JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars will be down a key receiver Sunday.
They will be without a key contributor in the secondary, too – with the team ruling out wide receiver Dede Westbrook and cornerback D.J. Hayden an hour and a half before kickoff of the team’s game against the Houston Texans at Wembley Stadium.
Westbrook and Hayden both entered the weekend listed as questionable with neck/shoulder issues. Westbrook, who has caught 32 passes for 383 yards and a touchdown this season, missed the second half of the team’s victory over the New York Jets last week after playing through the issue for several weeks.
Hayden, the Jaguars’ nickel corner, sustained his injury against the Jets.
The two players were among seven Jaguars players ruled inactive Sunday. The others:
Linebacker Quincy Williams (hamstring), linebacker Leon Jacobs (hamstring), running back Tyler Ervin, defensive tackle Dontavius Russell and offensive lineman Brandon Thomas.
Chris Conley will start in place of Westbrook and Austin Calitro will start at strong-side linebacker in place of Jacobs.