What do you do when your primary weapons are either holding out, getting in trouble with the law or failing to run routes and almost half of the guys who are supposed to protect you in the pocket go down to injury?
Like Evans, Williams also spent time with the Ravens. And like Williams, Brian Robiskie also was with the Cleveland Browns before joining the Jaguars.
Now onto the offensive line, where matters might be even worse.
After already being without starting left guard Will Rackley, backup center John Estes and backup guard Jason Spitz due to injury, the team was forced to transition right tackle Eben Britton to guard for last week’s preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Britton, 24, has played in 26 games with 25 starts in his first three seasons since being selected in the second round (39th overall) out of Arizona in 2009. A former third-round pick (76th overall) out of Lehigh in 2011, Rackley appeared in 15 games with 14 starts last season.
The Associated Press reports that left tackle Eugene Monroe, who suffered a blow to the head during Wednesday’s practice and had to leave on a cart will be evaluated for a concussion. Coach Mike Mularkey said that the results of the evaluation will determine whether Monroe, 25, will be able to play on Friday evening against the New Orleans Saints.
The former first-round selection (eighth overall) in 2009 out of Virginia has played in 45 contests (42 starts) in his first three seasons, but has yet to live up to expectations. Jacksonville slide tackle Cameron Bradfield to the left side and Daniel Baldridge was moved to right tackle after Monroe got injured.
Verse Of This Piece: “Peace of mind means a healthy body, but jealousy will rot your bones.”—Proverbs 14:30
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