Jaguars without CBs Bouye, Patmon vs Eagles in London
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye against Philadelphia in London on Sunday.
The Jaguars (3-4) ruled Bouye out Thursday, saying he did not make the overseas trip. The team also will be without backup cornerback Tyler Patmon because of a neck injury. Patmon also remained in Jacksonville.
Cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) made the flight, but he's unlikely to play because of a lingering toe injury. Hayden has missed five consecutive games and hasn't practiced since Sept. 21.
Bouye missed practice Thursday after sustaining a calf injury in drills the day before.
Without them, the Jaguars will have three undrafted rookie cornerbacks to play alongside All-Pro Jalen Ramsey.
Tre' Herndon or fellow undrafted rookie Quenton Meeks is expected to start, and newly signed Dee Delaney will serve as a backup. Meeks started the season on the practice squad, and Delaney was promoted to the 53-man roster Thursday. The team placed linebacker Donald Payne (knee) on IR.
"I'm definitely looking forward to it," said Meeks, a former starter at Stanford. "It's a chance to fill in for A.J. I'm just trying to fill in and do my job until he gets back healthy and everything like that. I have to step in and do what I have to do. I'm just preparing like I would all the time. I've worked my whole life for this."
Meeks is the son of former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks, who coached in the NFL between 1991 and 2012.
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