The Jaguars confirmed late this afternoon that this Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Bills will be blacked out to the Jacksonville television market.
Nearly 6,000 tickets remained at the close of business today. The blackout marks the second consecutive regular-season Jaguars home game not to be televised in Jacksonville.
Secondary markets are included in the blackout area, therefore, television stations in Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Orlando and Savannah, Ga., will not be allowed to air the game. The blackout radius is signal penetration within 75 miles of the home city. In addition, sports bars and other business establishments located within the blackout area are not permitted to show the game via satellite or any other means.
Meanwhile, offensive tackle Tony Boselli's shoulder surgery today will effectively end his season. The rehabilitation period for Boselli's injury is expected to last four months and a full recovery is expected.
Head team physician Dr. Carlos Tandron performed the surgery on the torn labrum in Boselli's right shoulder. The Jaguars said they will announce a decision on Boselli's roster status in the next couple of days.
The injury report for Thursday's game has safety Donovin Darius (hip) and running back Fred Taylor (groin) listed as "out," defensive end Tony Brackens (knee), cornerback Fernando Bryant (foot) and middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson (neck) as "questionable," and wide receiver Sean Dawkins (ribs) as "probable."
Buffalo lists guard Jerry Ostroski (leg) as "out," defensive tackle Leif Larsen (elbow) and wide receiver Jeremy McDaniel (ankle) as "doubtful," safety Tony Driver (shoulder) and defensive end Phil Hansen (elbow) as "questionable," and quarterback Rob Johnson (neck) and linebacker Fred Jones (back) as "probable."