News: The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Tuel to the practice squad, giving them a third quarterback in case Blake Bortles can't play this week because of a sprained throwing shoulder.
Impact: The Jaguars claimed Tuel off waivers from Buffalo in June. He spent training camp and the preseason with Jacksonville before he was waived in August. Tuel, who started a regular-season game for the Bills in 2013, played in one preseason game this year. He completed 6 of 11 passes for 63 yards against the New York Giants.
News: Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley doesn't expect Bortles (shoulder) to practice Wednesday, but anticipates the quarterback being ready for Week 6 against Houston, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Impact: Bortles suffered a Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder after getting sacked six times in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. You'll need to monitor his status each day of practice leading up to the game against the Texans.
News: Smith racked up 14 tackles (13 solo), including one tackle for loss, in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Impact: Smith now has 52 combined tackles after five games, the second-most in the league behind the Colts' D'Qwell Jackson (58). Smith also has a half-sack on the season in addition to one pass defended.
News: Pierce carried twice for six yards in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Impact: The news here is that T.J. Yeldon left Sunday's game with a groin injury, and if he ends up missing any time, Pierce could be thrust into action. With Denard Robinson (knee) still banged up, a Yeldon absence would likely result in Pierce and Toby Gerhart handling the bulk of the rushing workload in what has not been a productive ground attack this season.
News: Grant carried the ball twice for minus-six yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Impact: T.J. Yeldon (groin) once again handled the bulk of the workload, but Grant received two carries on the day. One went for 11 yards, but the other was a disaster, as Grant blatantly fumbled on a toss play deep in Jacksonville territory. The Buccaneers were able to recover for a touchdown, and Grant, understandably, did not see another carry the rest of the way. If Yeldon misses any time, Grant could see a slight increase in snaps, but Toby Gerhart and Bernard Pierce are probably ahead of him in the pecking order. Grant also handled kick return duties Sunday, logging 93 yards on three returns with a long of 42 yards.
News: Myers converted his only field goal attempt Sunday, knocking in a 31-yarder in the third quarter.
Impact: Coming off of a disastrous Week 4 in which he missed two potential game-winning field goals, Myers rebounded with a quiet Week 5. While the lone field goal attempt left owners with something to be desired, Myers did provide four made extra points.
News: Walters caught four passes for 64 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Impact: With Marqise Lee (hamstring) and Rashad Greene (thumb) out, Walters saw increased action and took advantage, notching season highs in catches, targets and yards. Given the talent ahead of him on the depth chart, Walters is a poor week-to-week option, but if the Jaguars sustain another injury to their receiving corps, he could have some value.
News: The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Jeff Tuel to the practice squad, giving them a third quarterback in case Bortles can't play this week because of a sprained throwing shoulder.
Impact: Bortles injured his right shoulder early in a 38-31 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday. He finished the game, completing 23 of 33 passes for 303 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Bortles is not expected to practice Wednesday, leaving backup Chad Henne to get first-team repetitions while Tuel runs the scout team.