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Jaguars give Mike Brewster a shot to start at guard

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie offensive lineman Mike Brewster will be given the opportunity to start after impressing in the second half of the Jaguars' home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

After replacing Eben Britton at halftime during Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Mike Brewster will compete for the starting position against the Chicago Bears this Sunday.

In talking to reporters on Monday, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey was impressed with Brewster

"We put (Mike) Brewster in there and he got a little firmer than we did based on the first half and the second half."

Mularkey noted that Britton was professional about the change and didn't let it affect his demeanor in the locker room afterwards,

Eben (Britton) was very professional about it. Still very much of a leader on the sideline and in that locker room after the game, so we have to do that at any position to see if we can improve in what we're doing and we will do that."

According to Alfie Crow at Big Cat Country, Mularkey said that Britton and Brewster will split reps this week in practice, and whoever impressed the coaching staff the most over the week will get the start this Sunday.

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