The Jacksonville Jaguars today placed rookie wide receiver Jarett Dillard on injured reserve because of a broken ankle he suffered in the team's 24-22 win on Sunday against the New York Jets. Dillard, the Jaguars' fifth-round draft choice this year out of Rice, had played in the last seven games and made six receptions for 106 yards.
Wide receiver Nate Hughes was activated from the practice squad to replace Dillard on the 53-man roster. Hughes played in the first two games this season, making three receptions for 15 yards, before being waived and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 23. The 6-2, 195-pound Hughes was also on the Jaguars roster for the final game of last season. Hughes, 24, began his NFL career as an undrafted rookie out of Alcorn State in 2008 when he signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Fans can vote for Jones-Drew for FedEx Ground Player of the Week
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is a finalist for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, the NFL announced today. The other finalists are Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Fans can vote on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST today through noon EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. The winner will be announced Friday evening on NFL.com.
Jones-Drew recorded 24 carries, 123 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 24-22 win over the New York Jets. Near the end of the game, Jones-Drew took a knee at the Jets one-yard line instead of rushing for another touchdown in order to run down the clock and set up the game-winning field goal.
Fans encouraged to vote for Pro Bowl players
Fans are reminded that voting for the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl has begun. Fans can go to www.nfl.com to vote for players at every position. The game will be played January 31, 2010 in South Florida.