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Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert won't play against Broncos because of sprained hamstring

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert throws during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

Blaine Gabbert is back on the bench.

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says he expects Gabbert to miss Sunday's game at Denver because of a strained hamstring. The injury knocked Gabbert out of Sunday's 34-20 loss at St. Louis.

Chad Henne will make his third start of the season.

Gabbert has failed to finish six of his last 10 starts, including the preseason. He's had a shoulder injury, a forearm injury, a broken thumb and a sliced-open hand. He also missed time with a sprained ankle in training camp.

Bradley says Gabbert's injury history is "something we have to take a look at." He adds: "You have to trust that he'll stay healthy."

The Jaguars (0-5) are 28-point underdogs at the Broncos, the largest spread in NFL history.

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