The Jacksonville Jaguars are dealing with several injuries at the wide receiver position ahead of tomorrow’s rivalry showdown against the Houston Texans, and they will be without a key rotational pass rusher in Jeremy Mincey. According to Jaguars official site beat writer John Oehser, Mincey did not travel with the team to Houston due to a violation of team rules, and Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley is unsurprisingly keeping a tight lid on what exactly Mincey did.
It’s disappointing news, because Mincey played his best game of the season in last week’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He did an amazing job of putting pressure on the quarterback and also came away with his second sack of the season. Mincey recorded three tackles in total and added a pass defended in a fine day of work. He’s been solid overall this season and has done a nice job of putting pressure on the quarterback and playing stout run defense. He isn’t a starter, but Mincey continues to forge himself a solid niche in the Jaguars defense as a rotational DE who can also play at DT in a pinch.
Without Mincey, the Jaguars will lose a defensive lineman who is on a bit of a hot streak as of late, but it’s not a huge blow by any means. The Jaguars are definitely at a disadvantage against the Texans, so coming up with an upset won’t be easy. It’s still definitely achievable, though, since the Texans lost to the Oakland Raiders last week and will be without solid No. 2 CB Kareem Jackson for another game.