NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Storm Johnson will make his first NFL start on Sunday.
Johnson, a rookie running back and a seventh-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, will start for the Jaguars against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field in Nashville Sunday. Toby Gerhart, the Jaguars' starting running back in the first five games of the season, was deactivated 90 minutes before kickoff with a foot injury.
Second-year veteran Demetrius McCray will start at cornerback for the Jaguars for a second consecutive week, with rookie Allen Robinson and Cecil Shorts III expected to start at wide receiver.
The Jaguars' wide receivers are as healthy as they have been all season, with Shorts and rookie Marqise Lee active after being listed as probable on the team's Friday injury report.
Gerhart was one of seven Jaguars players made inactive 90 minutes before kickoff of the team's game against the Tennessee Titans, with the others being offensive guard Tyler Shatley, wide receiver Mike Brown, cornerback Jeremy Harris, linebacker Jeremiah George, offensive tackle Sam Young and wide receiver Tavarres King.
Shorts and Lee being active means the Jaguars will have their top receivers available for the first time this season.