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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Defensive snaps: Evans gaining experience

By Michael DiRocco

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A look at snaps played by Jacksonville Jaguars defenders in Sunday’s 34-20 loss to Indianapolis, while analyzing what it means:

S Josh Evans 73 of 73

LB Paul Posluszny 73 of 73

S Johnathan Cyprien 73 of 73

CB Alan Ball 73 of 73

CB Will Blackmon 72 of 73

LB Geno Hayes 72 of 73

DE Tyson Alualu 58 of 73

DT Sen’Derrick Marks 53 of 73

LB Russell Allen 52 of 73

DE Jason Babin DE 52 of 73

DT Roy Miller 48 of 73

DE Andre Branch 37 of 73

DT Brandon Deaderick 33 of 73

CB Mike Harris 21 of 73

DT Abry Jones 9 of 73

S Winston Guy 2 of 73

LB J.T. Thomas 1 of 73

DB Demetrius McCray 1 of 73

Analysis: Rookie safety Josh Evans has not come off the field on defense since he replaced Dwight Lowery on the third defensive snap against Seattle. While he’s making mistakes, the experience he’s gaining is invaluable. Evans played three snaps in the season opener and one in the second game against Oakland. Don’t be surprised if Evans remains the starter when Lowery (concussion) is cleared to return. … Coach Gus Bradley said Alualu took a step forward in Week 4 against Indianapolis and was rewarded with a season-high 58 snaps. The switch from tackle to end has been a slow adjustment. … Branch was credited with one of the Jaguars’ two sacks, but he was just the player who touched Sam Bradford after he tripped over a teammate’s ankle. … Jones made his season debut.