Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring) won't play Thursday against the Falcons, reports the Florida Times-Union. By the time the season opener rolls around, the second-round pick will have had more than five weeks to recover from his injury, the paper said.
Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley closed his postgame press conference by noting that injured kicker Josh Scobeeshould be back for the season opener against the Eagles in Philadelphia Sept. 7, per the team's official website. Scobee suffered a quad injury on Aug. 22 against the Lions in preseason and wasn't able to play Thursday against Atlanta.
Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders returned from his leave of absence and might play Thursday in the final preseason game, reports the Florida Times-Union. Sanders is suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended without pay for the team's first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse, the team announced Friday.
Panthers defensive back Josh Thomas didn't factor into many plays in Week 12, but he came up with one big one in a 20-16 win over the Dolphins. Thomas ended Miami's first drive of the game when he picked off quarterback Ryan Tannehill for his first career interception. He added one tackle in the game.