Jaguars CB Mathis likely out vs. Bills because of groin injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping their next game without cornerback Rashean Mathis goes better than their previous one.

Coach Jack Del Rio says Mathis likely won't play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after injuring his groin in a 24-22 victory at the New York Jets.

Mathis sat out Jacksonville's game at Tennessee earlier this month because of a broken index finger on his left hand. Safety Reggie Nelson started in his place, missed several tackles and got beat for a touchdown in a 30-13 loss.

Del Rio declined to say who would start if Mathis can't play. Del Rio says his injury "doesn't look like it will be great for the next week or two."

Mathis underwent tests Monday to determine the severity of his injury.

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