Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries: Offensive line is hurting ahead of Week 9
The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line is dealing with injuries.
Throughout the 2020 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been marred by the injury bug. Their defense took a few hits in recent weeks and their offensive line is currently nursing injuries. In fact, three starters showed up in the team’s latest Injury Report ahead of their Week 9 matchup against the Houston Texans.
Center Brandon Linder is dealing with a hamstring, guard A.J. Cann has a shoulder injury, and tackle Cam Robinson is nursing a knee injury. While Linder and Cann were limited, Robinson was out on Thursday. This is an unexpected development as the left tackle hasn’t missed any games and partook in practice on Wednesday. There aren’t any indications this is serious and he should suit up on Sunday.
Linder has already missed two games this season, but it’s unlikely he will miss the game against the Texans. So far, he’s played 100 percent of the team’s snaps on offense in all but one game, the one where he injured. He has allowed just two pressures this season hasn’t given up any sacks in 2020.
On the other hand, Cann missed the team’s Week 7 matchup and is questionable to play against the Texans. Offensive lineman Tyler Shatley will likely get the starting nod if Cann isn’t good to go. This would be Shatley’s fourth start of the season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is getting some starters back.
Not everything is doom and gloom for this Jacksonville team. Head coach Doug Marrone said earlier in the week that safety Jarrod Wilson, linebacker Myles Jack would play against the Texans. While they may not be at full strength, their presence improves their defense. Moreover, linebacker Josh Allen says he’s feeling better after missing two games earlier in the season.
Rookie quarterback Jake Luton will be making his NFL debut. The Jaguars need to give them as much help as they can if they want to beat the Texans in Week 9 and win their second game of the week. Having their whole offensive line healthy will help them do so.