in practice this week.
“It’s something you have to manage and be conscious of,” Gabbert was quoted in the Jacksonville Times-Union. “At the same time, you can’t dwell on the fact you’re not feeling 100 percent.”
Said Jagaurs coach Mike Mularkey: “I thought he threw the ball well. Obviously, he didn’t take any hits, but I didn’t see anything that would make me think he couldn’t play.”
Starting cornerbacks Rashean Mathis (groin) and Derek Cox (back) are questionable (50 percent chance of playing). Mathis didn’t practice Wednesday and was a limited participant Thursday and Friday. Cox was limited all three days. Mularkey told reporters in Jacksonville that the status for both might not be determined until Sunday morning.
“Obviously, there’s a concern based on (the Packers) being a multi-receiver offense,” Mularkey said.
Jacksonville’s top backups at quarterback are Aaron Ross, Mike Harris and Will Middleton.