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Jaguars' bookend tackles look for injury-free year

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)

When the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Eugene Monroe and Eben Britton with their first two picks in the 2009 draft, the team thought it had acquired bookend tackles for the next decade.

That may still be the case, but it hasn't been that way the past two years.

Injuries have resulted in Monroe starting at left tackle and Britton at right just seven times the last two years.

That could change in 2012. Both opened training camp injury-free, and even though Monroe has missed the last couple days due to a leg ailment, he should return to action by next week.

That's good news for quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who was sacked at least once in all 15 games he played in a year ago.

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