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Game-day inactives: CB Dwayne Gratz active versus Dolphins


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' cornerback position will have a new look Sunday.

And for the first time since early last season, it will be a look that features a pair of players picked in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Jaguars made second-year cornerback Dwayne Gratz active Sunday, meaning the second-year veteran will start at cornerback opposite second-year veteran Demetrius McCray against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field.

Also, running back Denard Robinson will make a second consecutive start after rushing for 127 yards on 22 carries last week against Cleveland. Toby Gerhart, the starting running back in Weeks 1-5, will be active after missing the last two weeks with a foot injury originally sustained in Week 1.

Veteran Dekoda Watson will make his first start at Otto linebacker, moving into the lineup with J.T. Thomas moving to the middle to replace Paul Posluszny. Posluszny is out for the season with a torn pectoral.

Cornerback Alan Ball, who had been ruled out Friday, also officially was deactivated 90 minutes before kickoff, as were wide receiver Mike Brown, running back Storm Johnson, guard Tyler Shatley, offensive tackle Sam Young and defensive end Andre Branch.

Branch is out at least six weeks with a groin injury.

Gratz and McCray were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, with Gratz a third-round selection and McCray selected in the seventh round. McCray started one game last season and has started the last three games.

Gratz started the first four games of the season, with McCray moving into the lineup in Week 4 when Gratz sustained concussion. McCray has remained the starter the last two weeks after Gratz returned to health. This will be the first time Gratz and McCray have started together since Week 3 in Seattle last season.

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