Jaguars cornerback Blackmon out with broken finger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are down another defender.

Defensive back Will Blackmon, who plays the slot in nickel and dime situations, is out indefinitely because of a broken index finger on his left hand.

Blackmon broke his finger on the first play of Sunday's 27-13 loss to Miami but still played 39 snaps. He has started three games this season, including against the Dolphins, and 11 in two years in Jacksonville.

The eighth-year pro has 28 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery this season. Without him, safety Sherrod Martin is likely to assume that role.

It's the latest setback for a defense that has been solid the last four weeks. The Jaguars (1-7) played without linebacker Paul Posluszny, cornerback Alan Ball and defensive end Andre Branch against Miami.

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