Jaguars injury news: Odrick, Thomas expected to play against the Bears

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Despite suffering a handful of injuries in the Week 4 win over the Indianapolis Colts, it appears the Jaguars will be much healthier after the team's bye week.

The team announced that defensive end Jared Odrick (tricep) and tight ends Marcedes Lewis (hip) and Julius Thomas (elbow) are expected to play against the Chicago Bears in Week 6.

Lewis was injured against the Colts, while Thomas missed the game in London. Odrick has missed the last two games due to injury.

However, the Jaguars also noted that starting left guard Luke Joeckel (knee) will be placed on injured reserve and undergo surgery. Joeckel has not been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Linebacker Dan Skuta (hip strain) and free safety Tashaun Gipson (knee sprain) are also on the mend.

Tight end Ben Koyack recently had successful surgery on a torn meniscus and is expected back this season.

Other News and Notes

- The Jaguars have been given a one week exemption on a roster move for Aaron Colvin. The cornerback missed the first four games after violating the league's policy on substance abuse. With Joeckel heading to injured reserve, the team may chose to fill his spot with Colvin.

- Head coach Gus Bradley said the team is still working to determine rookie linebacker Myles Jack's role in the defense.

Follow Mike Kaye on Twitter at @Mike_E_Kaye.


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