JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars’ future at safety officially is at hand.
“It was just a decision at that time that (Jaguars General Manager) Dave (Caldwell) and I talked about and made,” Bradley said Wednesday as the Jaguars (0-5) prepared to play the Denver Broncos (5-0) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
Lowery, who started 20 games the past two seasons, started the first three games this season before sustaining a concussion on the first series of a Week Two loss at Seattle.
“D-Lo has been very good for us and a good player,” Bradley said. “He’s given a lot to us and was great throughout. It was an organizational decision.”
Placing Lowery on injured reserve and subsequently releasing him means rookies
Cyprien, the Jaguars’ second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, started the first five games of the season, with Evans – a sixth-round selection – playing extensively in place of Lowery in Week Three and starting the last two games.
“It really doesn’t change much,” Evans said. “You kind of heard it early on. They were saying the future was Johnathan (Cyprien) and Josh Evans. It just came a little sooner than people probably expected.”
Also on Wednesday:
*Bradley said he won’t use the Broncos’ being significant favorites for Sunday’s game as motivation for players. “I don’t go there,” Bradley said. “Things like that, at times, are more external motivation. If you get caught doing that one week, you’re doing it the next week, then you’re doing it the next week. Then, you’re always searching for reasons to be motivated. … We can get caught up in all the other things, but when you do that you miss yourself, what you need to do.”
*Bradley said he expects Marks to play Sunday, and said the only player expected to miss Sunday from the above list is Gabbert. He said Gratz is likely to miss a fifth consecutive game after starting the regular-season opener….
*With Gabbert out Sunday, third-year veteran
*Mincey and Burton remain in the concussion program, and the team is awaiting test results from this week….
*Lewis, who missed four of the first five games with the calf injury, worked on the side in practice. “He’s starting to push sleds and things like that,” Bradley said. “I think for Marcedes right now it’s gaining confidence in it.”…