The Jaguars took a pair of wide receivers in the second round of May’s draft, but they didn’t get a lot of time to work with them this spring.
Marqise Lee suffered an ankle injury and Allen Robinson hurt his hamstring, which led to both rookies being limited participants during the team’s offseason work. Robinson said that he’s been cleared to practice when training camp gets underway on Friday and Lee says he’s healthy as well, although it doesn’t sound like he’ll be going full speed right away.
“Everything’s good,” Lee said, via the team’s website. “I’m pretty much cleared. They still want me to take it slow as far as right now. During camp, that’s when I pick it up. We’ve got a while before we actually put on pads, so by that time pads come on, I should be OK.”
The Jaguars need both players to quickly make up for lost time. Ace Sanders said Tuesday that he will not participate in training camp while dealing with undisclosed issues related to a four-game suspension that Sanders said he faces to start the season. With Justin Blackmon also out of the picture, the Jags are left with Cecil Shorts, Denard Robinson, Tandon Doss and Mike Brown to go with the two rookies.