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First off the Field: RB Yeldon works limited


JACKSONVILLE – They practiced, then packed their bags.

As the Jaguars did that in preparation for their game at Wembley Stadium in London Sunday morning, they received good news on the injury front regarding their struggling running game.

T.J. Yeldon, the Jaguars' starting running back and leading rusher, practiced on a limited basis Thursday. That was the first time he had practiced since sustaining the groin injury that kept him out of a loss Sunday to the Houston Texans.

The Jaguars worked for about an hour and 50 minutes at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields Thursday – their normal Thursday practice routine – and will leave for London early Thursday evening.

"We had good focus with a lot of things going on today; I thought it was a pretty sharp day," Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said as the Jaguars (1-5) prepared to play the Buffalo Bills (3-3) at Wembley Stadium Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET.

"We've got a lot going on today as far as preparation. We've got some meetings this afternoon, then a short period of time before checking in, getting ready and on the flight."

Yeldon was among four Jaguars players practicing on a limited basis Thursday, with wide receiver Allen Robinson (leg), wide receiver Allen Hurns (thigh/ankle) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (knee contusion) also practicing limited. Robinson, Hurns and Marks all played this past Sunday.

Yeldon has rushed for 291 yards on 81 carries this season, and his 105-yard, 22-carry game against Tampa Bay two weeks ago is the Jaguars' lone 100-yard rushing game of the season. The Jaguars rushed for 83 yards against Houston Sunday, with quarterback Blake Bortles rushing for 37 yards.

Bradley said a decision on Yeldon's status will be made later in the week.

"He was limited today," Bradley said of Yeldon. "We tried to see how he looked; very few plays, but he's making progress."

Marks' injury was sustained on his left knee. He missed the first five games of the regular season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right knee in January.

Marks played 21 snaps in a limited role in his 2015 debut Sunday.

"I think you'll see him, (if) everything goes (well), maybe a few more plays than he had last week," Bradley said of Marks, the team's sacks leader last season with 8.5.

Tight end Julius Thomas (chest/hand), defensive end Chris Clemons and safety Johnathan Cyprien worked full on Thursday. Thomas had worked full Wednesday after sustaining a chest injury Sunday falling on the football.

Clemons had a veterans day off Wednesday and Cyprien missed Wednesday with a calf injury. Both players played against Houston.

Four Jaguars players did not practice Thursday: tight end Clay Harbor (abdomen), wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring), safety James Sample (shoulder) and right tackle Jermey Parnell (knee). Lee has missed the last three games and will not travel to London.

Sample has missed the last two games, while Harbor and Parnell played against Houston.

In addition to Lee, the Jaguars on Thursday announced that defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and wide receiver Rashad Greene will not make the trip to London. Fowler is on season-ending injured reserve and Greene is on injured reserve-designated to return.

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