Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton has practiced in full all week and could return to the starting line up. According to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, he could return at another position.It's funny, because I thought about writing about this as a possibility after I commented on Guy Whimper actually playing well at right tackle. While Whimper struggled in the preseason, he actually has settled in and been very solid at right tackle. I thought that Britton, coming back from his back injury, would need to clearly show he was back from his injury before inserting him back into the line up, or they could kick him inside to guard.
Rookie left guard Will Rackley has struggled mightily at his position through the preseason and in the first two games. Rackley was the main culprit in the safety against the New York Jets, getting manhandled by rookie end Muhammad Wilkerson. Clearly, Rackley just isn't ready yet to be a consistent starter in the NFL and that shouldn't be a surprise. He originally wasn't supposed to start right away, but the injury and weight issues with Vince Manuwai forced him into the lineup sooner than expected. Kicking Britton to guard could help improve the line in pass protection and run blocking.
Rackley, in my opinion, is likely going to wind up at the center position anyways when Brad Meester finally hangs up the cleats. If the Jaguars have found a starter in Guy Whimper at right tackle and Britton can transition to left guard, the time might have found their long-term offensive line going forward.