HOUSTON – The Jaguars will be without their starting right tackle for the regular-season finale.
Jermey Parnell, the Jaguars' starting right tackle in the first 15 games of the 2015 season, will miss the regular-season finale against the Houston Texans Sunday. He was ruled out with a hamstring injury 90 minutes before kickoff.
Parnell's absence means six-year veteran reserve Sam Young will start at right tackle. He will match up extensively with Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who lines up on both sides of the defensive line.
As expected, Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon and weakside linebacker Telvin Smith also will miss the game. They were ruled out Friday.
Denard Robinson will make a third consecutive start in place of Yeldon with Jonas Gray – who signed with the Jaguars off the Miami Dolphins' practice squad on December 15 – also likely to play extensively at running back. Gray rushed for 31 yards on six carries in a loss at New Orleans last Sunday.
Hayes Pullard will make a second consecutive start for Smith at weakside linebacker. He had been listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.
Also inactive for the Jaguars Sunday: cornerback Demetrius McCray, defensive end Chris Smith, tight end Nic Jacobs and wide receiver Bryan Walters.