At 0 – 2, the Jaguars can take any good news coming their way, right now. And, it looks like they’re getting some on the injured player front.
With a short practice week before Thursday night showdown with division rival Tennessee, the Jaguars welcomed back three key players to practice on Tuesday:
Tuesday’s injury report pic.twitter.com/f46Rfbophg
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Jacksonville put out the official injury report Tuesday afternoon that showed wide receiver Marqise Lee, left tackle Cam Robinson, and best pass-rushing defensive end, Yannick Ngakoue were all able to fully practice, Thus, it’s a strong indication that all three will likely give it a try to start in this battle with the Titans at TIAA Bank Field.
Both Robinson and Lee have been unable to play in the first two games with their knee injuries. Robinson had fully recovered from an ACL tear last September on his left knee, but suffered a right knee sprain during practice prior to week one that has sidelined him. Robinson, a former second round pick out of Alabama, would be an upgrade at the all important blindside line position.
Lee also suffered an ACL injury in the preseason a year ago and went on injured reserve. However, it looks as though he’s ready to make his debut in this matchup. Jacksonville is looking to add Lee’s dimension of speed to the likes of D.J. Chark and DeDe Westbrook.
Ngakoue, who held out briefly earlier in training camp, but didn’t get a new deal, experienced hamstring tightness coming off the Chiefs game in week one. And, he was held out of last week’s 13 – 12 loss at Houston. He’s been Jacksonville’s best pass-rusher over his three-year career accumulating 29.5 sacks (9.5 in 2018) and 70 quarterback hits during his time.
It appears that the Jags will be without defensive back A.J. Bouye for a second straight game, as he suffered a hip injury in week one, was inactive against the Texans and again limited on Tuesday. He could attempt to play on the short week on Thursday, but coach Doug Marrone and staff may want to rest him another week.