ORCHARD PARK. N.Y. – The Jaguars will be without one of their best defensive linemen Sunday.
Marcell Dareus, who started the Jaguars' first nine games at nose tackle before starting last week at the three-technique defensive-tackle position, will miss Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a back injury.
The Jaguars announced Dareus as inactive an hour and a half before kickoff of the teams' 1 p.m. game at New Era Field. Dareus did not practice Wednesday or Thursday and was limited Friday.
Malik Jackson, who was replaced in the lineup last week, will start at three-technique tackle Sunday with Abry Jones starting at nose tackle. Nose tackle Eli Ankou will be active for the first time this season.
Other Jaguars inactives Sunday:
Rookie wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (quadriceps), rookie cornerback Quenton Meeks (knee), linebacker Lerentee McCray (hamstring), offensive lineman Josh Walker (foot/ankle), running back Dave Williams and offensive lineman Corey Robinson.
Starting right guard A.J. Cann will start after being listed as questionable entering the weekend with a hamstring injury. Cann started a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday with the injury, but did not finish the game.