There is a seemingly endless supply of Jaguars injury updates to provide. That happens when a team places 31 players on injured reserve as the Jaguars did last year. Two more for you today: defensive end Austen Lane and linebacker Paul Posluszny. Lane and Posluszny both suffered shoulder injuries. Lane says his, a torn labrum, occurred in training camp and he was able to play with it for several weeks. It got aggravated in October when the Jaguars played the Pittsburgh Steelers and Lane went on IR.
Left tackle Eugene Monroe recalls, with a smile, right tackle Eben Britton’s remarks three years ago after the Jaguars drafted Britton in the second round. Caught up in the disappointment of not being a first-round pick, Britton delivered an impassioned address in which he promised every team that passed on him would regret it "for the rest of the history of that franchise."
When it comes to his body, Eugene Monroe figures he knows best. So, Monroe said while talk about him being too light last season got to be a bit much – "it definitely wore me out," he said – the Jaguars’ fourth-year left tackle said it’s not something that will make him change his approach. "Whatever the weight is, I don’ t really care – I’m going to be ready to play," Monroe said Thursday during the Jaguars’ off-season program, which will continue next week with a voluntary three-day Veteran Orientation at EverBank Field.
He won’t have to finish reading this story to know what’s below. Soon after this story is posted on this web site, Zach Miller says he knows the comments section will say something to the effect of, "Sure, if he can stay on the field . . ." Or, "Great, we’ve heard this before."
Kuharsky’s thoughts: I am in line with scenarios one, two and three and if I am a Jaguars backer I’d be happy with any of the three. Shoring up the offensive line? I don’t love the depth, but if Eben Britton is healthy, they should have enough.