Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox was knocked out of yesterdays game after taking a shot to the chest/rib cage area trying to intercept a pass. After the game, Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio told the media he didn't think the injury was serious and again told the media today that Cox wouldn't be out "long term". My sources tell me however, that starting cornerback Derek Cox could potentially miss up to 3 weeks with a rib/chest injury, worst case scenario. The official injury report doesn't begin until Wednesday, but according to my sources I wouldn't expect Cox to practice much, if at all, this week. I also don't expect him to play on Sunday.
If Derek Cox is unable to start Sunday, I'm actually not sure who would start on the outside in his place. I don't think it will be William Middleton or Drew Coleman, both are nickelbacks and not really suited to play on the outside. My guess would be former New York Jets utility defensive back Dwight Lowery, who played significant snaps yesterday at the safety position, when the Jaguars would employ some three safety sets. If I recall, he's started some games at corner for the Jets previously.