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What’s latest with Dolphins, Jaguars and Bucs injuries this week?

Jamil King



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With week 16 approaching in the NFL teams are dealing with mounting injuries, and it seems no player is indeed 100 percent healthy this time of year.

Some teams are hit more than others, and some players are more banged up than fellow teammates.
The playoff-bound Jacksonville Jaguars had a couple of welcoming additions to the practice field today.

Fantasy owners rejoice star running back Leonard Fournette logged in another practice almost ensuring that he will be ready to go against the 49ers. Coming off a quad injury that kept him sidelined vs. Houston last week he will look for his sixth 100 yard rushing game. The Jaguars took Fournette off the injury list meaning he’ll be active Sunday.

Meanwhile, after losing WR Marquise Lee last week, they welcomed back Allen Hurns to practice hoping to fill a thin receiving core. Hurns though has said he isn’t 100 percent and “may not be for some time.” He is listed a questionable to be active Sunday.

The Tampa Bay Bucs seem to have players dropping like flies especially Monday night against Atlanta. Tampa received a bit of good news with the return of two big defensive pieces. Tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David both returned to the practice field this week. McCoy was a full participant in Friday’s practice and is questionable.  David still was only a limited Friday participant, and was also put as questionable. Defensive end Robert Ayers and wideout DeSean Jackson both didn’t participate all week and are ruled out for the Carolina game.

The Miami Dolphins have had an up and down injury situation, as well. They welcomed RB Damien Williams to practice this week, but he is doubtful for the Chiefs game. Also, they were without WR DeVante Parker for the second day in a row Thursday, but did have limited practice Friday. Adam Gase said that he would expect Parker to play against Kansas City on Sunday. He is officially listed as questionable. The Dolphins also placed Tight End Julius Thomas on the IR ending his first and maybe only, season as a Phin.

This time of year, it seems that your injury report is growing at a rapid pace and these teams will call on the next man up to fill voids.

For example, return man Jaydon Mickens, who we wrote about yesterday, provided a spark for the Jags offense. Kenyan Drake is playing like a top three-down back for Miami with Ajayi gone and Williams injured.

And, WR Chris Godwin (photo above) also now has the chance to showcase why he was thought to have been a steal of a value pick for the Bucs.

Jamil King is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.

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