Roundup: Jaguars WR Porter won't play though hamstring improving

Updated: September 5, 2008, 10:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jaguars receiver Jerry Porter was ruled out of Sunday's season opener at Tennessee because of a hamstring injury.

Porter, who signed a lucrative contract to be the team's No. 1 receiver during the offseason, had surgery to repair a torn hamstring a week before training camp. He missed all of camp and the preseason, but returned to practice Monday and had hoped to be back for the opener.

But Porter missed portions of practice Thursday and Friday, making coach Jack Del Rio's decision to hold him out another week an easy one.

Center Brad Meester (biceps) and defensive tackle Derek Landri (quadriceps) also were ruled out Friday. Backup cornerback Scott Starks (pectoral) was listed as questionable.

Receiver Reggie Williams (hamstring), guard Maurice Williams (knee) and tight end Greg Estandia (knee) were listed as probable.

-- The Associated Press

NEWMAN QUESTIONABLE FOR COWBOYS OPENER

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman is listed as questionable for the season opener at Cleveland. Newman's uncertain status on Friday's injury report was another sign that Adam Jones may make his Dallas debut as a starter on Sunday. It will be Jones' first NFL game since the 2006 season.

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said this week that Jones would start if Newman wasn't in the lineup.

Newman missed nearly all of training camp, and the entire preseason, while dealing with a slightly torn groin muscle. He returned to practice last week and was listed as limited participation going through drills Friday.

-- The Associated Press