Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman said his playing status is a basically a wait-and-see situation. Apparently, his wait will last at least another week. Kampman, who has missed six games this season, was listed as doubtful when the Jaguars released their final injury report of the week Friday, and Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said he is probably closer to out than doubtful.
Matt Roth didn’t exactly leave Cleveland pleased with the organization, but that isn’t his biggest motivation heading back to face the team he played for the past two seasons. Rather, he says, he wants to play well against his old teammates. Roth signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Jaguars during the preseason.
This week, the Jaguars posted a video with Maurice Jones-Drew promoting fullback Greg Jones for the Pro Bowl. Jones isn't a well-known guy outside of Jacksonville, by nature of his position and location. So, while deserving, Jones has never made a Pro Bowl or been an All Pro, he was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2007, the last time the Jaguars went to the playoffs. The Jaguars record the past few years is probably part of that equation.
Jacksonville’s surging defense includes a pair of vastly improved young cornerbacks. Derek Cox is enjoying a nice third season, while Will Middleton has done a good job in the slot. With Rashean Mathis out for the year, Middleton will become a starter.