The Jacksonville Jaguars have dealt with a handful of injuries but they're getting healthier ahead of their Week 8 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Among the players the Jags could potentially get back is offensive lineman Walker Little, who's missed the last two games with an MCL sprain.
Little is among a handful of players who return to practice for the Jags. Cornerback Tyson Campbell, who's dealing with a hamstring injury also showed up, albeit on a limited basis. Defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton, who returned from Injured Reserve a couple weeks ago, was a full participant.
Hamilton told Mia O'Brien of 1010 XL that he hopes he makes the trip to Pittsburgh. He says he's excited to be back and adds that he's waiting for the coaching staff to give him the thumbs up.
On the other hand, wide receiver Zay Jones did not practice. He's been dealing with a knee injury this season that's limited him to three games this season. Other players who got a designation on Wednesday's injury report are safety Andre Cisco (hamstring/limited), cornerback Gregory Junior (hamstring/full), Trevor Lawrence (knee/limited), and right guard Brandon Scherff (ankle/limited).
Both Trevor Lawrence and Brandon Scherff also appeared in last year's injury report but ultimately suited up. Andre Cisco left the game versus the New Orleans Saints but head coach Doug Pederson said they kept him out as a precautionary measure. Meanwhile, sophomore Gregory Junior is back in practice after spending time on short IR.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are in good shape ahead of the Week 8 matchup vs. the Steelers
Trevor Lawrence didn't miss a beat despite the fact that he played through the knee injury in Week 7. Having had a long weekend to rest, his status for the Steelers game should not be in question. Barring any setbacks, Andre Cisco and Brandon Scherff should also suit up.
Walker Little, on the other hand, may still be a week or two away from return. The coaching staff may be better off keeping him out until he's 100 percent ready. If he isn't good to go against Pittsburgh, veteran Tyler Shatley could make his fourth start of the season at left guard.
In case Tyson Campbell doesn't play in Week 8, the Jaguars will go with sophomore Montaric Brown, who made his first start of the year against the Saints. Although he lost a few battlers, he also came up with a couple of huge plays.
In the end, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have Little and Campbell for Week 8 but they have enough depth in place to go to Acrisure Stadium and leave with their sixth win of the year.