Jaguars without CB Cox, G Britton against Texans

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without cornerback Derek Cox

and guard Eben Britton against AFC South rival Houston.

Cox and Britton are inactive for Sunday’s game. Both had been

listed as questionable.

Will Middleton will start in place of Cox. Veteran Herb Taylor,

signed off the street Monday, will start at guard after just three

practices – none in full pads. Taylor hasn’t played in an NFL game

since 2008 with Kansas City.

Jacksonville also will be without running back Rashad Jennings,

linebacker Daryl Smith, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield and

defensive ends George Selvie and Austen Lane. They were ruled out


The Texans will be without receiver DeVier Posey, quarterback

John Beck, cornerback Roc Carmichael, cornerback Brandon Harris,

linebacker Bryan Braman, offensive tackle Andrew Gardner and guard

Brandon Brooks.