JACKSONVILLE – T.J. Yeldon will get the Week 1 start for the Jaguars.
That's because Chris Ivory, the 2016 free-agent signee expected to share carries with Yeldon this season, will miss the 2016 regular-season opener against the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
Ivory, a 2015 Pro Bowl running back and a 1,000-yard rusher for the New York Jets last season, was declared inactive an hour and half before the Jaguars-Packers 1 p.m. game at EverBank Field Sunday. He will miss the game because of what the team announced as a "general medical issue."
Ivory had been limited in practice with a calf injury, but Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said on Friday the issue was not expected limit Ivory's carries.
Ivory was one of seven players declared inactive for the Jaguars. The others were all healthy scratches: quarterback Brandon Allen, defensive end Chris Smith, defensive end Tyson Alualu, offensive guard Chris Reed, wide receiver Bryan Walters and cornerback Josh Johnson.