On Wednesday morning, the Jaguars announced that starting free safety and team captain Jarrod Wilson has been designated to return from the Injured Reserve. The team has 21 days to activate Wilson to the active roster.
This is a welcomed development for a Jaguars' defense that has surrendered 32.3 points per game during Wilson's three-game absence. Wilson hit the IR after a week one hamstring injury, and Jacksonville's defense hasn't been the same since.
It's unclear when exactly Wilson will be activated, but he will return to practice on Wednesday. The Jaguars' coaching staff obviously shouldn't rush him back before he's ready, but they are undoubtedly eager for Wilson to return to the playing field.
In Wilson's stead, Andrew Wingard has been starting at free safety. Wingard has had his fair share of ups and downs, whereas Jarrod Wilson usually brings a level of consistency to the back end of the Jaguars' defense.
Doug Marrone said that cornerback CJ Henderson (shoulder), weakside linebacker Myles Jack (ankle), left tackle Cam Robinson (knee), and wide receiverLaviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) all have a chance to play this Sunday against the Texans, while nickel cornerback DJ Hayden (hamstring) will need more time to recover.
On running back Devine Ozigbo, who has been on IR with a hamstring injury, the Jaguars are taking it slow with him to make sure he's fine. He's eligible to be designated to return from IR, but the Jaguars aren't rushing it.
Marrone could not provide an update on running back Ryquell Armstead, who had been on the COVID list throughout much of training camp and has remained on the list to this point in the regular season.
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