The Jaguars will have several key players participating in practice Wednesday after missing time in recent weeks.
Jaguars star RB Leonard Fournette, who was sorely missed in a week three loss to the Titans, is expected to practice Wednesday. He's been dealing with a hamstring injury since the second quarter of the Jaguars first regular season contest of 2018 against the Giants and hasn't played a down since. He participated in practice last week, but on Sunday morning the Jaguars decided not to play him. If his hamstring continues to progress it seems likely that he'll play in a pivotal AFC matchup with the Jets this weekend.
Defensive end Calais Campbell has been dealing with lower body injuries since week two. Originally he had soreness in his knee, but now he's dealing with a sprained ankle. He's set to practice on Wednesday and barring any setbacks should be able to play Sunday. He's been the Jaguars top sack man through three games and is vital for the team's defensive success.
Left guard AJ Cann, who missed week three with a triceps injury, is slated to practice Wednesday. Chris Reed played well in his stead Sunday allowing just 1 QB pressure, but he did pick up a penalty. Cann isn't necessarily a key ingredient for the Jaguars offensive success, but he is better than the alternative. Getting him back against the Jets would be a positive.
Three players aren't expected to practice.
Center Brandon Linder's weekly rest day is Wednesday. He's been dealing with a knee injury since the preseason, but should be full go the rest of the week.
Running back TJ Yeldon has been dealing with an ankle injury over the last week plus. When in the game he's been dynamite, but the injury forced him to miss time against the Titans and really limited the offenses ability to make plays. If Fournette can return this week then the Jaguars don't NEED Yeldon, but his presence makes this backfield one of the best in football. We will keep you updated on his progress as the weeks continues.
CB DJ Hayden is also expected to miss practice. He's dealing with a toe injury and missed the Jaguars week three contest with the Titans. He's been the Jaguars most surprising player so far. Many expected a drop off in play from Aaron Colvin to the newly acquired DJ Hayden, but Hayden has been up to the task. He's been one of the most reliable defenders for the Jaguars and is missed when he's not available. The Jaguars do have a strong second option at nickel with Tyler Patmon, but Hayden's presence will be missed if he can't go Sunday.
Other players that are on the injury report that are expected to practice: RT Jermey Parnell (knee), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle).
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