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Jaguars vs. Texans: Wednesday Injury Report, D.J. Chark Back

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Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans have released their Wednesday injury report ahead of their week 17 matchup at NRG Stadium. For the Jaguars, they finally are getting back Rookie Wide Receiver D.J. Chark for the season finale. Chark has been injured for the past four weeks with a Quad injury. He was not placed on injured reserve, I suppose, to maximize the reps in his rookie year.

For the rest of the Jaguars, Leonard Founrette apparently is still injured with a foot/ankle injury and did not participate in practice today. Fournette has dealt with injuries throughout his Jaguars career, and especially this season. It is not surprising he is injured yet again this week. A.J. Bouye is a new and unexpected addition to the injury report with a toe injury. He did not practice today, and if he cannot play Sunday, Rookie Quenton Meeks likely will assume his role.

Josh Wells and Josh Lambo are also both injured this week. Lambo still has a groin injury, and Wells is out with a concussion. If Wells cannot play this week it is likely Patrick Omameh assumes his spot once again. Lambo will be replaced by Kai Forbath.

Once again backup Quarterback, Cody Kessler was limited in practice as well with a shoulder injury. Blake Bortles was named the starting Quarterback earlier today.

Below are the injury reports for both teams:

JAGUARS:

CB A.J. Bouye (Toe): Did Not Participate

K Josh Lambo (Groin): Did Not Participate

OL Josh Wells (Concussion): Did Not Participate

RB Leonard Fournette (Ankle/Foot): Limited Participation

QB Cody Kessler (Right Shoulder): Limited Participation

WR D.J. Chark Jr. (Quad): Full Participation

TEXANS:

WR Keke Coutee (Hamstring): Limited Participation

DE Christian Covington (Knee):Limited Participation

S Andre Hal (Ankle): Limited Participation

WR DeAndre Hopkins (Ankle): Limited Participation

CB/S Kareem Jackson (Knee): Limited Participation

CB Johnathan Joseph (Neck): Limited Participation

RB Lamar Miller (Ankle): Limited Participation

S Justin Reid (Shoulder/Wrist): Full Participation

DE J.J. Watt (Knee): Limited Participation

The Houston Texans have an abundance of injuries. And for that reason I have limited the reporting of their injury report to the most important/impactful players on the injury report.

The Texnas’ most valuable player on the report is absolutely DeAndre Hopkins. Anytime the Jaguars and the Texans play the matchup to watch has been Jalen Ramsey and Hopkins. At least for the past few years. This matchup should not change this upcoming Sunday as it is a must win game for the Texans, just as much some Jaguars fans might view it as a “must lose”.

We will see what comes of this lengthy injury report throughout the week. For now, it seems as though the Texans are just as battered and bruised as the Jaguars have been early on in the season.

Demetrius Harvey is the lead editor for the Locked on Jaguars website covering breaking news, breakdowns, and more. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith apparently fined by team

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Dec 2, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) reacts during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have apparently fined LB Telvin Smith for missing three days of mandatory minicamp. This amount, according to Telvin Smith on Instagram, was for a total of $88,650. Telvin Smith decided to leave the game of football for a year last month and has not shown up to any team activities since the season ended in January.

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Smith stated in his Instagram post “Oh y’all  thght [sic] it was a game!!! You say you wanna sit & get ya life right. . . they say nah […] you pay me!!!” also stating “It’s still love!!”

The Jaguars have every right to fine Smith under the current CBA signed in 2011 regarding mandatory participation in team activities. Smith has not yet informed the Jaguars officially of his intentions for the 2019 season, thus he is still considered a part of the team and on the 90-man roster.

It is not yet known whether or not the team has opted to fine DE Yannick Ngakoue who was also missing from mandatory minicamp last week as he resolves his contract with the team.

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REPORT: Jaguars sign WR Tre McBride and DT Kalani Vakameilao

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today the signings of WR Tre McBride and Rookie DT Kalani Vakameilalo. Both players had a tryout during yesterday’s minicamp practice. They have waived LB Nick DeLuca and LS Christian Kuntz to make room.

McBride has played for the Tennesee Titans, Chicago Bears, and the New York Jets during his time in the NFL. In 2017 he hauled in eight receptions for 144 yards. His lone touchdown came in 2015 with the Tennesee Titans. The Jaguars currently have 12 WRs on the roster including McBride. They will enter training camp for a battle for possibly five or six spots. Currently, it would be a surprise if McBride makes the team.

Vakameilao went undrafted out of Oregon State where he posted 75 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss.

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Jaguars finalize draft class with signing of LB Quincy Williams

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially wrapped up their 2019 NFL Draft class with the signing of third-round pick Quincy Williams the team has announced today. Williams played college football at Murray State as a linebacker and safety and will be playing LB with the Jaguars.

Following the departure of WLB Telvin Smith, the Jaguars needed to find a replacement, and they hope Williams can eventually develop into that role. During OTAs and mandatory minicamp, Williams has taken some first-team reps at LB along with LB Ramik Wilson. The WLB battle will be one to watch during training camp later this summer.

Williams spoke briefly following the signing of his contract stating, “I’ve been dreaming on this and waiting on this moment my whole life,” Williams said. “I’m just here to answer the question of, ‘Who is Quincy Williams?’”

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