Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee said he's feeling fine now, but that wasn't the case last week.
Scobee, who spent much of the bye week in London with Jaguars Owner Shad Khan and President Mark Lamping promoting the Jaguars' game in Wembley Stadium next October, sustained a case of vertigo on the trip.
The case was severe enough that Scobee was taken to the emergency room.
"I was sick last week and took it over there," Scobee said. "It got worse over there, but luckily, I was fine. There was one point where I was so dizzy I couldn't stand up. They took good care of me, though."
Scobee said he fell ill at the Leaders Sports Summit. A few minutes after speaking with Khan at the event, Scobee said he started feeling dizzy.
"I had a very bad case of it," Scobee said. "It got to the point where I just laid down. I'm fine now. Even the next morning, I was fine. I'd never experienced a case of dizziness like that."
Scobee the following day kicked an exhibition penalty kick at halftime of the England-San Marino World Cup qualifier against a local professional goalie.
"It was cool being down there in front of 80,000 fans," Scobee said. "Wembley Stadium was amazing. Being an ex-soccer player like I am, that was a dream come true to go there and not only go to the game, but go on the field. I was nervous for that."
Overall, Scobee said of the experience, "It was great. I did a lot of interviews. There was a lot of interest in the NFL coming to Europe. Their interest for the game is growing. Most people don't understand the rules of it, so I got a lot of questions from fans about why we do certain things, 'Why do you run the ball? Why do you pass the ball?' It was fun."
JAGUARS HEAD COACH MIKE MULARKEY SAYS
"It was good to be back here today. We had a couple days to catch our breath. The players as well, they had their four days off. You can tell they have a little more energy, a little more juice in them. Everybody feels better. I can hear it in their voices that they got some rest, which they needed. I think it was a good time for a bye."
CHRIS HARRIS SAYS
"I would definitely say my strength is in the box. I consider myself a physical player and I feel I can still play physical." Harris signed with the team this morning.
Time hasn't run out on the Jaguars' season, and the statistical truth of that statement was an emphasis of Mularkey on Monday when he met with players coming off the bye week. Mularkey pointed out to the team that there were 13 teams in the NFL with either one or two victories, and that in most seasons, a team in that situation makes a strong run at the postseason. Mularkey said while it's true that at 1-4, "you're running out of weeks," he also said, "It's like a game. We're behind we've got to catch back up, but we can only do that one week at a time. We don't have a lot of room for error."
The Jaguars will be off Tuesday and hold a full practice Wednesday as they prepared to play the Oakland Raiders Sunday in Oakland, Calif.
- While defensive end John Chick is expected to return to practice this week, linebacker Clint Session is not, Mularkey said. Each player has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list this season. Chick is returning from a patellar tendon injury, but Mularkey said Session is not yet able to return from concussion symptoms. Session was placed on injured reserve late last season with the issue. "He's not at that point yet, so that's going to be later on down the line," Mularkey said.
- Safety Dwight Lowery, safety Dawan Landry and wide receiver Laurent Robinson missed practice Monday, with Lowery expected to miss a few weeks with an ankle injury, Mularkey said. Robinson has yet to pass his concussion test and will undergo another Thursday. He has yet to be ruled out for Sunday. Mularkey said Landry is expected to be "full go" by Thursday. Mularkey said Cecil Shorts will start if Robinson can't play and that either Chris Prosinski or newly-signed Chris Harris will start for Lowery.
- Mularkey also said Prosinski needs to improve his tackling, an area Mularkey described as "inconsistent." Said Mularkey, "He's aware of it and we're working with him on it, but that's something we've got to get better at."
- Austen Lane will make a second consecutive start at defensive end Sunday, and C.J. Mosley is expected to start a second consecutive game at defensive tackle. Mularkey also said he expects veteran end George Selvie to be available to play Sunday for the first time this season.
- Cornerback Aaron Ross or newly-signed wide receiver Micheal Spurlock likely will work at punt returner Sunday, Mularkey said. Mike Thomas has returned eight punts for a 7.0-yard average this season. "Are we satisfied? I'd say no," Mularkey said of the return game.