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Jaguars vs. Chiefs: Thursday Injury Reports, Norwell, Linder Limited

Demetrius Harvey



May 22, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars center Brandon Linder (65) and offensive guard Andrew Norwell (68) run drills during organized team activities at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs have released their Thursday injury reports ahead of their week five matchup at Arrowhead Stadium. For the Jaguars, as noted yesterday, they will be without Nickel D.J. Hayden and star Running back Leonard Fournette.

As for the rest of the Jaguars injured players, the Jaguars seem solid as far as availability goes for Sunday’s matchup. With Andrew Norwell and Brandon Linder being limited these are the two key players who Jaguars fans need to keep a close eye on for tomorrows status report.

If neither can go this week, that would be a huge problem for the Jaguars even though the Chiefs defense is not highly favored. If neither can go Chris Reed will start for Norwell,  Tyler Shatley for Brandon Linder. It is, however, a good sign that they both were able to participate in practice today.

Here are the teams Thursday injury reports:


RB T.J. Yeldon (Ankle): Limited Participant

OL A.J. Cann (Triceps): Limited Participant

OL Jermey Parnell (Knee): Limited Participant

DE Calais Campbell (Ankle): Limited Participant

CB D.J. Hayden (Toe): Did Not Participate  (OUT)

RB Leonard Fournette (Hamstring): Did Not Participate (OUT)

C Brandon Linder (Knee/Back): Limited Participant

OL Andrew Norwell (Foot): Limited Participant

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Core Muscle Injury): Limited Participant


WR Chris Conley (Ankle): Full Participant

C Mitch Morse (Back): Full Participant

DL Chris Jones (Shoulder): Full Participant

WR Sammy Watkins (Hamstring): Limited Participant

LB Dee Ford (Groin): Limited Participant

S Eric Berry (Heel): Did Not Participate

S Armani Watts (Groin): Full Participant

For the Chiefs, without Eric Berry as well as Sammy Watkins potentially the Jaguars should be licking their chops a bit more. Sammy Watkins, although he is not their number one receiver, allows the Chiefs to do so many different things as far as personnel. If he is out, the Chiefs might look into using more 21 personnel looks.

Eric Berry not participating again in practice most likely indicates he will not play, yet again for the Chiefs this week. Berry being out is huge for the Jaguars passing as well as run game. The Chiefs are extremely poor on defense and the Jaguars need to be able to take advantage of it even without Leonard Fournette.  For the rest of the Chiefs injured players, nothing has changed, except for Armani Watts being added to the injury report.

Demetrius Harvey is a Locked on Jaguars writer focusing on game breakdowns as well as breaking news. Demetrius is a lifelong Jaguars fan. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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Jaguars Activate Tackle Josh Wells, Release Niles Paul from IR

Demetrius Harvey



Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a couple more roster moves this Friday after releasing Strong Safety Barry Church. The Jaguars have finally activated Tackle Josh Wells. Wells was placed on short-term injured reserve after week five with a groin injury.

This move comes at an opportune time as the Jaguars will be without Right Tackle Jermey Parnell. Wells will more than likely start at Right Tackle this week against the Redskins.

The Jaguars have also released Niles Paul from injured reserve, signed Lyndon Johnson from the teams practice squad, and placed OL Josh Walker on injured reserve.

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Jaguars vs. Redskins: Friday Injury Report, Parnell Out, Lambo in Doubt

Demetrius Harvey



Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins have released their Friday final status/injury report of the week ahead of their week fifteen matchup at TIAA Bank Field. For the Jaguars, they will be without Jermey Parnell, D.J. Chark, and Josh Walker.

All three players are listed as out with various injuries. The Jaguars have a move they could potentially make in activating Tackle Josh Wells who has been practicing the past couple of weeks. D.J. Chark will miss his fourth consecutive game making his rookie season disappointing in the end, unfortunately.

The other major area of concern is kicker Josh Lambo being listed as Questionable. A little later in the day, the Jaguars signed Kicker Kai Forbath which suggests he will probably be out this Sunday against the Redkins. We will revisit this on Sunday when the inactive players are released.

Below are both teams status reports:


WR D.J. Chark Jr. (Quadricep): Out

RT Jermey Parnell (Knee): Out

OL Josh Walker (Ankle): Out

LB Lerentee McCray (Illness): Questionable

K Josh Lambo (Right Groin): Questionable


LB Ryan Anderson (Hamstring): Out

TE Jordan Reed (Ankle/Foot): Out

WR Josh Doctson (Concussion): Questionable

DE Matt Ioannidis (Shin): Questionable

OT Ty Neskhe (Knee): Questionable

OT Mogan Moses (Ankle): Questionable

LS Nick Sundberg (Back): Questionable

S Monte Nicholson (Illness): Questionable

RB Chris Thompson (Illness): Questionable

The Redskins have a much more lengthy status report than the Jaguars which is remarkable given how the Jaguars injuries have gone this season. Washington will be without at least a couple of starters including their starting Linebacker and Tight End. They also more than likely will be without a starting wide receiver in Josh Doctson.

Their Long Snapper Nick Sundberg has a high possibility of missing the game this Sunday as well because of a back injury. They have brought in a few long snappers to work out in the event he is not able to go.

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Jaguars sign Kicker Kai Forbath in Wake of Josh Lambo Injury

Demetrius Harvey



Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a roster move in wake of the Josh Lambo right-groin injury. They have signed former Redskins and Vikings Kicker Kai Forbath. Forbath has a career FG% of 85.9% which is at the very least respectable in a league where kickers seem to be missing routine kicks daily now.

With Lambo potentially out the Jaguars were forced into a move. This could always be more of a cautionary move in the case Lambo does not play, but generally speaking, if a team signs a kicker near the end of the week it is not a good sign. We will see what happens when the last injury report comes out.

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