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Day After: Marks sustains torn triceps


JACKSONVILLE – A day later, the feeling was still good.

"A really good team win," Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley called a come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday that ended on an untimed 53-yard field goal by kicker Jason Myers.

But that didn't mean all was rosy for the Jaguars a day after a second victory in three games, and that was particularly true when it came to a key injury on the defensive line.

Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, the Jaguars' 2014 sacks leader who spent the offseason rehabilitating from reconstructive knee surgery, sustained a torn triceps Sunday in the 22-20 victory over the Ravens.

A torn triceps often is a season-ending injury, although Bradley said as of Monday that has not been determined in Marks' case.

"He's a leader on that (defensive) front," Bradley said of Marks, who has played the last four games after missing the first five while rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament throughout the offseason. "To see him coming back and starting to play like he was capable of, like signs we saw from last year … to have this setback is tough."

Marks, who had 8.5 sacks last season, will seek a second opinion. His injury was one of several for the Jaguars that will be major storylines as the team prepares to play the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field Thursday.

One injured player Bradley wasn't overly worried about Monday:  wide receiver Allen Hurns, who caught a touchdown pass in a franchise-record seventh consecutive game Sunday. He visited a specialist in Philadelphia regarding a core injury Monday, but that was scheduled before Monday and was not an injury that occurred Sunday.

"I think he's more just getting it checked out," Bradley said. "I'm not too concerned about it."

Hurns played through that injury and a foot injury Sunday, catching five passes for 62 yards and a five-yard, first-quarter touchdown.

"Overall, when you define who he is, toughness would have to be a big part of it," Bradley said of Hurns.

Also against the Ravens, wide receiver Bryan Walters sustained a concussion and is in the concussion program, while running back T.J. Yeldon sustained a foot injury that he reported to the team on Monday morning. Yeldon's status is expected to be updated Tuesday.

Reserve running back Bernard Pierce strained a calf muscle in pre-game warmups and did not play Sunday, and tight end Nic Jacobs was being evaluated Monday after sustaining a hamstring injury Sunday.

Defensive tackle Roy Miller sustained a sprained knee Sunday, but played through the injury.

"It's tough, because we've got a lot of guys who are questionable," Bradley said. "We have a plan for this week, how we go about doing it. We'll try to monitor it the best we can, listen to our training staff, see the guys who are available, proceed each day and see how they come back and how they respond.

"It's hard. The short period of time we have to recover, that's concerning. That's why we have to be smart how we go about these next couple of days."

Aside from injuries, Bradley said the staff and players are also dealing with preparing and playing in a shorter period of time than usual. The Jaguars will hold a practice Monday evening at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields and will practice again Tuesday.

"You have to be smart because of the limited time you have to prepare," Bradley said. "I think you're really aware of what information you're giving them (the players). You try to pare it down to give them as much of an idea of what you're going up against in a short period of time."

Also around the Jaguars Monday:

*Bradley said second-year wide receiver Marqise Lee played about 25 to 26 plays Sunday in his first game back after missing five games with a hamstring injury. Lee said after the game Sunday he came out of the game fine physically. "I thought he did OK," Bradley said of Lee, who caught one pass for eight yards and said afterward he felt rusty. …

*Other injured Jaguars players whose status will be updated this week include running back Toby Gerhart (core muscle), linebacker Dan Skuta (groin), safety James Sample (shoulder) and defensive tackle Michael Bennett (hamstring). All four players missed Sunday's game. …

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