JACKSONVILLE – As expected, Kelvin Beachum will make his first start for the Jaguars Sunday.
Beachum, who signed in March as unrestricted free agent from Pittsburgh, will start at left tackle in the Jaguars' Preseason Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field Sunday. He missed the first two preseason games rehabilitating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament sustained last season.
Beachum is competing for the starting left-tackle position with Luke Joeckel, who started there the past two seasons and who played well starting here the first two games this preseason. Joeckel is expected to start at left guard Sunday, with the loser of the left-tackle battle between Beachum and Joeckel likely to start at left guard in Week 1 against Green Bay.
The following eight players were ruled out for the Jaguars Sunday:
Safety James Sample (shoulder), safety Peyton Thompson, offensive tackle Jeff Linkenbach (concussion), defensive end Jonathan Woodard (Achilles), offensive lineman Luke Bowanko (hip), offensive tackle Josh Wells (thumb), defensive tackle Sheldon Day (back) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (quad).