Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio says he’s happy to have a relatively healthy team taking the field tonight in Jacksonville against the undefeated Indianapolis Colts.
Specifically, Del Rio says defensive tackle John Henderson, wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker and cornerback Rashean Mathis are all looking good.
“The good news is we’ll have Big John and Mike back, and with Rashean, it’s tracking in a positive direction. I was encouraged by what I saw today out of Rashean,” Del Rio said. “Hopefully, we’ll get everybody.”
Getting Mathis back after he missed the last month with a groin injury will be particularly important against the Colts’ offense. And Mathis says he thinks he’s ready to go.
“There’s a good chance,” Mathis said. “I’m at around 90-something percent. But nobody is ever 100 percent.”
Having already clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Colts have the luxury — if they so choose — of resting players who are 90-something percent. But the Jaguars don’t have that luxury, and they’re heading into tonight’s game expecting Henderson, Sims-Walker and Mathis to go.