Friday update: Harrison questionable for Sunday

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Jacksonville Jaguars safety Ronnie Harrison (36) during pregame warm-ups before an NFL game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 in London. (Rick Wilson via AP)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars won't be fully healthy defensively again this season.

But they may be healthier at safety Sunday.

Ronnie Harrison, a second-year starting strong safety who missed a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday with a concussion, was listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week Friday. He practiced limited on Friday.

Harrison had not practiced since sustaining a concussion in a loss to Tennessee two weeks ago.

"Ronnie's still in the [NFL's concussion] protocol; he has a chance to get out tomorrow," Head Coach Doug Marrone said as the Jaguars (4-8) prepared to play the Los Angeles Chargers (4-8) at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

Harrison, a third-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft from Alabama, started the first 11 games of the season alongside Jarrod Wilson. Rookie undrafted free agent Andrew Wingard started next to Wilson against Tampa Bay with special teams ace Cody Davis and Marcus Gilchrist as backups.

Gilchrist signed as a free agent following Harrison's injury.

"Andrew's been getting better; you can see that on the film," Marrone said. "He's back there. J-Dub's back there. We'll have Marcus in some things. If Ronnie can't go, then we'll have to do a couple of different things."

Tight end Seth DeValve, out the last three games with an oblique injury, practiced limited Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday. The other players on the Jaguars' injury report this week – wide receivers Dede Westbrook, DJ Chark Jr. (back) and Chris Conley (ankle); cornerbacks A.J. Bouye (calf), Tre Herndon (shoulder) and D.J. Hayden (neck); linebacker Donald Payne (ankle), center Brandon Linder (knee) and defensive end Calais Campbell (shoulder) – practiced full Friday and were removed from the game status report.

Westbrook missed practice Wednesday and Thursday for personal reasons before being listed as full Friday.

"We just wanted to make sure we're doing everything we can to support him and his family during a tough time," Marrone said. "He has been updated on what we're doing. He feels he wants to play."

Harrison was one of two key defensive starters out against Tampa Bay last week. The other, middle linebacker Myles Jack, was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury Friday. Third-year veteran Donald Payne will start a second consecutive game in Jack's place Sunday.

"Any time you have someone who's a good football player and they have injuries, you look for people to step up," Marrone said. "Donald had a heck of a game last week. He had 13 tackles and really did a nice job. It's an opportunity for him to go.

"With Myles, everything from what I've heard has been successful. I texted him today that I'm looking forward to him getting well. He's going to come back better and stronger."

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