Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle O-line in finale

Falcons, Jaguars trying to settle O-line in finale

The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars had few, if any, concerns at center for a dozen years.

Brad Meester was Jacksonville's man in the middle every season since 2002, and he was arguably the most consistent and dependable player in franchise history. He set a team record for games played (208) and notched the two longest streaks of consecutive starts (92 and 89).

So it should be no surprise that the Jaguars have had a tough time replacing him.

The Jaguars essentially benched center Mike Brewster after two preseason games, opening up the job to journeyman Jacques McClendon and rookie Luke Bowanko.

Jacksonville hopes to settle the position in Thursday's preseason finale against Atlanta, which also is looking to finalize its offensive line.

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