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Taven Bryan sidelined with abdominal injury

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been pretty fortunate with injuries dating back to last season, which is weird to say considering Allen Robinson tore his ACL in the first game of the season, but for the most part they haven’t had too many major injuries. That trend has continued with only some knicks and minor dings, which has now hit rookie defensive lineman Taven Bryan.

Bryan, the Jaguars first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, has been getting reps in as the primary backup at big end for Calais Campbell while also pulling some double duty at defensive tackle. According to Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone however, Bryan is dealing with an abdominal injury and is day-to-day for practice.

The team hasn’t made a decision yet on whether Bryan will play in Thursday’s preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints, but if his missing practice time two days prior to the game, I’d think they would lean to be cautious and hold him out of playing in the game.

It’s possible skipping a day will afford him the rest to heal up and be ready, but personally I have my doubts we see him in action this week.