Wide receiver Zay Jones is back with the Jacksonville Jaguars after taking care of his legal woes. However, it's unclear yet when he'll be back on the field. The same is true for return specialist Jamal Agnew, who's dealing with a couple injuries that are more serious than originally thought.
Jones was arrested on a domestic battery charge Monday but was released on bond the following day. He returned to practice Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis. A nagging knee injury has limited the former East Carolina Pirate to just three games this year. Regarding his legal situation, head coach Doug Pederson told the local media Wednesday that the organization is letting the process play out.
"It's still ongoing, fact-finding, information gathering, things of that nature," Pederson said. "Quite honestly until we hear something, it's day-to-day for him."
Pederson also provided an update on Jamal Agnew, noting that the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 10 is more serious than originally thought, "Jamal is a little more significant, going to miss this week, and could potentially miss a couple of weeks. The shoulder area is the issue."
On the bright side, the Jaguars are potentially getting rookie Parker Washington back for Week 11. Washington got hurt in Week 4 and was placed on the Injured Reserve list. He was just designated to return and there's a chance he could suit up against the Tennessee Titans in Week 11, according to Pederson.
Agnew, along with cornerback Tyson Campbell (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, while Jones was limited. Right tackle Anton Harrison (knee), Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle), and Parker Washington (knee) were limited as well. Here's Wednesday's full report.
The Jaguars could lean on Parker Washington and Elijah Cooks vs. the Titans
Parker Washington, a sixth-round pick in this year's draft, was a healthy scratch early in the season but he'll be pressed into action with Zay Jones and Jamal Agnew unable to go. Undrafted rookie Elijah Cooks could also see an uptick in playing time. He's appeared in four games for Jacksonville but hasn't yet recorded a stat.
Tyson Campbell, for his part, continues to deal with a nagging hamstring injury. He sat out three games before returning in Week 10 and re-injuring the hamstring. If he's unable to go against the Tennessee Titans, Gregory Junior, who returned from IR last week, will most likely get the start opposite Darious Williams.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off an embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers at home. While they're still 6-3 and No. 1 in the AFC South, they're at risk of tumbling down and letting the Houston Texans get ahead of them if they lose Sunday. This is why they'll need to beat the Titans, even if they're not at full strength.
Working in the Jaguars' favor is that the Titans are struggling themselves, with rookie quarterback Will Levis barely completing 50% percent of his passes. On the other hand, the Tennessee defensive front could give the Jaguars trouble, especially when you take into account that they have had a hard time protecting Trevor Lawrence and opening lanes in the running game.
The bottom line is that Jacksonville will probably be without Tyson Campbell, Zay Jones, and Jamal Agnew when they welcome the Titans. However, they'll need to find a way to win if they want to prevent the Houston Texans from overtaking the division.