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Alexander up, Groves down on Jags' chart

10/6/2009



Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Just took a passing glance at the Jaguars game release for Seattle and found two things of interest, even if they are unofficial:

Gerald Alexander has supplanted Sean Considine as the starting strong safety and Quentin Groves has been demoted to third string.

Alexander started for the injured Considine (groin) against Tennessee and was very good, with a pick and a forced fumble in the first half. I’m not sure about Considine’s health this week, but if he’s back it appears he’ll work behind Alexander.

The Jaguars are still listing their front as if it’s a 4-3, though their base defense is now a 3-4. Derrick Harvey played as an outside linebacker rather than at end Sunday and was better. Groves apparently is not making the same progress. Those who rank ahead of him at end or outside linebacker now include two undrafted rookies -- end Julius Williams and backer Russell Allen.