Jacksonville Jaguars fourth-year pro Eben Britton is expected to start Sunday at guard versus the Chicago Bears despite being removed from last week's game due to inefficiency, according to the team's website.
Britton missed Weeks 2 and 3 with a nagging ankle injury but was yanked after the first half of the Jaguars 27-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in favor of undrafted rookie Mike Brewster.
Head coach Mike Mularkey said earlier this week that Britton would start at left guard this week if he showed him what he needed to see in practice. And apparently, Britton did exactly that:
"He's very prideful," Mularkey said. "He came in here with a great attitude. A lot of guys would sulk and handle it in a much different way. He didn't do that. He works hard all the time, so it wasn't like he tried to work harder. That's hard to do for him."
Mularkey also added that he expects Britton to "be better health-wise" this week. That will be important considering the Jaguars are facing a Bears team that happens to be third in the league in sacks with 16.
Kickoff for Sunday's game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. EST at EverBank Field.