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Friday update: Greene among three questionable


JACKSONVILLE – Tashaun Gipson and Dante Fowler Jr. got expected good news Friday.

That wasn't as true of wide receiver Rashad Greene Sr., though the second-year veteran still may play against Chicago Sunday.

Gipson, the Jaguars' starting free safety, and Fowler – the team's second-year Leo defensive end – according to the team's injury report are expected to play Sunday as the team continues to get healthier following last week's Week 5 bye.

Greene, the team's top punt returner, was listed as questionable on the injury report with an Achilles injury.

"I think he'll be day-to-day," Head Coach Gus Bradley said of Greene as the Jaguars (1-3) prepared to play the Chicago Bears (1-4) at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday at 1 p.m. "We'll see. I know he made good progress today."

Greene has three receptions for 24 yards this season and has averaged 8.8 yards on 10 punt returns. His longest return of the season was a 42-yarder in a Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

Veteran Bryan Walters will return punts if Greene can't play.

"If they want me to play, I'm available," Greene said. "That's how I'm looking at it. I'm prepared to play."

Running back Corey Grant (toe) and tight end Neal Sterling (foot) were listed as questionable Friday.

Ben Koyack, who missed Weeks 3 and 4 with a meniscus tear, could play in Sterling's place. The Jaguars on Sunday also expect to have veteran tight ends Julius Thomas (elbow) and Marcedes Lewis (hip), both of whom practiced full this week. Thomas missed Week 4 and Lewis missed the second half of that game.

Grant has returned 12 kicks for a 21.3 average this season, and Bradley declined to identify who would return kickoffs Sunday if he can't play.

Aside from Gipson, Greene and Grant, the Jaguars are healthy as they exit the bye.

Gipson missed practice Monday, and while Bradley said that day he could be questionable Sunday, be worked limited Thursday. Bradley had said Thursday he expected Gipson to play against the Bears.

"It's good" Bradley said. "Like I said earlier, I think we're learning him and how he goes about, so it's good. I think he's extremely competitive. If he's down, it's for a good reason. Otherwise if he's nicked up a little bit he's going to fight through it."

Defensive tackle Roy Miller III (hand) and defensive end Jared Odrick (triceps) are also expected to play. Miller worked limited Wednesday and Thursday. Odrick missed the two games before the bye but practiced full this week.

Fowler missed Thursday with an illness, but is expected to play Sunday.

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