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Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye will not play against Eagles

By The Sports Xchange
Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye will not play against Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) is unable to hold onto a pass while defended by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye in the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional Round on January 14, 2018 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI | License Photo

Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Bowl cornerback A.J. Bouye will not travel to London with the team for their game against the Philadelphia Eagles because of a calf injury.

Bouye sustained the injury in Wednesday's practice and he did not practice Thursday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.

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The team announced on Thursday that he would not travel with the team to England for Sunday's game.

Bouye led the league in passer rating (31.6) among NFL corners last year, when he had six interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time.

This season he has dropped to 25th (77.0) in passer rating and has one interception in seven games, all as a starter.

Bouye, now in his sixth NFL season, has 13 career interceptions. He played his first four seasons with the Houston Texans.

The Jaguars also announced that cornerback Tyler Patmon will not travel to London because of a neck injury.

The Jaguars have the league's best passing defense (179.7 yards per game), but with those two cornerbacks out, the Jaguars must hope they can get pressure on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

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Rookie corners Quenton Meeks, Tre Herndon and Dee Delaney are expected to get significant playing time against the Eagles in Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

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