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First off the field: Hurns misses practice, Myers returns to full status


JACKSONVILLE – Allen Hurns remains iffy. Very iffy.

That's not good news for the Jaguars' receiving corps, but the outlook appears considerably better on special teams and defense.

Hurns missed practice for a second consecutive day Thursday with the second-year wide receiver's status remaining day to day. Meanwhile, rookie kicker Jason Myers and safeties Johnathan Cyprien and Josh Evans returned to full practice status.

Myers had worked limited Wednesday with a back injury.

"It feels good," Myers said Thursday as the Jaguars (4-7) prepared to play the Tennessee Titans (2-9) at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday at 1 p.m. "I'll be 100 percent for Sunday."

Myers was listed as practicing full Thursday and said he felt good after undergoing treatment on the area. Cyprien worked full Thursday after missing Wednesday with an abdomen injury.

Evans also worked full after being cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol.

Hurns attended practice for a second consecutive day, but did not practice while remaining in the concussion protocol.

"It's just day to day with him," Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said of Hurns. "That's what I've been told. So, we'll see how he keeps going. They haven't told me progress or not."

Hurns, who never has missed a game in nearly two NFL seasons, has started all 11 games this season and earlier this season played through core/thigh and ankle issues. He sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter of a loss to San Diego last Sunday, and was hospitalized as a precautionary measure briefly on Sunday.

Bradley said he expected to know more regarding Hurns Thursday night, and that Hurns has been in meetings throughout the week.

"He's around, so it's more on the protocol and going through it all," Bradley said.

Bradley said Hurns has not been ruled out, and that he wouldn't necessarily have to practice this week to play.

"I would never say that if a player doesn't practice that he wouldn't play," Bradley said. "I'm sure there's going to be an opportunity somewhere down the line that could happen – especially with a guy like Allen Hurns, knowing him and knowing how he prepares and how he goes through it.

"We've done it before with his (previous) injury, where he got limited practice reps and then he played."

Hurns was among six players missing practice Thursday, with Otto linebacker Dan Skuta (groin), tight end Marcedes Lewis (ankle), running back Bernard Pierce (calf), defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee) and running back Toby Gerhart (groin) also not practicing for a second consecutive day. Of that group, only Skuta missed last Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He has missed two of the last three games, and Bradley said on Thursday he remains day to day.

Skuta, a starter at Leo in nine of 11 games this season, was inactive with the groin injury against Baltimore November 19 before re-aggravating the area four days later and missing the San Diego game.

"That's one that we're taking day-to-day, too, but I think what's different in this game is that we're going to be really cautious with him – really guarded," Bradley said, adding that the Jaguars want to ensure Skuta is "fully cleared, feels good and can run a hundred percent" before playing.

Bradley said he expected Lewis to play despite missing the last two days of practice.

"Marcedes should be good," Bradley said.

Wide receiver Neal Sterling (illness) also worked limited Thursday, with wide receiver Bryan Walters missing practice for a second consecutive day with a back injury.

"He's feeling good today so I think we have our fingers crossed with him that he should be okay," Bradley said of Walters.

With Hurns, Sterling and Walters all uncertain, the Jaguars enter the final part of the week with three healthy receivers: Allen Robinson, Rashad Greene and Marqise Lee. Robinson has started every game this season while Greene missed eight games with a thumb injury and Lee missed six of the first eight games with a hamstring injury.

"That's something that we need to take a look at with the three guys," Bradley said. "That's something that's been our conversation this whole week."

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