Doric SamDecember 26, 2023
In the wake of star quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s shoulder injury, the Jacksonville Jaguars are apparently including some insurance coverage to the lineup.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Jaguars have actually signed experienced backup Matt Barkley off the New York Giants practice team.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Barkley has actually been signed to Jacksonville’s active lineup. If Lawrence is not able to begin on Sunday versus the Carolina Panthers, Barkley would be the backup to C.J. Beathard, who was the only other quarterback on the lineup prior to his finalizing.
Barkley hasn’t played in an NFL video game considering that 2020 and has a 2-5 profession record as a beginning quarterback. After going into the league as a fourth-round choice by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, he has actually likewise worn for the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills. He played in 19 profession video games with 11 goals and 22 interceptions.
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco reported on Tuesday that Lawrence was detected with a sprained air conditioning joint in his best shoulder. He suffered the injury in the 2nd half of the Jags’ match versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Beathard ended up the video game in his location as Jacksonville went on to lose 30-12, the group’s 4th straight loss.
Jags head coach Doug Pederson stated Lawrence has actually revealed some enhancement however it’s still uncertain if he will have the ability to practice once again.
“Obviously he’s a bit aching however doing much better today than he did the other day,” Pederson stated Tuesday afternoon. “We’ll see where he is at once again tomorrow. Might do a little something tomorrow however I would question that even if it’s a bit prematurely, however we’ll view as the week goes on.”
The Jags are connected with the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans for the very best record in the AFC South at 8-7, so they will definitely be hoping Lawrence isn’t required to miss out on substantial time.