NEW ORLEANS – The Jaguars' early injury situation will be pretty much as expected Sunday.
Running back T.J. Yeldon and linebacker Telvin Smith, both listed as doubtful on the team's Friday injury report, were ruled inactive 90 minutes before kickoff of the team's game against the New Orleans Saints. They were among seven Jaguars players ruled out.
Yeldon will miss his second consecutive game with the knee injury sustained in a victory over the Colts on December 13. Smith will miss with a separated shoulder sustained last Sunday in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Setting the scene at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as the Jaguars prepare to play the Saints.
Denard Robinson will start a second consecutive game for Yeldon, and rookie Hayes Pullard will start for Smith.
The Jaguars' other inactives Sunday: cornerback Dwayne Gratz, center Luke Bowanko, wide receiver Bryan Walters, tight end Nic Jacobs and defensive end Chris Smith.