The Jaguars are trying to get ready for a season, and school up rookie quarterback Blake Bortles at the same time.
Both jobs are a little harder because they don’t have many wide receivers on the field at the moment.
According to the Florida Times-Union, leading target Cecil Shorts wasn’t about to finish yesterday’s work with a “really minor” calf injury, which will keep him off the field today.
“This is the best my body has felt in a long time,” said Shorts, coming back from offseason groin surgery. “I’m not too worried about it at all.”
While his absence is not necessarily a reason for concern now, he does add to a long list of receivers who are watching instead of working.
Rookies Marqise Lee (ankle) and Allen Robinson (hamstring) are sidelined, along with Lamaar Thomas (knee), Tandon Doss (calf), Ace Sanders (hamstring) and Mike Brown (groin).
That means they finished yesterday’s work with five wideouts, leaving a lot of reps for the weary few healthy ones on the roster.