Tomorrow night’s AFC South battle between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars is a prime-time game with high draft pick ramifications, and teams are pretty much either playing for a playoff spot or a higher draft pick at this point in the season. But the craziest thing is that no AFC team has been mathematically eliminated. That said, the Texans are projected to have the first pick in the draft, and the Jaguars just don’t have a good enough roster to make the playoffs.
Jaguars wide receiver Stephen Burton has been out since catching one pass for 11 yards in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans due to a concussion, and he isn’t going to be playing this week either. Jaguars official site beat writer John Oehser reports that Burton has been ruled out for tomorrow’s game against the Texans, and this news doesn’t come as a surprise at all.
Burton just doesn’t seem close to returning from a concussion, especially on a short week. Hopefully the length between today and the Week 15 contest against the Buffalo Bills allows the 23-year-old to play that week, but it’s tough to guess anything when it comes to Burton’s concussion. I hope he can recover soon, because it’s been a very tough battle against this concussion.