Doug Marrone met with the media on Saturday as the Jaguars get ready for their first practice following a somewhat embarrassing loss to the Ravens in their 2019 preseason opener.
While Marrone and the rest of the coaching staff have done their best to limit injuries this training camp, the team has still been plagued by them yet again. Based on his tone and body language, it’s evident that the Jaguars’ head coach is frustrated with the situation.
Two starters remain on the active/PUP list as they recover from injuries suffered in 2018. Wide receiver Marqise Lee and left tackle Cam Robinson both suffered knee injuries early last season the required surgery.
On Saturday Doug Marrone made it clear that he doesn’t know if either will be ready to go to start the regular season. If either starts the regular season on the PUP, they wouldn't be eligible to return for the first six weeks of the season.
With Robinson out, the Jaguars will have to turn to Josh Wells, Leonard Wester, or Cedric Ogbuehi to start the regular season. None of the above-mentioned players inspires much confidence.
At wide receiver, Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley, and DJ Chark will be the top three guys while Lee remains out. All three have had solid training camps to this point and figure to be able to carry the production load wide out.
The team is also anxiously awaiting Quincy Williams’ return from a minor knee procedure. The rookie weakside linebacker is expected to return in time for week one the regular season.
Jawaan Taylor, the Jaguars’ second-round pick in 2019, injured his knee during joint practices against the Ravens. It’s not clear yet the severity of the injury.
Rookie tight end Josh Oliver is out for the foreseeable future with a hamstring injury.
Rookie running back Ryquell Armstead is in the concussion protocol.
AJ Bouye and Thomas Rawls remain sidelined with hamstring soreness.
UPDATE: AJ Bouye and Thomas Rawls returned to practice on Saturday.
Jake Ryan remains on the active/NFI list while recovering from 2018 knee surgery.
As injuries mount, the Jaguars will do their best to get healthy as we inch closer and closer to the NFL regular season.
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