JAGUARS VS STEELERS FINAL INJURY UPDATE: LEE, LINDER, WILSON, STRONG - QuESTIONABLE, MCCRAY - OUT
The Jaguars enter week five with a number of key players listed as questionable.
Wide receiver Marqise Lee, who suffered a rib injury in the Jaguars week four loss to the Jets, is questionable. He returned to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after missing practices on Wednesday and Thursday. His return to practice on Friday is a promising sign, but it's still unclear whether or not he'll be able to suit up on Sunday or how effective he will be if he suits up. Lee is tied for the league lead in drops (4).
Jaelen Strong, who will be key for the Jaguars if Marqise Lee can't play, practiced all week in a limited role, but is still listed as questionable for the Jaguars. If he is able to play Sunday it'll be Strong's Jaguars debut.
The Jaguars best interior offensive lineman, Brandon Linder, is also questionable this week. He missed Wednesday's practice with an illness, but is also dealing with a knee injury. He's been battling through the knee injury for most of the season and at this point it would be a surprise if he was unable to play against the Steelers.
The Jaguars backup strong safety Jarrod Wilson, who possesses an impressive skill set for a backup at the position, is questionable for this one. If Wilson can't suit up the Jaguars will need to pray that starter Barry Church doesn't go down with an injury in this one.
Lerentee McCray, the Jaguars backup pass rusher and core special teamer, has been battling a knee injury for a few weeks. He's been ruled out for this one. He was limited in Wednesday's practice, but did not participate on Thursday for Friday. McCray has 1.5 sacks in 2017 and is one of the team's more talented backups.
On the Steelers end of the injury report, there's only one player whose status for the game on Sunday is in doubt. Starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert is listed as doubtful. If he is unable to go the Jaguars will have a decided edge against the Steelers on the edge, which could lead to a fair amount of pressure for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.
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