Jacksonville will have to look for help at tight end after starter James O'Shaughnessy suffered a high-ankle sprain during the team’s 23-13 loss against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer provided an update on several players during his Monday press conference, including on O'Shaughnessy and receiver Laviska Shenault, who is expected to play this week.
Shenault, according to Meyer, is dealing with a shoulder injury and is expected to play and practice. Other injuries that were suffered on Sunday include guard A.J. Cann (hamstring), who is also expected to be good to go as it’s thought to be minor.
Cornerback CJ Henderson, however, will be in wait-and-see mode as he is dealing with a minor groin injury, “we’re not sure yet on that one,” Meyer said.
On O'Shaughnessy, he is expected to be out “for a few weeks,” which will put a burden on the team’s tight end room that was already thin to begin with.
“That’s a problem,” Meyer said. “We have [TE Jacob] Hollister. [He] is a guy that we signed to the team, and he’s not been activated, so our plan right now is to activate him.”
The Jaguars signed Hollister following the NFL’s final cut-down day in August, but he has yet to suit up for the team during the regular season. That will change this week against the Arizona Cardinals as the Jaguars look to replace the production that O’Shaughnessy was expected to bring.
As for Henderson’s potential absence, the Jaguars will likely use second-round rookie Tyson Campbell in his place. Campbell played outside when the team utilized just two cornerbacks in packages against the Broncos.
With cornerback Tre Herndon expected to practice some this week, the team could be getting its veteran nickel back just in time.