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Friday update: Hurns questionable, Lee out


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' receivers could be young Sunday. Really, really young.

Fourth-year wide receiver Allen Hurns was listed as questionable on the final injury report of the week Friday, and fellow fourth-year wide receiver Marqise Lee was ruled out as the Jaguars continued preparing for a potential division-clinching Christmas Eve.

The Jaguars' healthy wide receivers entering Sunday's road game against the San Francisco 49ers: rookie Keelan Cole, rookie Dede Westbrook and first-year veteran Jaydon Mickens.

The Jaguars also have two receivers on the practice squad: third-year veteran Jaelen Strong and Montay Crockett, the latter of whom has no NFL experience.

"I have confidence in those young guys," Head Coach Doug Marrone said as the Jaguars (10-4) prepared to play the 49ers (4-10) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Sunday at 4:05 p.m.

Hurns has missed the last five games with an ankle injury and Lee sustained an ankle injury in the first quarter of a victory over Houston last Sunday. Reserve wide receiver Larry Pinkard on Friday also was ruled out for a second consecutive week with a concussion.

Pinkard and Lee missed practice all week, while Hurns worked on a limited basis.

"He's working hard to get back," Marrone said of Hurns. "We've got to look at today, see where we are, then we have tomorrow (Saturday) and the flight, then obviously we'll make a decision."

The Jaguars' young trio of receivers has been productive in recent weeks, with Cole catching seven passes for 186 yards and a touchdown against Houston and Mickens catching his first two career touchdown passes in the same game. Westbrook caught his first career touchdown pass against Seattle the previous week, and Cole also scored a touchdown against the Seahawks.

Also on Friday, linebacker and special-teams ace Lerentee McCray was listed as questionable after missing practice Thursday and working limited Friday with a neck injury. The following players were listed without statuses on Friday and therefore expected to play after being listed with injuries during the week:

Quarterback Blake Bortles (right wrist), cornerback Jalen Ramsey (back), defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (hamstring), defensive back Peyton Thompson (foot), running back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps), running back Chris Ivory (back/elbow), center Brandon Linder (ankle/hand/knee) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (shoulder).

Fournette, who leads the Jaguars with 923 yards and eight touchdowns rushing, practiced full all three days this week after missing the victory over Houston.

The Jaguars can clinch their first AFC South title Sunday in one of two ways: if the Los Angeles Rams (10-4) beat the Tennessee Titans (8-6) in Nashville, Tennessee, at 1 p.m. – or if the Jaguars beat the 49ers. Jacksonville hasn't won a division title since winning a second consecutive AFC Central title in 1999.

The Jaguars clinched their first playoff appearance in a decade against Houston.

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