Friday, November 25, 2011
Jacksonville secondary takes another hit
By Paul Kuharsky
The Jaguars couldn’t have had a much more costly loss in Cleveland last week. The defeat featured end of game debacles in play-calling and clock management. Veteran linebacker Clint Session was lost for the season after suffering his second concussion of the year. And Friday the team put cornerback Derek Cox on IR with a knee injury.
Cox joins Rashean Mathis on the list of Jacksonville cornerbacks out for the season.
As Andre Johnson returns to action for the Texans on Sunday and Matt Leinart takes his place as Houston’s quarterback, the explosive and powerful receiver will be working against Will Middleton or Ashton Youboty.
Few teams have third and fourth cornerbacks who are on the level of their first and second. But that’s a substantial drop off. Veteran nickelback Drew Coleman now ranks as the team’s best and most experienced corner, but he’s apparently viewed as strictly a slot guy and it doesn’t appear the team plans to use him as a corner in the base defense.
The Jaguars filled Cox’s roster spot by adding quarterback Den LeFevour, who was signed off the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad.