The Jaguars are sticking with quarterback Chad Henne for now, but Blake Bortles may be the starter by the time tight end Marcedes Lewis returns to the lineup.
Coach Gus Bradley announced Monday that Lewis will miss the next six-to-eight weeks as a result of a high ankle sprain he suffered in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Redskins. Lewis, who had the only Jaguars touchdown of the day on a 63-yard reception, will be missed.
Jacksonville has Clay Harbor and Mickey Shuler on the 53-man roster, but Harbor has been sidelined more than a month by a calf injury that left him inactive for the first two games of the season and Shuler was added after final cuts this summer. Marcel Jensen and Michael Egnew are on the practice squad and a move seems likely with Lewis a prime candidate for injured reserve with the designation to return.
There was some better injury news for the passing game. Wide receiver Cecil Shorts could practice Wednesday as he tries to return from a hamstring injury while Allen Hurns is considered day-to-day after spraining his ankle.