JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Third-string quarterback Jake Luton will start Jacksonville’s preseason opener Thursday night in Canton, Ohio.

Coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday he gave Luton the nod over second-year pro Trevor Lawrence and backup C.J. Beathard. Pederson said Lawrence “has been getting a lot of great looks here in practice and we feel like he’s in a good spot.”

Beathard has been dealing with a groin injury since organized team activities in early June. He has been held out of all team drills through eight days of training camp.

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