Henne expected to start for injured Gabbert

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Updated: October 9, 2013

Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The rotation of starting quarterbacks
in Jacksonville will continue this week, as Chad Henne is expected to get the
nod for Sunday’s game against Denver with Blaine Gabbert battling a hamstring
injury.

Gabbert was hurt in the third quarter of last week’s game against St. Louis.
He completed 9-of-19 passes for 181 yards with a touchdown and two
interceptions before departing.

Henne took over and threw for 89 yards with a score on 7-of-13 passing in the
34-20 loss to the Rams, which dropped Jacksonville to 0-5 heading into a
matchup with the unbeaten Broncos on Sunday.

“We feel like we’re getting better as an offense,” said Henne on Wednesday.
“We had our best offensive performance, yards-wise, last week. If we just
continue to get better, the points will show up and hopefully we’ll get a win
out of it.”

Gabbert started the season opener, but suffered a hand injury and watched as
Henne started the next two games. Gabbert was back under center for Week 4 and
Week 5 before his latest setback.

In four games this season, including the two starts, Henne has thrown for 601
yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Gabbert has connected
on 42-of-86 throws for 481 yards with one score and seven picks in his three
outings.