David Garrard did not practice on Friday and will not travel with the team to Kansas City on Saturday. Backup quarterback Trent Edwards, however, is "questionable" on the Jaguars' injury report for Sunday's game against the Chiefs and did participate in practice on Friday, though in a limited basis.
"Trent got a little bit of work today. David won't travel, won't play. We don't have to make a decision who to start until game time," Jaguars Head Coach Jack Del Rio told reporters following practice on Friday.
Todd Bouman, who was re-signed on Wednesday, has taken nearly all of the snaps in practice this week. He would make his first start in an NFL game since 2005, if Edwards is unable to play.
Garrard sustained a concussion in the first half of Monday night's loss to the Tennessee Titans. Edwards sustained a thumb injury shortly after replacing Garrard, though Edwards played the rest of the way. He was wearing a heavy wrap on his right hand when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday.
"He was able to grip the ball, throw the ball today," Del Rio said of Edwards on Friday. "We didn't want to overdo it so he was limited today."
The 3-3 Jaguars face the 3-2 Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. It's a game between teams of similar style and ranking. The Chiefs, however, are in much better physical condition and expect to have their starting quarterback, Matt Cassel under center.
"As a football team, we have to find a way to rally around whoever plays," Del Rio said.
Garrard attended Friday's practice. It marked the first day he had returned to the facility since Monday night.
"Extreme caution is being taken. We're erring on the side of safety," Del Rio said of the approach to Garrard's injury. "I would anticipate him being cleared on Monday or Tuesday and being back at practice."