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Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence Listed as Questionable on Friday

W18 Friday Update

JACKSONVILLE – The improvement continues. So does the wait.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who Head Coach Doug Pederson said is progressing well from a sprained AC joint that kept him out last week, according to Pederson could be a game day decision this week in a win-and-get-in regular-season finale.

Lawrence practiced limited Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week Friday.

"If he's good to go, he is good to go," Pederson said. "He'll try to do everything he can to protect himself, but at the same time, if he's out there, he's rolling." 

Lawrence, who started the first 49 regular-season games of his NFL career, sustained the injury late in a Christmas Eve loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and did not play in a 26-0 victory over the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday.

"It's day to day," Pederson said. "He has been engaged all week mentally. Now, it's just the physical part."

Wide receiver Christian Kirk and wide receiver Zay Jones were listed as questionable on the Friday injury report after practicing limited all three days this week. Kirk, who has missed the last four games while on injured reserve with a groin injury, had his window to return from injured reserve opened this week. Jones has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and Pederson said his practice workload increased this week.

"I would expect him to be out there on game day," Pederson said of Jones.

Pederson said Kirk has "looked good" in practice this week.

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"He's hitting some of good gold benchmark numbers as far as running his concerned, straight-line running," Pederson said. "Now it's a matter of just the cutting and more the football work. It's a fine line. This game is obviously a game you have to have and you want everybody available if possible. At the same time, you never want to jeopardize the player's future and career and further injury.

"I just want to make sure he's in a good place. We take them case by case and individually, but in his case because he's blocking and running downfield. He's being hit. He's progressing well."

The Jaguars can clinch the AFC South with a victory Sunday and cannot win the division if they lose. They can make the postseason with a loss if the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the Baltimore Ravens Saturday and the Denver Broncos lose or tie against the Las Vegas Raiders late Sunday afternoon.


  • Jaguars offensive linemen Walker Little (hamstring) and link-placeholder-1 practiced full for a third consecutive day and were not listed with game statuses on the Friday injury report. Little and Cleveland have both started at left guard this season, with Tyler Shatley starting there against the Panthers last Sunday with the team resting Little and Cleveland because of their injuries. "That will be a decision I make in the next couple of days," Pederson said of the starting left guard Sunday.


  • Pederson on the Titans: "This team continues to play hard and it's a division game. It's that rivalry game and on top of that, there's a lot of pride there. I've been on the other side of it. You're in Week 17 or 18. It's the last game of the season. Guys are going to continue to play and play hard. They want to win that game. They want to go to the offseason with a good feeling.They've been talking about it all week. The other thing too is you just have to guard against some of the trick stuff, the gadget stuff in all three phases. It just takes a heightened sense of urgency and approach to each one of us going into this game."

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