JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars will be down in the secondary again.
Cornerback Tyson Campbell will miss a second consecutive game with a lingering hamstring issue when the Jaguars play a critical division game Sunday.
Campbell, a fourth-year veteran, missed this past Sunday's victory over the Tennessee Titans. Head Coach Doug Pederson on Friday said Campbell will miss Sunday's AFC South game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
"He's still working through it," Pederson said Friday. "He's feeling better. I don't want to put him out there just yet. He's feeling better. He's closer but not where we want him to be."
Campbell sustained the injury in a Week 6 victory over the Indianapolis Colts then missed the next two games before reaggravating the injury in a Week 10 loss to San Francisco.
The Jaguars (7-3) can take a two-game lead in the division with a victory Sunday. The Texans (6-4) can tie the Jaguars for first place with victory and would hold the lead in the division because of a head-to-head sweep in the season series.
The Texans beat the Jaguars, 37-17, at EverBank Stadium in Week 3. This is the latest the teams have met with both over .500 since Houston entered the division as an expansion team in 2002.
"It's big because it's an AFC South game," Pederson said. "It's big because both teams are playing well and it has been a while since both teams have been in this situation together. All that plays into how big this type of football game is, but you still have to approach it no different than last week or the week before. You still have to go play, try to calm your mind and execute your game plan."
Pederson also on Friday discussed dealing with distractions while preparing for a division game on a holiday weekend, calling them "good distractions."
"It's typically family and friends that come in," Pederson said. "Our guys do a good job: Just take a deep breath, exhale and just be a part of it. We enjoy being around families and friends during this time of year, but at the same time you understand there's a ball game and we have jobs to do."
NOTABLE - INJURY UPDATE
- Wide receiver Zay Jones (knee) and defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) were listed as questionable on the Jaguars' final injury report of the week Friday. Both players practiced limited all week after playing through the injuries against the Titans.