Jaguars News and Notes

In this edition of Jaguars news and notes, we discuss Storm Johnson's likely debut in the Jaguars backfield, along with a workout at cornerback as well as some injury updates.

Dockery To Work Out For Jags

Former Oregon State cornerback James Dockery is scheduled to work out for the Jaguars and Lions, according to his Twitter account

The 6-foot-1, 185 pound cornerback was undrafted in 2011 and spent training camp time with both the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

Expect To See Johnson Against Pittsburgh

Jaguars rookie running back Storm Johnson is likely to play on Sunday when the team takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnson, a seventh-round pick from UCF has not been active yet this season and with Jaguars running backs struggling significantly, Johnson is likely to get a shot according to his head coach.

"Today was OK, solid for him, but I thought Wednesday and Thursday were really good," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said. "So, he's kind of stacked them up. I would look to see him getting some playing time."

Jacksonville currently has the 30th ranked rushing offense in the NFL and they can certainly use an infusion of talent any way they can find one.

"I want to do whatever I can to help the team," Johnson said. "I've been playing my role, listening to the coaches and learning my assignments so I can learn my Ps and Qs for when I'm out there. I'm a shifty guy that's big. I can't say how I'll be, because I haven't played in a real game yet, but I can't wait."

The Steelers currently have the 15th ranked rushing defense in the NFL.

Branch Uncertain For Sunday

Former second-round draft pick Andre Branch’s status for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh is uncertain as he missed Thursday’s practice with a hip flexor injury.

Branch leads the Jaguars with three sacks on the season and has eight sacks in his last 11 games while coming off the bench at the Leo position.

Shorts, Lee Out On Sunday

As expected, the Jaguars ruled out both wide receivers Cecil Shorts and Marqise Lee for Sunday’s game. Jacksonville will likely start a pair of rookies, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson as they take on the Steelers, who have the 17th ranked pass defense in the NFL.

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