Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Notebook; No Practice for Posluszny

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Notebook; No Practice for Posluszny

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Byline: Hays Carlyon

Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny missed practice Thursday while he remains in the NFL's concussion program. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is holding out hope that Posluszny might be able to play on Sunday against Arizona.

"We are waiting to see," Bradley said.

"We're just following the NFL protocol on the concussion program. We should have more of an update tomorrow at practice. He feels much better, but he's not at the point yet where he can be cleared."

Posluszny leads the Jaguars with 88 tackles and in interceptions with two. If he can't play, Russell Allen will move to the middle and John Lotulelei will take Allen's spot.

Receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (shoulder) missed Thursday's practice. Bradley said Shorts and Miller were held out on his decision to give the two some rest.

Receivers Stephen Burton (concussion) and Stephen Williams (Achilles) also were out of practice.

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) was limited on the team's injury report for Thursday's practice, as were cornerback Alan Ball (ankle), receiver Mike Brown (ankle), left guard Will Rackley (concussion) and tight end Danny Noble (hamstring).

Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (ankle) returned to a full practice after missing Wednesday. The Jaguars also listed defensive ends Tyson Alualu (elbow) and Andre Branch (neck) as full participants after the two were limited Wednesday.

TACKLES PICK UP SLACK

The Jaguars have started Cameron Bradfield and Austin Pasztor at offensive tackle the last four games.

The team traded left tackle Eugene Monroe to Baltimore, and then lost left tackle Luke Joeckel for the season to a broken ankle in the same week back in early October. Since the St. Louis game on Oct. 6, Bradfield and Pasztor were forced into greater roles.

Bradfield, a third-year veteran, had 14 career starts prior to stepping in for Joeckel at left tackle. Pasztor, 22, had three career starts at left guard before manning the right tackle spot against the Rams.

"I think they've played pretty well overall," Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. "I would say that they've graded out pretty good. …

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