A big problem just got bigger.
The Jaguars will go to New York without left tackle Eugene Monroe, who failed his concussion test on Friday morning. Monroe sustained a concussion in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns, though it remains a mystery as to when Monroe was injured.
"He's not going to travel, he's out," coach Jack Del Rio said following Friday's practice.
The Jaguars will pit either veteran journeymen Guy Whimper or Adam Terry or rookie Kevin Haslam against Giants star pass-rusher Osi Umenyiora, who leads the Giants with eight sacks. Del Rio would not reveal his plans for the position.
"We felt it was going to be a problem area whether Eugene played or not, so it just became more of a problem area. It's going to require some attention," Del Rio said of blocking Umenyiora.
Del Rio had expected that Monroe would be cleared to play.
"I anticipated he'd be cleared to go. Instead, I got a message of he did not pass, he's out, which came as a shock to all of us," Del Rio said. He added that Monroe did not report the injury until after Monday's light workout. At that point, he reported having a headache.
Meanwhile, running back Maurice Jones-Drew (abdomen) and wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker (ankle) are questionable for Sunday, and defensive tackle Tyson Alualu (knee), safety Sean Considine (thumb), linebacker Justin Durant (shoulder), defensive end Larry Hart (shoulder) and fullback Greg Jones (ankle) are all probable.