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Jaguars rule out Hurns, Ivory for Sunday against Denver

TE Julius Thomas listed as doubtful

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns pulls in a touchdown reception in front of Saints defensive back Chris Owens (AP photo by Rogelio Solis)
Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns pulls in a touchdown reception in front of Saints defensive back Chris Owens (AP photo by Rogelio Solis)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two offensive starters Sunday against Denver and maybe a third.

Coach Gus Bradley ruled out running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and receiver Allen Hurns (hamstring) on Friday. He also listed tight end Julius Thomas (back) as doubtful to play against the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos (7-4). Receiver Rashad Greene (Achilles tendon) is also out, leaving the Jaguars (2-9) with four healthy receivers heading into the game

Wide receiver Marquise Lee will replace Hurns in the starting lineup and Bradley explained who will step up as the No. 3 and No. 4 receivers.

“Well Bryan Walters will step up for us,” said Bradley. Regis [Arrelious Benn] will get more opportunities. We’ll look at some guys we may move up, we’ll look at some practice squad. Maybe an addition there.”

Without Ivory, T.J. Yeldon is expected to handle the bulk of the carries. But Yeldon (ankle) was limited in last week's game and again in practice this week. That means Denard Robinson could see an increased role against the Broncos.

“I think he showed up in the Detroit game,” said Bradley of Robinson. “You saw his acceleration and his speed and some of the styles of runs that he had. So I think if he goes into the game knowing that he’s going to see an increased role, he’s more in-tune to it, gets more reps in practice and I think that benefits him.”

On the defensive side of the ball defensive end Jared Odrick will miss his second straight game due to a shoulder injury.