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Rookie Blaine Gabbert to start preseason opener at New England. Florida Times-Union

"At least four starters won't play Thursday night when the Jaguars face the New England Patriots, and at least two of them won't make the trip."  Florida Times-Union

A look at ticket sales among the AFC South teams.

New Jaguars kicker Sam Swank "grew up a Jaguars fan and his brother is still a season ticket holder." Florida Times-Union

"The first thing you notice is the size. Carolina Panthersrookie quarterback Cam Newtonlooked big in street clothes at the scouting combine, but in full uniform he is the tallest guy in his huddle and at 253 pounds -- real weight -- he is as big as his tight ends."

Colts head coach Jim Caldwell gives an update on the health of quarterback Peyton Manning. Indianapolis Star

Ray Lewis is entering his 16thNFL season full of motivation.

"The NFL is adding game-day testing for performance-enhancing substances -- but not recreational drugs -- this season under the new collective bargaining agreement."

"The Titans severed ties with their coach and quarterback and set about for a fresh start. They'll suffer from time lost with the lockout, but in Mike Munchak, a largely new staff and a new combo of quarterbacks in Matt Hasselbeckand Jake Locker, the franchise hasn't just turned a page. It's opened a new book."

Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco plans to live with a fan during the 2011 season. * *

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Obviously there is one major concern with the Jags playing the Pats Thursday. But I'm confident Gabbert's hair can stand up to Brady's!

@ATrain92 (defensive end Austen Lane)

Only two players eligible for supplemental draft so far are Georgia RB Caleb King and N. Illinois DB Tracy Wilson. No word yet on T. Pryor.

@AdamSchefter (Adam Schefter of

By not reporting to training camp today, Titans holdout RB Chris Johnson surrendered getting an accrued season toward free agency.


Better day today then yesterday

@Murph4_13 (rookie running back Richard Murphy)

If Blaine Gabbert thinks the lights were bright @ the scrimmage wait until he sees Tom Brady warming up in Foxboro.

@JagsVoice (Brian Sexton, Voice of the Jaguars on WOKV 690 AM and 106.5 FM)

Another great night of preparation under the lights! #blessed

@ZMiller86 (tight end Zach Miller)

JDR on reason for signing Bouman: "We don't want to have to revert to the wildcat."…Gabbert will start, btw

@APMarkLong (Mark Long of the Associated Press)

Stat of the day

Jaguars cornerback Terrence Wheatley was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2008 draft and played in 11 games for the club from 2008-10.


The Jaguars will hold a walkthrough this morning before departing for New England.  The Jaguars open the preseason on Thursday against the Patriots. 

The last word

"It'll be great exposure for him, a great opportunity for him. Right now I wouldn't make too much of that. I'm more concerned with him just continuing to progress, continuing to work on all the different aspects of playing quarterback in the National Football League. He's off to a good start in camp and we've got a lot to do yet. His attitude has been great and he's picking things up and making progress, but we just need to continue to work at it."

Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio on starting rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert on Thursday

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