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Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert suffers dislocated shoulder

Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert suffered a dislocated shoulder during his team’s preseason win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN.com.

It is not yet known if Gabbert will need surgery. The good news is that it was his left shoulder.

“His shoulder popped out,” said Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians. “He was hurting pretty good, but [I told him], ‘Good thing it’s not your throwing shoulder. You’ll be all right.'”

The injury occurred during the third quarter when Gabbert scrambled for eight yards before landing awkwardly after being tackled by Browns linebacker Adarius Taylor.

Gabbert completed four of his five passes for 33 yards before exiting.

The Buccaneers signed Gabbert to a one-year deal back in March. He spent the 2018 campaign with the Tennessee Titans, making eight appearances and a couple of starts. During that time, he threw for 626 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 60.4 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 74.9.

Of course, Gabbert was not originally intended to be a backup when he first came into the league.

The 29-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Missouri, was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 10th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

He made 14 starts during his rookie campaign, throwing for 2,214 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 picks, completing just 50.8 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 65.4.

Gabbert spent the first three years of his career with the Jaguars and has played for three teams since, serving primarily in a reserve role.

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