Dante Fowler still bothered by upper body injury

AP

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler knows this is a big season for him, and he’s going to have to be at his best to keep a job and earn another one.

The question now becomes when he’ll be healthy enough to try.

According to Hays Carlyon of 1010XL, Fowler is still recovering from what the Jaguars are terming an upper body injury and has “lost sizable muscle mass in his upper body.”

When Jaguars coach Doug Marrone, who wasn’t going to elaborate on the injury, was asked whether Fowler was going to be ready for training camp, he replied: “We will just see.”

Despite the fact he had eight sacks last season and two more in the AFC Championship Game, the Jaguars declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. That makes this a contract year for the former No. 3 overall pick, who lost a starting job to emerging star Yannick Ngakoue.

And if he’s not 100 percent going into camp, it’s going to make it harder for Fowler to put up the kind of film he hopes to, to maximize his earning potential.

6 responses to “Dante Fowler still bothered by upper body injury

  1. Is this the future of injury reporting now, just like in hockey? Upper body injury, lower body injury… absolutely love the vagueness.smh

  2. pkrjones says:
    Is this the future of injury reporting now, just like in hockey? Upper body injury, lower body injury… absolutely love the vagueness.smh
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    Thought the same thing. We see some guy limping off the field leaning on two athletic trainers and the commentators throw it down to the sideline reporter “looks like he has a lower body injury, back up to you guys” Big time journalism there.

  3. I’ll be surprised if he’s in a Jags uniform next year. He’s not going to get the kind of money he wants playing as a backup. Likely he’ll have to sign a one-year prove-it deal next year and hope for a long-term, big money contract. Given his injury history, I don’t see it happening.

  4. I back this commentary 100%!
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    whenwilliteverend says:
    June 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I’ll be surprised if he’s in a Jags uniform next year. He’s not going to get the kind of money he wants playing as a backup. Likely he’ll have to sign a one-year prove-it deal next year and hope for a long-term, big money contract. Given his injury history, I don’t see it happening.

  5. @pkrjones/waynefontesismyfather,

    Why are you upset about the vagueness his injuries when the first game isn’t until September? Is this injury going to hamper the way you wager a bet in June?

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