JACKSONVILLE – The quarterback plan remains pretty much the same.
That means a couple of things for the Jaguars’ third game of the 2014 preseason, the first of which is that veteran quarterback
The second is getting more attention this week.
That’s because the second involves rookie quarterback
“You could see somewhere like a quarter and a half with Chad and a quarter with Blake,” Bradley said Wednesday following the team’s last full practice before playing the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Starters typically play close to three quarters in the third game of the NFL preseason.
Bradley this week said that will pretty much be the case for the Jaguars, though veterans such as middle linebacker Paul Polsusnzy and defensive end
Bradley said the same will be true at the quarterback position.
“I hate to say exact (quarters or series), because it could be dependent on reps,” Bradley said.
Bradley also discussed the center position, saying veteran
Bradley said recently Linder is likely to start at one of the two spots and he has worked at right guard much of this week. Bradley also said the Jaguars will work Brewster at center on Friday and the objective is to get rookie
Bowanko sustained an ankle injury at Chicago last Thursday but worked in individual drills Tuesday and practiced Wednesday in the team’s relatively light workout.
“We’ll find out how he handled it (Wednesday’s work),” Bradley said of Bowanko. “Depending on how well he did, (that) will determine our (center) rotation.”
Bowanko, a sixth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, worked at center and right guard last week against Chicago. He said after practice Wednesday he considered himself day-to-day throughout the week and that he hopes to play Friday.
“It’s testament to the training staff and the doctors,” Bowanko said. “It has been a good couple of days … I plan on playing. I don’t want to miss an opportunity to be out there. For a young guy like myself, it’s pretty crucial that I’m out there.
“I don’t want to jeopardize any long-term injury, but if I feel good, I want to go.”
Bradley also said he expects wide receiver
“We’ll try to take them out if it’s extended drives,” Bradley said.
Shorts, out since the first day of training camp with a hamstring injury after missing much of the offseason, said he felt good in practice all week and improved Wednesday. Asked his excitement level for playing on Friday, Shorts replied, “Through the roof.”
“Today was a really good day,” Shorts said. “When Friday comes, it’s go time.”
Bradley said while other available receivers such as rookies
“We have to treat him like the first preseason game,” Bradley said.
Watson, who missed the offseason and who spent the first part of training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List with a sports hernia, said being limited in his return was “bittersweet,” but added that he would follow the protocol of trainers and coaches.
“It’s great to be feeling a part of the team,” Watson said. “At the same time, you still want to see where you are and you’re not going to be able to find it with a couple of reps. I don’t want to say it’s frustrating, but you still have to be smart about it. We’ll take it one day at a time and keep taking advantage of this time we have before the game to rehab and get some strengthening in and hopefully we’ll be ready to go.”
Bradley also said rookie wide receiver
“We hope to get him back next week,” Bradley said.
Also on Friday, cornerback