He only played four games after missing the first five games of the NFL season and Sen’Derrick Marks’ year is already over.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the defensive tackle tore his triceps in the third quarter of the game on Sunday in Baltimore. He has been placed on Injured Reserve for the remainder of the season.
Per Pro Football Talk:
"Coach Gus Bradley announced Tuesday that Marks is going on injured reserve after tearing his triceps in last Sunday’s game. Bradley said Monday that Marks would be getting a second opinion on the injury"
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Marks led the team in sacks last season with 8.5, but was injured in the final game of last year, tearing his ACL.
He went through rehabilitation all during the offseason, but was not cleared to play until the game at Tampa Bay.
The Jaguars had already lost defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr. in rookie minicamp because of a torn ACL. He was expected to help the team and its pass rush in his rookie season.
Marks played in four games and made two starts, recording six tackles, but won’t get a chance to round further into form thanks to the new injury.
Marks had 12.5 sacks over his first two seasons with the Jaguars and remains signed through the 2017 season.
Jacksonville’s defense has been an issue all season as the team has given up the most points in the AFC this season and the third-most in the NFL.
Marks injury affects the entire line, not just for his ability to stuff the run and pressure the quarterback, but he is one of the veteran leaders on the roster.
“It’s very unfortunate, because he’s a leader on this team and a leader for this D-line,” defensive end/tackle Tyson Alualu said.
“Our hearts definitely go out to him, but it’s one of those things: We know he’s going to come back stronger and have a better year next year.”
Now the focus shifts back to the players who are able to play, which means Roy Miller, the other defensive tackle in the rotation and Jared Odrick, who can play both inside and out, will have to pick up where Marks, albeit a short time, left off.