Jaguars could be without defensive starters Nelson, Durant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will be without safety Reggie Nelson and linebacker Justin Durant for Sunday's game against Houston.

Nelson, who injured a knee in last week's game against Indianapolis when he collided with teammate Brian Williams, was ruled out Friday. Durant, who pulled a groin muscle two weeks ago against Buffalo and missed last week's game, was listed as doubtful.

Running backs Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) and Fred Taylor (hand) were listed as probable. Receiver Jerry Porter (hamstring) was expected to make his debut with the Jaguars.

Also ruled out were center Brad Meester (biceps) and guard Chris Naeole (knee). Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (biceps), linebacker Thomas Williams (shoulder) and wide receiver Troy Williamson (thigh) were probable.

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