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Jaguars Friday: Odrick, Ivory expected to play


JACKSONVILLE – The relative quiet continued Friday.

For the Jaguars, that was a very good thing because it means the only two players listed on the team's injury report are expected to play in the regular-season opener.

Running back Chris Ivory and defensive end Jared Odrick, listed as questionable on the official injury report with a calf injury and as being in the concussion protocol, respectively, are both expected to play with little effects of their injuries. That was according to Head Coach Gus Bradley Friday.

"Both are good," Bradley said as the Jaguars continued preparations to play the Green Bay Packers at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m.

The news regarding Ivory and Odrick capped a relatively quiet week in terms of injuries leading to the Green Bay game. All 53 players practiced Wednesday and Odrick was the only player not practicing Thursday.

Odrick sustained a jaw injury in practice Wednesday, but despite being held out of contact in Thursday's practice said on Thursday he would be OK to play. Bradley on Friday said he believes Odrick will play Sunday.

"The arrow's up," Bradley said.

Odrick, the team's starting strong-side end, said Friday he expects to play against Green Bay.

"It's all good," Odrick said. "There's no doubt. As long as I take the necessary steps the protocol asks for, then it shouldn't be an issue."

Ivory has been limited in practice throughout the week, but Bradley said the injury would not affect how Ivory is used against the Packers. Ivory, a Pro Bowl selection with the New York Jets last season who signed with the Jaguars in March as an unrestricted free agent, is expected to share repetitions this season with second-year running back T.J. Yeldon.

Bradley was asked if Ivory would be limited in any way.

"I don't foresee it," he said.

Bradley spoke for several minutes following a one-hour walk-through type of practice at the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Friday.

"Guys were really in turn to it, so we'll finish strong tomorrow," he said.

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