Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Guy Whimper missed practice today dealing with a knee injury and his status for the game against the Tennessee Titans. Whimper injured his knee against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. If Whimper won't be able to play on Saturday, undrafted rookie Cameron Bradfield could make his second start of the season.
Bradfield started for the injured Eugene Monroe when the Jaguars traveled to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers weeks ago, when Eben Britton came up injured the day of the game. Bradfield looked very good filling in for Monroe on the left side, handling his own against the Steelers exotic blitzes. If he starts on Saturday however, he will be playing on the right side of the line where he has seen limited action.
Bradfield has seen limited action on and off spelling Whimper as he's dealt with a hip injury and when he came in against the Falcons gave up a sack, but in the pre-season and his one start in 2011, Bradfield has looked like a viable tackle. If he starts on Saturday, it could be sort of an audition of sorts to be a long-term swing tackle, or compete for the starting right tackle position in 2012.