JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting cornerback A.J. Bouye and receiver Marqise Lee at Houston on Sunday.
Coach Doug Marrone ruled out both players Saturday, downgrading their status from questionable and saying neither will make the trip to Houston.
The Jags also added starting safety Ronnie Harrison (ankle) to the injury report and listed him as questionable.
Bouye sustained a hip injury in the opener, and Lee is still recovering from a knee injury that cost him the entire 2018 season. Lee played 12 snaps last week.
Second-year pro Tre Herndon is expected to replace Bouye and make his first career start.
Bouye's absence means the Jaguars (0-1) will be without two defensive starters against the Texans (0-1). Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who is third in franchise history in sacks, was ruled out Friday because of a hamstring injury.
If Harrison doesn't play, Jacksonville would be down three defensive starters.