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Ex-Gamecock Williamson could be out for season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Troy Williamson could be done for the season because of a shoulder injury.

Williamson may have torn his right labrum during Sunday's 31-17 loss to Arizona. Coach Jack Del Rio said he didn't have test results, but fellow receivers Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas said Monday that Williamson was out for the year.

"I was sick," Sims-Walker said. "I didn't wake up prepared for that. I thought Troy just had a little shoulder sprain, probably an A-C joint. But I never would have expected that, a torn something. That's a bad loss for us. Troy was a great addition to the receiver corps, making a lot of plays and we're going to miss him."

Williamson, a former first-round bust in Minnesota who played his college ball at South Carolina, was the team's biggest surprise during the preseason. He caught 12 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown, and earned a starting spot opposite Torry Holt.

He has three receptions for 34 yards this season. He hurt his shoulder making a catch near the sideline in the second quarter and fumbled on the play.

If he is out for the year, Sims-Walker likely would replace him in the starting lineup.

The Jaguars released receiver Nate Hughes on Monday, a day after he dropped a touchdown pass late in the game.

Without Williamson and Hughes, the Jaguars (0-2) would have Holt, Sims-Walker and two rookies — Thomas and Jarett Dillard — on the 53-man roster. Rookie Tiquan Underwood is on the practice squad.

"It's very unfortunate how things panned out, but that's what you have and that's what they drafted us for," Thomas said. "Of course, I'm ready to get my shot and just try to take it and run with it. I'm prepared and ready, and whatever opportunities I do get I'm going to try to take advantage of them."