JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars are fully healthy. Officially.
That was the major news around the Jaguars Friday, two days before the 2018 regular-season opener against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Jaguars removed from their Friday game status report all four players who had been listed with injuries this week: cornerback Jalen Ramsey (ankle), tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle injury), center Brandon Linder (knee) and right tackle Jermey Parnell (knee).
All four practiced full Friday and are expected to play Sunday.
"Once we limit them, then we have to put them on the report even though sometimes you know it's not going to be anything," Marrone said following Friday's practice at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex. "You have to do that in case something happens during the game and the player goes, 'Yeah, I kind of did it the other day…' all of a sudden the punishment is big: draft picks, fines, things of that nature.
"It's always a tough balance. We just want to do by the rules and report everything that happens."
Marrone said he liked the week's preparation.
"There are things we have to work on and things we have to improve upon," Marrone said. "I think we have to understand that. Practice-squad guys … the first time seeing them in this type of role … I thought they did a good job."
Marrone had talked earlier in the week about a level of discomfort because of the newness of a Giants coaching staff with first-year coaches such as Head Coach Pat Shurmur, offensive coordinator Mike Shula and defensive coordinator James Bechtter.
"I think we're no different than anyone else," Marrone said. "I think it's a challenge all of the time in the first game because you have to make sure your rules take care of a lot of things because you're probably going to see something [new].
"Probably in two or three weeks you have a good feel for your opponent and what they're trying to do schematically. You basically want to keep things simple [n Week 1]."