Beathard was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Beathard said he sustained the injury while scrambling on his first snap upon entering Monday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Bengals in place of Trevor Lawrence, who was a non-participant in practice just two days after suffering a high-ankle sprain. Before he provided an update on the nature of his injury, Beathard looked to have hurt his left wrist against the Bengals, but he didn't end up missing any snaps while completing nine of 10 pass attempts for 63 yards to go with seven yards on his lone carry. The Jaguars haven't officially ruled Lawrence out for this Sunday's game in Cleveland, but provided he can overcome his shoulder issue, the expectation is that 30-year-old Beathard will be in store for his first start since 2020, when he was a member of the 49ers. Beathard won't have the full complement of weapons if he ends up starting, as wideout Christian Kirk is expected to miss multiple weeks -- and possibly the rest of the season -- after suffering a core-muscle injury Monday.