Johnathan Cyprien: Missing preseason with fracture…as well


Johnathan Cyprien, the starting strong safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars, will be missing the rest of the 2015 preseason with a fracture to his right hand.

He’s the second starter, along with tight end Julius Thomas, to find himself riding the bench because of an injury suffered in the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

While it’s good that Cyprien won’t be missing any time in the regular season, this is just another blow for a Jacksonville Jaguars team that really wants to hit the ground running but keeps stumbling over injury concerns.

Cyprien has his job locked down and is the best safety on the roster. There’s no chance that anybody beneath him will usurp his starting role during the rest of the preseason, so he can sit back and focus on getting healthy for the season opener.

During the game against the Steelers, Cyprien is credited with two tackles.

2015 is expected to be a big year for the strong safety with the free safety position seeing an influx of talent that should take a lot of pressure off the third-year player. Johnathan Cyprien didn’t impress much in year two but should find room to grow and return to form in his third outing in the NFL.

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