Jaguars Notebook

Jaguars Notebook

The Jaguars will enter Cleveland with defensive line injuries as Terrance Knighton and Aaron Kampman will both miss the game. We discuss their replacements, as well as the Jaguars lack of popularity in Pro Bowl voting.

Knighton To Sit Again



DT Terrance Knighton, who never missed a game before sitting out last Sunday's game in Indianapolis, will also miss the Browns game with a deep bone bruise in his ankle.

"You've got to be smart about it," Knighton said of the need to rest and let the deep bone bruise in his ankle heal.

Knighton said he saw a specialist who told him the injury could get worse if he aggravated it by trying to play on it too soon.

Knighton, who didn't practice Wednesday, said he can move straight ahead, but feels a sharp pain when he turns on the ankle.

Knighton also noted they have a capable backup in C.J. Mosley.

"It's not like I have to sacrifice myself because there's nobody who can play the position," the third-year tackle said. "I'm more comfortable staying out knowing that C.J. is in there."

Knighton said he hopes to be back in another week to play Houston.

If he can play, he'll likely get a lot of attention in that game because he said before the first meeting he hates the Texans and considers them arrogant.

Knighton was screamed at by the Texans' fans as he left the field and grilled in the locker room by Houston writers.

"One guy was badgering me with questions," he said. "I'm like, you'd think it was a boxing match."

Selvie Hoping To Fill Potential



--DE George Selvie is getting a third chance with the Jaguars.

A seventh-round draft pick of the Rams in 2010, he played in all 16 games last year, but was waived in September and claimed by the Panthers. He played in four games for the Panthers, including the game against the Jaguars, and then was cut again.

"It was kind of hard to watch football on Sundays and not be out there playing football," Selvie said.

Of being cut twice, he said, "You just have to cope with stuff like that and work at it."

He was a standout in college at South Florida where he ranked second in NCAA history with 69.5 tackles for a loss. He also had 29 career sacks.

Selvie has played right end at 261 pounds, but the Jaguars would like him to get into the 270 range and play left end.

Selvie said his calling card is his relentless style of play.

"I'm trying to be relentless," he said.

Coach Jack Del Rio said, "He'll get an opportunity here. He was very good in college and his pro career hasn't gone the way he'd like it yet and maybe this will be a better fit for him."

Jags Trailing In Pro Bowl Voting



--The Jaguars are lagging in the early Pro Bowl voting by the fans. RB Maurice Jones-Drew is fourth among running backs behind Fred Jackson of Buffalo, Darren McFadden of the Raiders and Arian Foster of the Texans and K Josh Scobee is the second to Sebastian Janikowski among the kickers. They are the only two Jaguars in the top five.

The fan vote counts for one-third. The vote of the players and coaches counts for two-thirds.



BY THE NUMBERS: 36 -- The number of three-and-out drives the Jaguars defense has had this year, ranking third in the league behind Detroit's 38 and Cincinnati's 37.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm 26 years old guys. I'm young, cute. My wife says that." -- Maurice Jones-Drew, on why he should be able to carry the ball 30 to 40 times a game.

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