Jaguars’ Brandon Scherff, Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman sit out Tuesday

The Jacksonville Jaguars were without right guard Brandon Scherff and long snapper Ross Matiscik in the first practice ahead of a Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Neither absence were particularly surprising as both players have been dealing with injuries and missing practice time for several weeks. Neither player has missed a game.

The only new addition to the Jaguars’ list of injuries was center Luke Fortner, who was limited Tuesday with a back problem.

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Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has appeared on every Jaguars injury report for over a month due to a toe sprain.

For the Chiefs, the only absence Tuesday was wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who was activated off injured reserve earlier in January.

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Kansas City has been without Hardman since Week 9. In the eight games he did play this season, Hardman had 25 receptions, 297 yards, and four touchdowns.

The Jaguars have two more scheduled practices before they’ll travel to Kansas City on Friday. The game at Arrowhead Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire