JACKSONVILLE – The injuries mount as season’s end draws near.
Gratz, a rookie who missed five games with a high-ankle sprain earlier this season, sustained a high-ankle sprain Sunday and Bradley said he likely will not play Sunday.
Deaderick sustained a dislocated elbow and is definitely out for the season.
Third-year left offensive tackle
“He’s got a chance to play,” Bradley said Monday, a day after the Jaguars’ 20-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field Sunday. “We’ll have to be smart with how we practice him this week.”
As for that practice schedule, the early part has been altered because of Christmas falling on Wednesday this season. Bradley moved the Jaguars’ Wednesday practice to Tuesday and players will be off Wednesday before returning Thursday.
Bradley said the Jaguars likely will have a walkthrough-style practice Tuesday and practice with helmets Thursday.
“It works out with the schedule, so we’re going to utilize that,” Bradley said.
“We’ll continue as a staff to talk about what’s the best thing for both of those guys moving forward,” Bradley said. “Roy might be a little different situation than Geno. He (Hayes) really wants to compete to see if we can get this thing in order to give him a chance to play on Sunday.”
“He should be in good shape this week for practice,” Bradley said.
Bradley said running back
The Jaguars last week placed wide receivers
Bradley said while roster moves were possible this week in response to injuries to players such as Deaderick and Gratz, it’s unlikely those players would be late-week additions to the injured reserve list. That means if either player were to go on IR it likely would be early in the week.
If Gratz can’t play, cornerback