Jaguars inactives for Week 14: Trevor Lawrence will start vs. Browns

• Trevor Lawrence will be playing vs. the Browns

• So is running back Travis Etienne

• Here's the list of inactives for today's game

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) drops back to throw in the first half of a
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) drops back to throw in the first half of a / Cara Owsley/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

After days of speculation, it's official. Trevor Lawrence will be suiting up for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. The third-year quarterback suffered an ankle sprain against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football but was back in practice by Thursday.

While Lawrence is suiting up, left tackle Walker Little, cornerback Tyson Campbell, nickel Tre Herndon, cornerback Christian Braswell, defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi, outside linebacker Yasir Abdullah, quarterback Nathan Rourke, and tight end Branton Strange are inactive for Week 14. Here's the team making the official announcement that Lawrence will start today.

Heading into the game, the Jags promoted tight end Josh Pederson to the active roster. This is the second week they do so. They also signed a third-string quarterback to the roster Saturday. This gives them the flexibility of having an emergency quarterback if Trevor Lawrence and C.J. Beathard go down without having to use a roster spot.

Sophomores Montaric Brown and Gregory "Buster" Brown will be filling in for Campbell and Herndon, respectively, while left guard Ezra Cleveland will be lining up at left tackle, having taken snaps on the edge on the days preceding the game.

Cleveland has only played guard in the NFL but was a three-year starter at left tackle at Boise State, which is a big reason why the coaching staff is trusting him to replace Little on the edge. A second-round pick

Signs pointed toward the Jaguars getting Trevor Lawrence vs. the Browns

As insider Adam Schefter noted late Saturday, the Jags are planning for Lawrence to start against the Browns but they needed to see him in warmups before they came up with a decision. Then again, this isn't very different from what head coach Doug Pederson told the media Friday. During the exchange, Pederson said the third-year quarterback was going to be a game-time decision, noting that it was ultimately going to come down to how he felt during warmups.

On a different post, Schefter said that the expectations was that Travis Etienne was going to suit up, which is what Pederson told the local media during the week. Etienne has been dealing with a rib injury but that that didn't hold him back against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Besides Lawrence and Etienne other players were listed as questionable for the game: Defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi and running back D'Ernest Johnson. Cornerback Tyson Campbell originally got the questionable designation as well but didn't make the trip to Cleveland and was ruled out Saturday.

Offensive tackle Walker Little, along with cornerbacks Tre Herndon and Christian Braswell, was ruled out since Friday. Little suffered a hamstring on Monday Night. For his part, Herndon suffered a concussion and remains in protocol. Braswell just came back from Injured Reserve but head coach Doug Pederson said they don't want to rush him back on the field.

The Jaguars are 8-4 and hold the No. 4 seed in the playoff seed heading into this game. A win will solidify their chances of making the position and ensure they remain in first place in the AFC South.

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