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Kevin Haslam Sustains Knee Injury in Scrimmage, May Be Placed on IR Soon

August 8th, 2011 at 2:45 PM
By Michael Hall

Second year offensive tackle Kevin Haslam might be the first name on the Jacksonville Jaguars' Injured Reserve list this season.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union has reported that the knee injury that Haslam sustained during Saturday's scrimmage will take months to fully heal. Not wishing to take up a whole roster spot in order to wait for his possible return, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio will probably elect to put Haslam on IR.

Kevin Haslam was an undrafted free agent after the 2010 NFL Draft from Rutgers. He was one of three undrafted rookies to make the opening day roster and managed to play in five games. During training camp, he was praised for his intelligence and versatility which allowed him to play at the tackle and guard positions on the offensive line (which is quite valuable for expected mishaps).

With Haslam gone, rookie Will Rackley will probably take over his role since Rackley can play most positions on the line as well, but everybody can use an extra plug-and-play lineman with the tough schedule that the Jaguars have this year.

Tags: Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kevin Haslam, Will Rackley

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