On the Wednesday leading up to Jacksonville's Week 8 matchup in London with the Denver Broncos, the Jaguars received unfortunate injury news pertaining to a key defensive starter.
As reported today by Ari Meirov, Jacksonville has placed cornerback Shaquill Griffin on injured reserve with a back issue, meaning Griffin is out for at least the team's next four games.
"The #Jaguars have placed CB Shaquill Griffin (back) on Injured Reserve, meaning he’s out at least four games," Meirov tweeted Wednesday.
Griffin, a former third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017, has been a member of the Jaguars secondary since 2021.
Last season for Jacksonville, Griffin started 14 games and tallied seven passes defended, 36 solo tackles and one forced fumble.
While not exactly stuffing the stat sheet this year before his injury, Griffin has been a key contributor to a Jaguars' defense that has made significant strides from last season. After allowing nearly 27 points per game a year ago, Jacksonville is giving up nearly a touchdown less per game this season (19.6).
The Jaguars will hope to continue their defensive progress, although without Griffin this week, against the Broncos.