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Sen’Derrick Marks not happy about playing time: I feel ‘slapped in the face’

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars locker room is starting to fracture and one of the most outspoken critics of the coaching staff is firing shots.

Veteran defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks was not happy about sitting on the sidelines for the majority of the game against the Houston Texans.

"I’ve flat out done a lot for this organization and to be slapped in the face — I was on the sideline for the majority of the game,” Marks said shortly after Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Texans.

And here’s the thing: Marks has done a lot for this team. He was arguably the best player on defense on that 2014 squad. And two season-ending injuries in a 12-month span between 2014 and 2015 set him back, but he’s been good this year in the limited opportunities he’s gotten.

Malik Jackson is a better talent, sure. That’s one interior guy. And with Roy Miller out for the season, it seems they need run-stopping guys like Abry Jones to step up... so it makes sense why an interior rusher like Sen’Derrick is going to be the odd man out. I mean, they didn’t draft Sheldon Day for nothing.

But it still sucks for a guy who’s still good at what he does and pours his heart into the Jacksonville community.