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RTC: Joeckel tries to stay positive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Luke Joeckel's task is to try to stay positive.

That's what the Jaguars' rookie offensive tackle said Monday, a day after he suffered a right high-ankle fracture that will keep him out for the rest of the season, wrote Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Joeckel was playing in his first game at left tackle but was injured during the first quarter of the Jaguars' 34-20 loss to St. Louis. That was the most frustrating part of the injury, Joeckel said. He finally gets to realize his dream of playing left tackle in the NFL and he lasts just 12 snaps.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

Tight end Marcedes Lewis is most likely going to miss Sunday's game because of a calf injury. He has been on the field for just two snaps this season.

Coach Gus Bradley announced that quarterback Blaine Gabbert also will likely sit out the Denver game because of a grade 2 hamstring strain. His status is week to week, Bradley said.

The T-U's Vito Stellino did a Q&A with Cameron Bradfield, who replaces Joeckel at left tackle.

O'Halloran gives five observations from the loss to St. Louis, including the Jaguars' ineptitude inside the 5-yard line.

The Jags are a 28-point underdog to the Broncos, which ties the record for biggest point spread in NFL history.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: the weekly Upon Further Review feature, in which I examine four issues from Sunday's game; my story on how Joeckel is recovering mentally from his injury; a breakdown of the offensive snaps versus St. Louis.