Jaguars final injury report vs. Falcons: Time for Calvin Ridley, Evan Engram to shine

• Zay Jones won't suit up for the Jaguars Sunday

• Jamal Agnew could miss the London bout

• Calvin Ridley, Evan Engram will need to step up

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) rushes for yards during the third quarter of an NFL
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Evan Engram (17) rushes for yards during the third quarter of an NFL / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

Zay Jones has already been ruled out for the Week 4 bout against the Atlanta Falcons. However, he's not the only wide receiver the Jacksonville Jaguars may be without. Jamal Agnew was listed as questionable in the final injury report heading into the game.

Jones, along with linebacker Devin Lloyd and defensive back Antonio Johnson won't suit up for the London game. Right tackle Anton Harrison (ankle), defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi (shoulder), and return specialist Jamal Agnew (quad) also popped up on the injury report with the questionable tag.

Earlier in the week, head coach Doug Pederson told the media that Jones was a long shot to play, so the news isn't particularly surprising. On the other hand, he said Harrison should be good to go, so don't expect him to miss the matchup.

Lloyd suffered a hand injury against the Houston Texans and underwent surgery earlier this week. He didn't make the trip to London, so he'll also miss the game against the Buffalo Bills. A first-round pick in last year's draft, Lloyd started the last three games this season and registered 19 tackles.

Johnson, for his part, has been dealing with a hamstring injury and has yet to play in the regular season. He's been inactive the last three weeks but traveled with the team and could play against Buffalo.

Evan Engram, Christian Kirk and Calvin Ridley must show out for the Jaguars

Against the Texans, the Jags elevated Jacob Harris to their active roster. It's possible that they'll do it again in Week 4 knowing they'll be without Jones for the second straight week. An alternative would be to have either Parker Washington or Elijah Cooks dress for the game. Both have been healthy scratches this season but one of them could be called upon if Agnew isn't good to go. Neither one has been active the past three games.

That said, if Agnew and Jones don't suit up, the Jaguars will most likely lean on Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, and tight end Evan Engram. Tim Jones will probably see an uptick in playing time but won't have a huge role.

This season, Engram has hauled in 18 receptions for 173 yards. While those aren't bad numbers, you could make the case the coaching staff haven't involved him in the game plan enough. Against the Falcons, he should get lots of opportunities on third downs, where the Jags have a subpar success rate of 29.7 percent.

Kirk has also had somewhat of a quiet season. Last year, he was the team's No. 1 receiver but with Ridley in the mix, he's taken a bit of a backseat. So far, he's caught 16 passes for 173 yards with one touchdown, and just like Engram, he's not been targeted enough.

Ridley, however, could turn out to be the biggest X-Factor for the game. He's been relatively quiet after showing out in the opener. Against the Houston Texans, he had two crucial drops and was called for a false start twice. The past two games, he's had a measly five receptions for 72 yards. If he can play like he did against the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville's chances of beating the Falcons will increase considerably.

The bottom line is that not having Zay Jones and Jamal Agnew wouldn't be ideal. However, the Jaguars have more than enough weapons on offense to make up for their absence and come out of Week 4 with a win.

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