Jaguars being cautious with Toby Gerhart

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he’s being extra cautious with running back Toby Gerhart, who is dealing with tightness in his hip flexor.

The Jaguars held Gerhart out of Monday’s practice and listed him as day to day. Gerhart did not practice last Friday or participate in Saturday’s scrimmage. The Jaguars were off Sunday.

"That [Gerhart not practicing] is more on our part, with his tightness of his hip flexor," Bradley said. "It’s more for us, but I know that he said he felt better today than he did the other day."

Gerhart said he wants to play in Friday’s preseason opener but understands if he’s held out.

"It’s frustrating, but at the same time I’ve got to be smart," Gerhart said. "It’s early and we don’t want it to become a bigger issue than it is."

Gerhart has missed only three regular-season games in his previous four seasons with Minnesota.