Jaguars place Marqise Lee on IR

The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed WR Marqise Lee (shoulder) on the team’s reserve/injured list and promoted undrafted rookie CB Tae Hayes to the active roster, the club announced today. 

Lee, who injured his shoulder against the Jets on Sunday, had three receptions for 18 yards in six games this season. This is the second straight year that Lee will end the season on injured reserve. In 2018, Lee tore his left ACL during the preseason. Lee was selected in the second round by the Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Hayes, 5-9, 188, spent the first eight weeks of the season on the Jaguars’ practice squad before being promoted to the active roster. 

 

Jaguars place Lee, Armstead, Robinson on PUP List

The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed rookie RB Ryquell Armstead(hamstring), sixth-year WR Marqise Lee(ACL), and third-year OL Cam Robinson(ACL) on the team’s Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, the club announced today.

Lee tore his ACL last preseason, while Robinson tore his ACL last season in Week 2 against the Patriots, and Armstead suffered a hamstring injury during OTAs.

In addition, the team placed rookie OL Donnell Greene and fifth-year LB Jake Ryan on the team’s Active/Non-Football Injury list.

Also, the team announced that they signed first-year DL Lyndon Johnson to their 90-man roster.

Johnson originally signed with the Jaguars as a rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft and appeared in three games during his rookie season.

The Jaguars now have 90 players on their 90-man active roster.

Jags’ Marqise Lee: ‘Nick Foles is a great quarterback’

The quarterback position has been a problem area for the Jaguars for the last few years, and though their former QB Blake Bortles was able to lead the Jaguars to the AFC title game in 2017, everybody knew that Jacksonville needed more from their offense.

In 2018, the lack of production from the offense was glaring, especially at the quarterback position. Bortles is out, and enter Nick Foles, who won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles two years ago.

One guy who is excited about Foles being in Jacksonville is WR Marqise Lee, who purchased a Jugs machine to better prepare for the 2019 season.

“I’ve been paying attention a lot. Nick Foles is a great quarterback,” Lee said about Foles on Tuesday. “I don’t think I have to get in too much rhythm honestly. I have been on the jugs machine most of the time. I have bought one in every house that I have, no lie. As far as putting the ball in the vicinity – which I know he can do – I’ll be fine…

“Nelson Agholor(Eagles WR) has been with Nick Foles, so I got the opportunity to always talk to him about it. [Agholor] always speaks highly of him, so I already knew coming in that we wouldn’t have a problem. On top of that, when he did come in, just the mindset that he has as a vet, just how much he pushes to stay on top of everything, it was just a lot different.”

Lee is coming off a torn ACL in 2018, but he expects to be good to go in 2019.

“Rehab is great. I am doing very well,” Lee said. “I am on schedule, a little bit ahead. But I’m surely taking my time. I have no worries.”

If Foles plays like the guy we saw in the latter part of the 2017 season, Jacksonville should be excited. He played like an elite level QB during the playoffs that season, and if he can be that guy, and the defense can return to that 2017 form, Jacksonville should rebound nicely in 2019.