Jaguars’ Marqise Lee carted off with knee injury

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Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee suffered what looked like a serious knee injury during today’s preseason game against the Falcons.

Lee took a low hit directly to the knee and stayed on the ground for several minutes before he was put on a cart and taken to the locker room. The Jaguars quickly announced that he had been ruled out of the game.

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee was penalized for lowering his helmet into Lee’s knee on the play.

The 26-year-old Lee is heading into his fifth NFL season. Last year he started 14 games for the Jaguars and was the team’s leading receiver with 56 catches for 702 yards and three touchdowns.

If Lee is out for a significant period of time, it would represent a major loss to the Jaguars, playoff contenders who were counting on Lee to be a starting wide receiver again. The Jaguars would likely begin to look for a veteran wide receiver if Lee’s injury is serious.

32 responses to “Jaguars’ Marqise Lee carted off with knee injury

  1. Dez would be a waste. In my opinion, it would take Dez at least a month before he could begin to contribute. He would have to learn a whole new NFL offense, new coaches, team mates, etc. I think that it will be next man up, and give a young receiver an opportunity.

  2. Can’t tackle high…Can’t tackle low..can’t put your helmet in the chest…If the commish gets he’s way (looking like he will soon) this injury could’ve been avoided if his flag was pulled.

  3. 1phillyphan says:
    August 25, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    Can’t tackle high…Can’t tackle low..can’t put your helmet in the chest…If the commish gets he’s way (looking like he will soon) this injury could’ve been avoided if his flag was pulled.
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    Even then, pulling the flag with a “bad intent” could become a foul.
    It’s the new NFL.

  4. I know what you’re thinking but let it go.

    This team was a game away from the SB last season. There is no way they will call Dez and take a chance that he won’t eventually become a problem for Bortles.

  5. As much as I can’t stand Dez Bryant I think it might be worth a shot to talk to him and MAYBE sign him to a one year deal with a clause in it that if he sucks and he can no longer play like he used to they can cut his a$$ with not such a big hit to the cap. Other than Moncrief Jags have no real veteran WR experience left.

  6. These guys have playing football all their lives, and now they have to learn how to tackle all over again. We’re probably going through a period of trial and error, while we actually try to look for the safest way to play. I wouldn’t be surprised to start seeing an unprecedented number of knee injuries, as they’re lowering the target. These rules changes will go back and forth, and I doubt that any of us will be shocked if they eventually just let them tackle the way they always did. I bet we can save a lot more lives by focusing more on trying to improve clean water and air, and the food we eat.

  7. Defensive players get penalized for hitting high and now low? What’s the problem with the nfl league… if you can’t hit any where then don’t call it nfl…Give it a different name like Goddell ball. Might as well put Goddell out on the field and hit him in the ball on every play or shut down the game. Boring game ever.

  8. Tom Coughlin coached a dumb a$$ player who shot himself in the leg. As VP/GM I’m sure he can handle Dez Bryant if it means going a step further than last year.

  9. They have a lot of depth at the WR position and no need to sign a veteran. I would be very surprised if they explored options outside their current roster.

  10. illgivemyopinion says:
    August 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm
    Sounds to me like a dirty hit.
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    Which is why there should be a rule suspending players for illegal hits for the corresponding amount of time as an injured player.

  11. You cant tackle a guy low without also lowering your head/helmet

    the bulk of the contact was with his shoulder and he wrapped up the WRs legs – seemed like a text book good tackle

    contact with the helmet looked incidental and glancing

    hate to see an injury but looked like a clean tackle – if anything a borderline suicide route – hey catch this ball and turn up field into the safety – the tackler could have taken his head off

  12. Dez takin a month to learn the system would only be two missed games. So I don’t know how turning down a pro bowl receiver because he would miss two games is as bad as an idea of next man up. Yeah let’s not sign a guy because he will take a month two weeks before the season starts. The jags roster is built to win now so you have to go get a guy like dez. Or trade Fowler to a team like the bucs for one of there many stud wide receivers they need defensive end help.

  13. firerogergoodellnow says:
    August 25, 2018 at 10:35 pm
    illgivemyopinion says:
    August 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm
    Sounds to me like a dirty hit.
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    Which is why there should be a rule suspending players for illegal hits for the corresponding amount of time as an injured player.
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    So if Cam Newton was hurt on that dirty hit from the patriot player you’re saying the patriot player should be suspended also for that amount of time?

  14. patriotmaleorgy says:
    August 26, 2018 at 5:38 am
    firerogergoodellnow says:
    August 25, 2018 at 10:35 pm
    illgivemyopinion says:
    August 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm
    Sounds to me like a dirty hit.
    —————————-
    Which is why there should be a rule suspending players for illegal hits for the corresponding amount of time as an injured player.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    So if Cam Newton was hurt on that dirty hit from the patriot player you’re saying the patriot player should be suspended also for that amount of time?

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    except he didn’t hit him in the knees. lunging at the knees is not the same thing as someone getting a knee injury from a hit not at the knee

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