Jacksonville Jaguars Will Be Without Several Key Players Against New England Patriots on Thursday August 10th, 2011 at 10:10 PM
By Brendan Sonnone
The Jacksonville Jaguars
will open up preseason play against the New England Patriots on Thursday but will be missing some notable players.
Jones-Drew is coming off a Pro Bowl season that ended abruptly following a lingering meniscus injury. He has insisted he is at full-health but the team seems to be taking precautions.
The same can be said for Kampman, who tore his ACL last year.
Lewis is a little rusty after coming to training camp a few days late following a holdout while Knighton has been too out of shape to practice.
Starting quarterback David Garrard
won’t make the trip either after he hurt his back last week. Rookie Blaine Gabbert
will start in his place.
Third-year right tackle Eben Britton didn’t attend practice on Wednesday or Thursday either and has been bothered by back soreness.
The Jaguars play the Patriots at 7:30 on CBS.
Tags: Aaron Kampman
, Blaine Gabbert
, David Garrard
, Jacksonville Jaguars
, Marcedes Lewis
, Maurice-Jones Drew