After their loss to the Dolphins, the Jags received some bad news concerning one of their starters as Leon Jacobs will be out for the season.
After having to be carted out of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Thursday Night Football matchup against the Miami Dolphins, linebacker Leon Jacobs has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Per ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the third-year player suffered a torn ACL, giving the Jags’ defense its first notable in-season loss due to injury.
More brutal injury news: Jaguars' LB Leon Jacobs tore his ACL last night and is out for the season, per source.
Jacobs, 24, suffered the injury while engaged with Dolphins tight end Durham Smythe. Another tight end, Adam Shaheen, came in to help Smythe for a double-team, and the impact of his block caused Jacobs to sustain the injury and immediately go down. Not too soon after that, the trainers were on the field assisting Jacobs to the medical team’s injury cart.
Once Jacobs exited the game, Cassius Marsh came on to the field in his place and was able to accumulate three tackles on the night.
Linebacker was a strength for the Jags in training camp and now they will likely need to make an addition as Marsh is now listed as the team’s only strong-side linebacker. With that being the case, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Jags look into free-agency this weekend as they will have extra time to prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Jags’ defense had some standout moments against the Colts Week 1. James Johnson chatted with Turron Davenport and previewed the unit.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense may have allowed 445 total yards against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, but there were moments where they came up big. Among those who made crucial plays were Abry Jones, Myles Jack, and rookie cornerback CJ Henderson, who was nominated for the Pepsi’s Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week Award.
Heading into Week 2 they will need an even better performance, however, and especially will need to slow the run game down with Derrick Henry lining up behind the quarterback. To discuss the state of the Jags’ defense heading into Week 2, I joined ESPN 102.5 The Game of Nashville for a chat with Titans beat writer Turron Davenport via the “Talking with TD Show.”
Some specific players we discussed at included Jack, Henderson, Jones, DaVon Hamilton, Josh Allen and K’Lavon Chaisson to name a few. To listen to the full clip, just hit play below.
The Jacksonville Jaguars unfortunately acquired their seventh double-digit loss season under owner Shad Khan after falling to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. It was a game in which the Jags got off to another slow start and had to play from behind, …
The Jacksonville Jaguars unfortunately acquired their seventh double-digit loss season under owner Shad Khan after falling to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. It was a game in which the Jags got off to another slow start and had to play from behind, which clearly isn’t a strength of theirs. In the end, the Falcons ended up covering the spread of 7.5 with ease, winning the game by a score of 24-12.
All of that said, lets take a look at the good, bad, and ugly moments from Sunday’s game against the Dirty Birds:
The good: CB Tre Herndon
In a game where there wasn’t a lot of positives, cornerback Tre Herndon definitely brought his A-game. He was very active Sunday against the Falcons, accumulating three tackles, two pass deflections and a pick on the day.
In the play in which Herndon got the interception, quarterback Matt Ryan was trying to hit Julio Jones deep after a roll out, but Herndon came to help out veteran corner A.J. Bouye and high-pointed the ball. It marked his third of the year and he now leads the team in the category.
Herndon has been gaining confidence since becoming the Jags starter in Jalen Ramsey’s place. That said, he’s made a case to be a starter in 2020 at the cornerback position as there is still plenty of room for him to further develop.
The Jags had full participation Wednesday as they prepare the the Colts.
The Jacksonville Jaguars released their first injury report since returning from their bye week Wednesday and every player participated in practice. However, there were three players who were limited in defensive lineman Calais Campbell, center Brandon Linder (shoulder) and offensive tackle Cam Robinson (knee).
Wednesday marked the first time in which Linder and Campbell surfaced on the injury report for their respective injuries, but both could be precautionary measures. As for Robinson, he was sideline for half of the preseason after recovering from a left ACL tear from 2018. He also hyper-extended his right knee in early September, however, with him being limited it appears the injury he’s listed for isn’t severe.
Receiver Dede Westbrook and nickelback D.J. Hayden were full participants Wednesday with neck/shoulder injuries. Meanwhile, linebackers Leon Jacobs and Quincy Williams also had the same status with hamstring injuries.