And although the Jaguars’ sixth-year defensive end very much wants to play on Sunday, he said Friday whatever decision Gus Bradley makes, he understands.
Bradley, the Jaguars’ first-year head coach, said on Friday while he has yet to decide if Mincey will play against the Cleveland Browns Sunday he is leaning toward making Mincey inactive for a second consecutive game.
“We still have to decide on that,” Bradley said Friday as the Jaguars (2-9) prepared to play the Cleveland Browns (4-7) at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday at 1 p.m.
Bradley said he plans to speak to Mincey Saturday.
“I want to talk to him one final time,” Bradley said. “For me, I would be leaning towards he’s inactive, I will say that. I’m leaning towards that but I have not yet discussed it with him, the team, so I will hopefully today some and finalize it again tomorrow.”
Mincey did not travel with the team to Houston last weekend for violating team rules. He told reporters this week he had overslept and missed a meeting.
“I’ll follow the head man’s lead – that’s it,” Mincey said. “I’ve just got to be more consistent with being a team guy, doing everything the right way.”
Also Friday, Bradley said wide receiver
Brown, who missed last week’s game with an AC joint (shoulder) injury, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Bradley said Brown likely will be a game-time decision.
“We’ll work him out on Sunday morning and see where he’s at,” Bradley said. “We still need to take a look at him. He felt like it looked pretty good, but we’ll have to see what happens on Sunday and see how he feels.”
Brown said Sunday will be about seeing if he can function enough to be effective.
“It’s as simple as that,” he said. “It’s frustrating because you want to be out there to compete every single week. You’ve got guys in this locker room you busted your tail with forever. We do that to play on Sundays. That’s why you’re here.”
“I’m pleased with the way Kerry Taylor and Ace played last week,” Bradley said.
“I think that’s almost the norm a little bit that we’re not quite sure who’s going to be available,” Bradley said of a receiver position that has faced uncertainty much of the season. “The good thing is that they all have practiced and we’ve gotten them all in there. That’s important for timing and things like that but you’d like to get it to where you know consistently who’s going to be up for the quarterbacks and for the team, but we’ll adjust and guys will step up.”
Also on Friday:
*The following players were listed as probable on the final injury report: cornerback
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