Posted September 09, 2013

Chad Henne to start for Jaguars against Oakland

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Jaguars' Blaine Gabbert will not play on Sunday because an injured hand. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert will not play on Sunday because of an injured hand. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said Monday that backup quarterback Chad Henne will start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders after ruling out starter Blaine Gabbert.

Gabbert needed 15 stitches to close a cut on his right throwing hand after being injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 28-2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.  He was already playing with an injured thumb.

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Gabbert was 16-for-35 for 121 yards and was intercepted twice. Henne replaced him in the lineup after he was injured and completed 3-of-6 passes for 36 yards.

The Jaguars did not cross midfield until the fourth quarter and had only 178 yards of total offense.

 


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