There's good news and bad news for the Jaguars on the injury front.
Key players DE Calais Campbell (ankle), C Brandon Linder (knee), OG Andrew Norwell (foot), and RB TJ Yeldon (foot/ankle) all returned to practice on Thursday after being held out of practice on Wednesday. While it didn't seem likely that any of them would miss extended time, it's still important to see them return to practice in preparation for the Jaguars week seven divisional matchup with the Texans. Barring any setbacks all four guys should be able to go on Sunday.
Then there's the bad news . . . Leonard Fournette does not appear likely to return this week. He did not return to practice Thursday and as head coach Doug Marrone alluded to on Wednesday, if players don't practice in some capacity on Thursday they are unlikely to be ready to play on Sunday. It was noted by Daniel Popper of the Athletic that Fournette was working off to the side today doing some "light jogging, stretching and agility work." That could be a sign that Fournette will be able to return in the coming weeks. It could mean nothing.
Also unable to practice Thursday were CB DJ Hayden (toe), CB Tre Herndon (hamstring), and TE James O'Shaughnessy (hip).
The pair of injured corner backs for the Jaguars both seem unlikely to play this Sunday. Hayden has been out for several weeks with turf toe while Tre Herndon has been hampered by a hamstring injury. Herndon has missed the last two games for the Jaguars.
James O'Shaughnessy seems like he has a chance to play, mostly due to the desperate situation for the Jaguars at the tight end position. The Jaguars have already lost Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Niles Paul to the IR. Outside of O'Shaughnessy the Jaguars have just two tight ends available to play Sunday. Both Blake Bell and David Grinnage are unproven young players, but may be forced into big roles against an imposing Texans defense.
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