Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton is absent from practice today, once again according to multiple reporters via twitter. Britton has been dealing with a back injury that flared back up prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers game when he was made inactive game day. Britton has missed practices and hasn't played since. He dealt with a disc issue prior to the season, which required back surgery.
Britton missed the first two games with Guy Whimper playing in his place. After rookie Will Rackley struggled to start the season, Britton took over at left guard. Britton stated the next three games before his back flared up. He's been inactive since the Pittsburgh game and even after the bye week still isn't practicing. I would be surprised if Britton played this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts and certainly don't expect him to start. The problem with back injuries however, especially disc issues, is they don't really go away. This is likely going to be an issue going forward with Britton.