Rash of injuries for Jaguars ORT Britton continues

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m.
Posted By Arthur Arkush

Since a promising rookie campaign in 2009, in which he started 15 games for the Jaguars, ORT Eben Britton has struggled to stay on the field. Britton was slowed by soft tissue injuries in camp last year before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in Week Seven. This year in camp, Britton's back is the issue, with the Jaguars recently announcing he would be out for the entire preseason after undergoing a minor back procedure. Although the team expects he will be ready in time for Week One, we hear Britton's latest setback is concerning, especially considering the lack of depth behind him. Daniel Baldridge, an undrafted free agent in 2010, appeared in one game last season and veteran Guy Whimper has started only one game in his four-year career. The way we hear it, neither Baldridge nor Whimper has looked particularly sharp in camp, and the Jaguars could look to sign a veteran tackle once teams start trimming their rosters.