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Friday update: Fournette questionable


JACKSONVILLE -- Rookie running back Leonard Fournette's status remains uncertain.

That was the most prominent news Friday from the Jaguars' final injury report of the week released in advance of the team's game against the Houston Texans Sunday.

Fournette, the Jaguars' leading rusher who missed all three practices this week with a quadriceps injury, was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. Fournette said he sustained the injury in the Jaguars' victory over Seattle last Sunday.

Fournette finished the Seattle game rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. He said Thursday he expects to play Sunday.

Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone was asked Sunday if Fournette had reached the point that he could play without practicing during the week.

"I think with all the players that play, you're at a point in the season where it's just a matter of being cautious," Marrone said as the AFC South-leading Jaguars (9-4) prepared to play the Texans (4-9) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m.

Jaguars players on Friday's injury report without status and expected to play were quarterback Blake Bortles (right wrist), wide receiver Marqise Lee (foot), linebacker Telvin Smith (concussion), cornerback Jalen Ramsey (back) and offensive tackle Cam Robinson (back).

Fournette was one of three players listed with status on the Jaguars' Friday injury report. Wide receiver Larry Pinkard (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday after sustaining the injury against the Seahawks; wide receiver Allen Hurns, who has missed the last four games with an ankle injury, also was ruled out.

The injuries to Hurns and Pinkard leave the Jaguars with four healthy wide receivers: Lee, rookie Keelan Cole, rookie Dede Westbrook and first-year veteran Jaydon Mickens. Marrone said Friday the Jaguars can go into game day with that number of wide receivers active.

The Jaguars can clinch their first playoff appearance since 2007 with a victory Sunday, and Marrone said he was pleased with preparation leading to the game.

"Players have done a good job during the season working hard during the week focusing on playing and the opponent," Marrone said. "That's probably one of the big reasons we are where we are today. These players work hard. I've never doubted that. They know it's something we have to do to perform well on Sunday."

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