NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Abry Jones won’t play Thursday.
Barry Church won’t either, with the Jaguars making the veteran strong safety a “healthy scratch” for the team’s lone prime-time, nationally-televised game of the season.
Jones and Church were two of seven players de-activated by the Jaguars an hour and a half before kickoff of the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium Thursday at 8:20 p.m.
Jones, a starting defensive tackle, will miss the game a shin injury sustained in a 6-0 victory over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. With Jones out, Malik Jackson and Marcell Dareus will start at defensive tackle Thursday.
Other inactive players for the Jaguars Thursday:
Offensive lineman Josh Walker (foot/ankle), rookie wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (quadriceps), running back Dave Williams, cornerback Tre Herndon (ankle) and safety C.J. Reavis.
Walker will miss a fourth consecutive game and Chark will miss a third consecutive game. Ereck Flowers will start a fourth consecutive game for Walker/
Church, a starter in 27 consecutive regular-season games after signing with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2016 offseason, was replaced in the lineup against the Colts Sunday by rookie Ronnie Harrison. Church was active against the Colts, but did not play.