Jaguars vs. Dolphins score: In spectacular manner, Jacksonville ends a 20-game losing skid in London.Dolphins vs Jaguars
The Miami Dolphins confirmed later in the week that cornerback Xavien Howard and wide receiver DeVante Parker will miss their game against the Jaguars.
On Sunday morning, the club added three more important players to the inactive list: cornerback Byron Jones, wide receiver Preston Williams, and tight end Adam Shaheen.
Due to Jones’ absence, the Dolphins will have to depend on veterans Jason McCourty, Justin Coleman, Eric Rowe, and Nik Needham to step up and contain Jacksonville’s wideouts.
Williams adds to a depleted wide receiver corps. The Dolphins are down to Jaylen Waddle, Albert Wilson, Mack Hollins, Isaiah Ford, and Kirk Merritt on Sunday without Williams, Parker, or Will Fuller.
Because of Shaheen’s injury, youngster Hunter Long, who has only played 20 offensive plays this season, may get several targets this week.
Third-string quarterback Reid Sinnett and offensive lineman Greg Little round out the inactives.
On Sunday in 9:30 a.m., Miami takes on Jacksonville.
Over the past two weeks, Lambo and Wright have been in a fight to be the Jaguars kicker, with Wright winning each weekly duel and receiving the nods in Weeks 5 and 6. Wright can no longer be activated from the practise squad to the active roster, thus any further transfers between the two groups will need the Jaguars clearing a roster space on the active roster.
After slipping farther and further down the pecking order in recent weeks, Johnson is a healthy scratch for the first time this season. The Jaguars claimed the former Chargers receiver on waivers before Week 1, but he has just one catch and his snaps have been decreasing each week until he played no plays as an active member of the team in Week 5.
Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault, Jamal Agnew, Tavon Austin, and Laquon Treadwell will be the Jaguars’ receivers without Johnson on the field, with Treadwell being activated from the practise squad for Sunday’s game.
Taven Bryan, a defensive lineman, is out for the first time in his NFL career. The Jaguars had been using him in a rotating capacity for the first five weeks of the season, but when starting defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris returned from an ankle injury, they had to choose between him and fourth-round rookie Jay Tufele. Tufele has been selected by Jacksonville, at least for the time being.