Middleton in line to start Sunday for Jags

The Jacksonville Jaguars may get more of a test of their depth Sunday in Minnesota than they’d like.

Coach Mike Mularkey told Jacksonville reporters after Monday’s practice that starting cornerback Derek Cox (hamstring) doesn’t look likely to play and would be replaced by William Middleton.

And starting right guard Uche Nwaneri (sprained ankle) got a rest day and will go through full treatment tomorrow.

“We’re hoping to get him back Wednesday,” Mularkey said. “That’s kind of the plan as we speak. If that’s not the case we can work with (Mike) Brewster in there or (Josh) Beekman, either one. We are planning on Uche being back.”

The Jaguars also suffered a new injury, as Mularkey watched Brett Brackett go down right in front of him with a knee injury. Brackett, a tight end, was recently claimed off waivers from the Eagles.

“I was standing right behind him and it did not look like something simple,” Mularkey said. “It looked serious. They’re checking him out. They were checking him out at one o’clock today, but it did not look good standing behind him.”

If he’s lost the Jaguars would be shopping for a third tight end after Marcedes Lewis and Zach Potter.