Monday December 29th, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans, the Jaguars announced Monday.

The team said that Marks will go through the “prehab process” before undergoing surgery.

Marks led the team with a career-high 8.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback hurries. He was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl this season.

“I’m going to stay positive about it,” Marks said about the injury. "My mindset is to make sure I can come back strong."

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Marks made headlines earlier this season when he earned an extra $600,000 by sacking Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst during the final play of the Jaguars' Week 16 victory over Tennessee Titans. The tackle put him over the eight-sack threshold, which triggered the bonus.

Marks, 27, spent his first four seasons with the Titans, who drafted him in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft. He has 15.5 sacks in his career.

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The team signed him to a four-year, $18 million contract following last season after he set career highs in sacks, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries.

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