Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out several starters for their second game of the regular season against the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans should be walking into week two with a sigh of relief with the Jacksonville Jaguars ruling out their pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue due to a hamstring injury. Since being selected in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, Ngakoue has played six games against the Texans and been a productive player for Jacksonville.
Ngakoue has 13 total tackles, 11 quarterback hits, 3.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in his six career games against the Texans. Losing Ngakoue is a big blow for the Jaguars front seven and a breather for the Texans after they surrendered six sacks in the season opener to the New Orleans Saints.
Tight end Josh Oliver and offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi were also ruled for the Texans game meanwhile Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said that offensive tackle Cam Robinson will not play on Sunday. Cornerback A.J. Bouye is questionable with a hip injury while wide receiver Marquise Lee is questionable with a knee injury.
Jaguars announced earlier in the week that quarterback Nick Foles was placed on the injured reserve with a broken clavicle that he suffered in the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew is expected to make his first start against the Texans.
Jaguars and the Texans are in a need of a win as this game will not only be for their first win of the season but also count as a divisional game within the AFC South.