The Jaguars returned to practice Wednesday and were without running back Leonard Fournette and center Brandon Linder.
Fournette suffered a minor hamstring injury in the Jaguars week one win over the Giants. The injury occurred in the second quarter and forced the Jaguars star to miss the rest of the contest. Just after the game Fournette suggested to Josina Anderson of ESPN that he would play against the Patriots. And on Monday the Jaguars said they felt optimistic about Fournette's injury. So while Fournette didn't practice Wednesday, there's still a good chance he'll play in the AFC Championship rematch. Even more encouraging: Doug Marrone said on Wednesday that Fournette is the type of player he would be comfortable playing on game day even if he missed the whole week of practice.
Starting center Brandon Linder suffered a minor knee injury in preseason and has missed a significant amount of practice since. According to Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union there was "no re-injury for C Brandon Linder (knee). Expectation was always for him to sit today and Wednesday of each week." At this point it doesn't seem like there's any chance of Linder not playing this weekend.
Other players that appeared on the pre practice injury report but were expected to participate in practice: Leon Jacobs (ankle), Jermey Parnell (knee), Jaydon Mickens (knee), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle injury).
Leon Jacobs was seen in a walking boot on Monday, but the Jaguars said it was precautionary. His participation in practice indicates he should be able to play Sunday.
Jermey Parnell has been dealing with a knee injury since last week and doesn't appear to be in danger of missing time.
This is the first time Jaydon Mickens has appeared on the injury report this season. Since he was able to practice, it seems likely that it's a minor tweak that won't force him to miss week two.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins missed Wednesday practice last week, but has participated in practice since and was a contributor in Sunday's win over the Giants. He's likely to continue playing through the injury.
It appears that the only player who is in real danger of missing week two is Leonard Fournette. But Fournette and the team seem optimistic about his chances of playing against the Patriots on Sunday.
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