Jaguars Notebook: Offensive tackle position remains a concern

Offensive tackle continues to be a position in flux for the Jaguars.

Eugene Monroe, sidelined with a shoulder injury on Sunday in Pittsburgh, was not in the first unit during the media viewing time. Guy Whimper was at left tackle in Monroe's spot and undrafted rookie Cameron Bradfield was at right tackle in place of Eben Britton at the start of the practice.

The Jaguars were without both Monroe and Britton in Pittsburgh, when Bradfield made his first start at left tackle and Whimper played at right tackle. Bradfield played alongside another rookie, Will Rackley, who played at left guard.

The Jaguars knew all week they would be without Monroe, who was nursing a shoulder injury, but coach Jack Del Rio didn't find out until two hours before the game that Britton had a flare-up of his back problem and wouldn't be able to go. Britton wasn't on the field Tuesday.

Del Rio said he was surprised to find out Sunday that Britton couldn't play.


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