Pair of former SEC players placed on IR by Jacksonville Jaguars
Two former SEC standouts have been placed on the injured reserve by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Kentucky star Josh Allen suffered a knee injury on Sunday, while rookie Daniel Thomas out of Auburn is dealing with an arm injury after he made an interception in the game.
Allen was injured with about 9 minutes to play in the third quarter, The Florida Times-Union reported. He was down on the field holding his left knee after a 4-yard completion from Ben Roethlisberger to JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Allen was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He had 13 tackles with 2.5 sacks in seven games this season coming into Sunday’s game. Allen, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie last season, missed time earlier this season with another knee injury.
Thomas was a fifth-round pick by the Jaguars.
“I feel like I’m an all-around safety,” Thomas told the local media, per Big Cat Country, shortly following his selection. “A true competitor, you know a guy that’s gonna be always around the ball, so like I said, whatever they need me to do I’m gonna do it.”
DE Josh Allen (knee), CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring), and S Daniel Thomas (arm) have been placed on injured reserve.
Hayden is ineligible to return this season as this is his 2nd appearance on injured reserve list in 2020. pic.twitter.com/qe7IDz6DWS
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) November 24, 2020