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Friday update: Beachum out, Ivory improving


JACKSONVILLE – Chris Ivory's chances continued improving Friday.

The news wasn't as positive for Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who on Friday officially was ruled out for the team's Week 3 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field.

Beachum, who sustained a concussion last week at San Diego, was one of two Jaguars players ruled out Friday. The Jaguars also ruled out tight end Ben Koyack, who sustained a meniscus tear Wednesday.

Five Jaguars players were listed as questionable on the Friday injury report: Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), Ivory, center Brandon Linder (knee sprain), defensive end Jared Odrick (triceps) and safety Tashaun Gipson (hamstring).

Ivory, who missed the first two games of the regular season with a general medical issue, returned to practice this week. He worked limited Wednesday and full Thursday.

"I think he made another step today," Bradley said of Ivory. "Definitely arrow's up for him. Like I said before, the issue is more his conditioning and how he feels and what can we get from him. I know that's improving."

With Linder questionable and Beachum out, the Jaguars' offensive line could look dramatically different on Sunday than in the first two weeks of the regular season. Luke Joeckel, a starter at left tackle the past two seasons and the starter at left guard in Weeks 1 and 2, could move to left tackle and start there.

Tyler Shatley and Chris Reed could make their first NFL starts at center and guard, respectively. Shatley was an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014 and Reed was an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015.

"I'm not too concerned about that," Bradley said. "We've got guys that can step in and play. … They know each other, they know how to communicate, they know each other's personalities and how they operate. So that part is there."

Bradley added of Shatley, "He's been in the system, he's been in all the meetings. You can see his confidence level. … Linder's been a great asset for him. His progress has been good so we feel good about him."

Bradley lauded Reed's preseason performance.

"He really stood out," Bradley said. "He did some good things. He's on the 53-[man roster] because of his performance in preseason so we anticipate the same thing when he comes in."

Gipson, the Jaguars' starting free safety, was added to the injury report Friday after experiencing what Bradley called "tightness" in his hamstring.  Gipson said Friday he has "no doubt" he will play.

"I anticipate he'll be fine," Bradley said.

Bradley called Amukamara's status a likely game-time decision.

"I think we'll be more cautious with him," Bradley said. "If he's not fully close to 100 percent then we'll err on probably keeping him out. I know he ran today [Friday] so I think today will be a big thing for me, to talk to the trainers and talk to him. I know during the week he felt like he was 70-75 percent so that's got to go up there for us to play him."

The Jaguars also got positive news at the cornerback position, with cornerback Davon House not listed on the Friday injury report. He missed practice with a hamstring injury Thursday.

Bradley as he did Thursday said Odrick remains day-to-day. He said Tyson Alualu will start at strong-side end with Abry Jones as the backup if Odrick can't play.

"He is determined to play," Bradley said of Odrick. "My thing is just his strength level. Where is his strength and how can he perform?"

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