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Jaguars Starter Ruled Out For Thursday Night's Game

A general view of the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of TIAA Bank Field during the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

On Thursday night, the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately for head coach Urban Meyer, his defensive line will be shorthanded for that matchup.

The Jaguars officially ruled out defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris this Wednesday because of an ankle injury. He's been dealing with this ankle injury since Week 2.

Robertson-Harris played 45 snaps on defense in Week 1, logging five tackles and two quarterback pressures. Jacksonville then used him on 34 snaps in Week 2 before he went down with an injury.

Since the Jaguars will be without Robertson-Harris for at least one game, they'll need to rely on Taven Bryan and Adam Gotsis.

Jacksonville signed Robertson-Harris to a three-year, $23.4 million contract this past offseason because Meyer's staff wanted to see what he can do in an expanded role.

Hopefully, the Jaguars will have Robertson-Harris back in the lineup for their Week 5 showdown with the Tennessee Titans. He has a little over a week to get ready for that matchup.

The Jaguars are still winless through the first three weeks of the season, but they've been competitive. If they can avoid making sloppy mistakes on Thursday night, they could potentially upset the Bengals.

Kickoff for the Bengals-Jaguars game is at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network.