Despite running back Maurice Jones-Drew's contract hold out, the Jacksonville Jaguars have to be pleased with the way their preseason has gone thus far.
Two victories in two preseason games have given a variety of Jaguars ample opportunity to shine, including second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert and rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
Blackmon made his preseason debut against the New Orleans Saints, catching four passes for 48 yards in the Jags' tight-fought victory over New Orleans, 27-24. Gabbert completed 12 of 16 attempts against the Saints defense, two of those completions going for touchdowns.
Gabbert, Blackmon and the rest of the Jaguars will have a much tougher test in store come Thursday night's showdown with the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore at 8 p.m. The Ravens will look to corral running back Rashad Jennings, who has shined in Jones-Drew's absence, rushing for 118 yards in two contests.
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