A Jaguars defense that was already missing two key starters in cornerback Rashean Mathis and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was depleted further Sunday in the second half of a 14-10 loss to the Browns.
The Jaguars lost the services of defensive end Matt Roth and linebacker Clint Session, who were both forced to the sideline with concussion-like symptoms and didn’t return. Given how cautious NFL teams are with head injuries, it’s conceivable Roth and Session may have to miss Sunday’s home game against the AFC South-leading Texans.
Roth’s injury is potentially more problematic because end Aaron Kampman, the team’s best pass rusher, has already missed eight games this season while struggling to recover from a torn ACL in his right knee suffered midway through last year. If both Roth and Kampman are unable to play next week, that means backup John Chick or the newly acquired George Selvie will likely get the bulk of the playing time at end.