Jaguars HC Urban Meyer provides key injury updates after win over Bills

Trevor Lawrence (16), quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
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Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72). Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Jaguars gave Walker Little a chance to show what he can do.

The Jaguars’ coaching staff knew there was a chance James Robinson wouldn’t play. On the other hand, they didn’t expect Cam Robinson to be a no-go just before the game. After all, he had practiced with no limitations and had shown no signs of injury throughout the week. In the end, the 2017 second-round pick missed the game and rookie Walker Little took his place in the lineup, making the first start of his NFL career.

The former Stanford Cardinal played every single offensive snap and posted a Pro Football Focus grade of 63.4. Although he allowed two sacks, Urban Meyer was pleased with his performance.

"He’s very heavy-handed. He’s a good athlete. We think he can play tackle in the NFL and he proved it yesterday."

Keep in mind that the 45th overall pick in the 2021 draft had to face off against the Bills’ dominant defensive front, so he played well given the circumstances. Meyer also talked about the injury that forced Robinson to miss the matchup.

"Yeah, just it was all muscular. At first I thought “oh gosh, it’s a disc or something.” It’s not. It’s all muscular. And I guess he’s had it happen a couple times but he should be ready to go."

The Jaguars head coach made it clear Robinson will return to the starting lineup next week, shutting down any potential talks about a controversy (not that there was one). In fact, Little wouldn’t have played if Robinson had been healthy.

On the bright side, the coaching staff knows Little will be ready to go in case they need him. Any talks about him getting a feature role in the offensive line will have to wait until the offseason as Robinson is the unquestionable starter.