JACKSONVILLE – Trevor Lawrence participated in practice Friday.
That's a positive step for the Jaguars' starting quarterback, with Head Coach Doug Pederson saying the second-year veteran could play in the team's AFC South game Sunday.
Lawrence, who sustained a toe injury on the final play of the first half of a loss to the Detroit Lions last Sunday, missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. He participated Friday after taking extensive "mental repetition" on the field throughout the week.
Lawrence officially was listed as questionable on the team's Friday injury report. injury report.
"He's studied all week," Pederson said of Lawrence, who has started all 29 games since the Jaguars made him the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. "He has had a ton of mental reps out there on the field. He has played obviously a lot of football already this year.
"If he can get out there and move around and feel comfortable, he should be fine."
Pederson said early this week that Lawrence – if physically able – could play Sunday even if he didn't practice. Lawrence said Wednesday he plans to play.
"It's going to his peace of mind, quite honestly – and can he play through it," Pederson said. "It's going to be sore – just like anybody's injuries this time of year. He's obviously a tough guy. He wants to play. He wants to be out there. I think these next couple of days, for him, will probably ease any kind of tension he might have going into the game."
- Pederson: "The nature of this game … AFC South, Tennessee Titans on the road … we obviously haven't played well there … if you can't get up for these games, you need to find something else to do. These are the ones you love to play in."
- Rookie linebacker Chad Muma was ruled out by the Jaguars Friday after not practicing this week with an ankle injury sustained last Sunday. Muma, a third-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, started the last two games. Safety Andre Cisco (shoulder) and wide receiver Zay Jones (chest) were both listed as questionable on the week's final injury report Friday after working limited in practice all three days this week. Cisco missed the Lions game with the injury and Jones played against the Lions with the injury.