Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown came into yesterday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals as probable with an ankle injury, and he left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. While the Jaguars initially labeled Brown as questionable to return, the team’s No. 2 wide receiver was unable to get back into the game. Frustratingly, Jaguars star WR Cecil Shorts still didn’t receive an uptick in targets despite the injury, as he was only targeted five times all game. That’s something he was not too pleased about.
According to Jaguars official site beat writer John Oehser, head coach Gus Bradley told reporters that Brown is questionable for next week’s game against the Houston Texans. Michael Floyd was able to play (and dominate, but he’s also Michael Floyd and had Carson Palmer on-a-hot-streak throwing it to him) through an AC sprain in yesterday’s game after there were initially some doubts regarding his status. Like Brown, Floyd suffered the injury the week before, but he didn’t miss a beat after progressing well throughout the week and showing increased optimism.
We’ll see if the same happens to Brown, who has done a nice job this season, all things considered. He’s emerged as a decent wide receiver with 48.2 yards per game, and he’s looks locked in as the No. 2 wideout opposite of Shorts, following Justin Blackmon’s year-long suspension. Brown will likely come down to a game-time decision this week, so keep a close eye on his practice status.