Toby Gerhart to miss Jaguars' preseason opener


The Jacksonville Jaguars will open the preseason without their much-ballyhooed bell-cow.

Starting running back Toby Gerhart won't be on the field for Friday's "friendly" opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Gus Bradley announced Wednesday.

The free-agent addition has missed practice since late last week with a hip flexor, but there's plenty of time for Gerhart to get healthy for the regular season.

"He'll get more carries as we go," said Bradley, who hasn't been shy about touting Gerhart as his workhorse-to-be.

We've tabbed him as a "Making the Leap" candidate and continue to see Gerhart as a breakout player who could lead the league in carries for an offense set to lean heavily on the ground game.

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