Wednesday, August 26, 2009
For Jags, third game means second LBs
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
None of the Jaguars' three starting linebackers will play Thursday night in Philadelphia, as Jack Del Rio negotiates how best to use his people considering this is his team's third game in 11 days.
Justin Durant has a hip flexor and Clint Ingram is recovering from a head injury. Daryl Smith will be rested. Look for Thomas Williams, Brian Iwuh and Tim Shaw to start.
Del Rio is likely to use the preseason finale Sept. 3 against Washington as more of the traditional dress rehearsal game.
"I don't think [the third game is] the same as it has been for us anyway, this year in particular due to our schedule," he said. "I think there's no way in the world that I would treat it that way based on what we're coming out of the last few days and what we're going into. I think we need to share the workload, clearly I've stated it that way, that's what we're going to do. I don't know that you'll get the same, 'Boy, this is a key indicator' type of moment that maybe you do in other camps or preseason work."