Jags place Gabbert on injured reserve

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed quarterback Blaine Gabbert and receiver Laurent Robinson on injured reserve, ending their season.

Gabbert hurt his right forearm in Sunday's loss at Houston. Chad Henne replaced him and threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns.

Gabbert also has a torn labrum in his left shoulder that needs surgery. The Jaguars (1-9) figured it would be better to get it done now.

Nonetheless, coach Mike Mularkey made it clear Monday he was going to start Henne against Tennessee on Sunday based on his performance — not because of Gabbert's injury.

The Jaguars signed Jordan Palmer, who spent the preseason in Jacksonville, to be Henne's backup. Robinson, meanwhile, sustained his fourth concussion of the season against Houston. Robinson finished the year with 24 catches for 252 yards.


Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy were both still in Phase 1 on Wednesday as they recovered from concussions and appeared unlikely to play Monday night when the 3-7 Eagles host the 2-8 Panthers.

If they can't go, their replacements will be a pair of rookies — Nick Foles making his second consecutive start at quarterback and Bryce Brown making his first career NFL start. Both took first-team repetitions Wednesday.

Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said that Vick, who suffered a concussion in the Nov. 11 game against the Cowboys, was "getting close to Phase 2," which would involve physical exercise. Vick watched Wednesday morning's walk-through and attended meetings for the first time since the injury.

McCoy suffered his concussion late in the Eagles' 31-6 loss to the Redskins on Sunday.

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