JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars will have a new look on the offensive line Sunday.
The quarterback position will remain the same.
Rookie Luke Bowanko will make his first NFL start at center when the Jaguars play the Indianapolis Colts Sunday in the 2014 regular-season home opener, and veteran Sam Young is expected to start at offensive tackle.
The team announced the moves early Wednesday morning, the same day it also announced that veteran quarterback Chad Henne will remain the starter for a third consecutive game to start the season.
Also, safety Johnathan Cyprien has been cleared through the NFL's concussion program and can now participate in all team activities. He had missed a 41-10 loss to Washington this past Sunday with a concussion sustained in a season-opening loss at Philadelphia the week before.
Bowanko, who will take over for veteran Jacques McClendon, worked with the starters at times during the preseason. He was a sixth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft from Virginia.
Young, a fifth-year veteran who started four games with the Buffalo Bills in 2012, will start at right tackle. The Jaguars released fourth-year veteran right tackle Cameron Bradfield – a starter in the first two games this season – Tuesday after the team allowed 10 sacks in the loss to the Redskins.
Bradfield had been playing in place of starter Austin Pasztor, who sustained a fractured hand at Chicago in the second game of the preseason. Pasztor is expected to practice Wednesday for the first time since the injury, and is expected to wear a protective "club" device on his hand while doing so.
Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley had said Monday that he anticipated Henne starting on Sunday, but had added that in the wake of a 31-point loss to Washington, coaches would reevaluate everything and that personnel decisions for the Colts game hadn't been discussed.
He had said at the time there could be changes on offense, defense and special teams.