Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Mark Brunell has sufficiently recoverd from elbow surgery and is healthy enough play, but barring a pair of injuries, he's seen his last action as a Jaguar. Coach Jack Del Rio said the franchise's leading passer will finish out the season as the inactive third quarterback behind Byron Leftwich and David Garrard. "My thinking is that we have two young quarterbacks that have been getting all of [the practice repetitions] and are getting better, and they represent the future of the Jaguars,'' Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union.
Detroit Lions: WR Charles Rogers is expected to be placed on injured reserve today, ending his rookie season. Rogers injured his collarbone during a non-contact drill during the Lions bye week and has not played since. Because the bone is not healing as quickly as anticipated, Rogers has not been able to lift weights and do other conditioning work, making a return this year unlikely. The bone is healing slowly," coach Steve Mariucci told the Detroit News. "But as you rest your arm and inactivate it in a sling, you really can't do much in terms of weight training and strength training, so his upper-body strength is down. His fitness level, his conditioning, is down naturally. You can't run sprints. Even if he could play in a week or two because the bone is feeling well enough, his physical conditioning is lacking."
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