Monday, November 11, 2013
Paul Posluszny's status uncertain
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars won their first game on Sunday but they have lost their best player for a while, too.
Head coach Gus Bradley said middle linebacker Paul Posluszny suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the Jaguars’ 29-27 victory over Tennessee. Bradley says he’s uncertain whether Posluszny will be able to play in the Jaguars’ home game against Arizona on Sunday.
"I don’t know [if Posluszny will miss a game]," Bradley said. "I’ve seen it around the league where it hasn’t been that way. Everybody’s different. We’ll wait and see what they say."
Not having Posluszny on the field would be a huge blow for a Jaguars defense that is coming off its best game of the season. He's the team's leading tackler (88) and has also forced one fumble and intercepted two passes, including one which he returned 59 yards for a touchdown. If Posluszny cannot play, Bradley said Russell Allen would take his spot.
In addition to Posluszny, guard Will Rackley and receiver Stephen Burton also are in the concussion program. Rackley suffered his concussion against San Francisco and did not play against Tennessee. Mike Brewster started in Rackley’s place against the Titans.
Burton was hurt early in the fourth quarter against the Titans on a play in which he caught an 11-yard pass. It is his second concussion of the season. He missed the previous five games while recovering from his first concussion.
Bradley said he will hopefully know more about the three players' chance of playing on Wednesday.