Walker among five players sitting out Jaguars' preseason opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without five players, including starting wide receiver Mike Walker, for their preseason opener at Miami.

Walker, wide receiver Mike Thomas, fullback Montell Owens, defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis and defensive back Don Carey won't travel for Monday night's game against the Dolphins.

Walker missed practice all week because of a sprained left ankle that he sustained during last weekend's scrimmage. Thomas (hamstring) and Carey (shoulder) also haven't practiced this week. Owens tweaked a knee Monday, and Lewis (ankle) turned his right ankle during a goal-line drill Friday night.

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said many of his starters will play only the first quarter against the Dolphins. His offensive line, though, could play the entire first half.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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