Jacksonville’s secondary was a mess last year.
The solid play at cornerback by Derek Cox, Rashean Mathis, and Will Middleton turned the group around this year. Now all three of those players are on injured reserve.
The Jaguars placed Middleton on injured reserve Saturday. The third year player put off medical school for the NFL and the decision paid off. Undrafted rookie Kevin Rutland is set to take Middleton’s place.
If ever there was a time for Philip Rivers to snap out of his funk, this Monday night is it. Then again, the Chargers have plenty of issues of their own.