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Garrard appears to be starter


David Garrard expects to be the starting quarterback when the Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at Alltel Stadium.

"I took all of the snaps. I'm assuming that means I'm going to start," Garrard told reporters after practice on Thursday.

Garrard replaced Byron Leftwich as the Jaguars' starting quarterback in Philadelphia last Sunday and delivered a 13-6 win. Leftwich is nursing a sprained left ankle and was listed as "probable" on the Jaguars injury report when it was released on Wednesday. He was downgraded to "questionable" on Thursday and did not participate in practice.

"I'm thinking if I could win the ballgame it would get us one game closer to the playoffs," Garrard said of his thoughts in preparing to play the Titans. "I've wanted to start ever since I've been here. I want to start."

Coach Jack Del Rio has intimated that Leftwich is still the Jaguars' official "starting quarterback." Garrard said he was given "subtle hints" that he would be the starter "before practice."

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