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CB Aaron Colvin: "I feel good"


JACKSONVILLE – Saturday was a good day for Aaron Colvin.

The Jaguars' fourth-year cornerback practiced for the first time this season after being on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of training camp. Colvin sat out the Jaguars' first two preseason games.

Colvin said he doesn't yet know if he will play in the Jaguars' third preseason game.

But he said he knew it felt good to practice.

"I have been running around, but to get back with my teammates … it felt a little different," Colvin said after the Jaguars practiced for about an hour and 15 minutes at the Daily's Place Flex Field adjacent to EverBank Field. "I feel good."

Colvin, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, is expected to be the team's nickel corner this season with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey starting on the outside.  All three have missed each of the first two preseason games, with Ramsey spending the early part of training camp on PUP with a core injury and Bouye dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Colvin was asked about being ready for the Jaguars' Week 1 game at Houston on September 10.

"You just have to push it, go hard," Colvin said. "You have to do as much as you can, but at the same time, you have to be smart, so you have to have a balance with it."

Of the current state of his injury he added, "Everything is perfect now."

Colvin, as a member of the 2014 draft class, is entering the final year of his rookie contract. That means he either will re-sign with the Jaguars or be eligible for unrestricted free agency next spring.

"To be truthful, I am not really focused on the money or the contract side," Colvin said. "I am focused on winning, getting back 100 percent healthy and playing 16 games. … If I play 16, everything else will take care of itself."

Colvin, who said he doesn't know his playing status for Thursday's preseason game against Carolina at EverBank Field, said he eased into practice Saturday and Head Coach Doug Marrone said afterward he worked in individual drills.

"I am taking it slow," Colvin said. "I probably could have done more, but we are just being smart with it."

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