Lee off PUP list; practicing Saturday

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee catches a pass during warm ups before the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee catches a pass during warm ups before the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars got good, long-awaited news Saturday.

Wide receiver Marqise Lee, who missed all of last season with a serious knee injury that included a torn anterior cruciate ligament, has been removed from the physically unable to perform list and is expected to practice with the team Saturday afternoon.

“He’ll be out practicing today; we’ll be bringing him along,” Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said shortly before a Saturday afternoon practice in the Dream Finders Homes Flex Field at Daily’s Place.

Lee, a 2014 second-round draft selection, caught 56 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns in 2017, but was injured in a 2018 Preseason Week 3 game against Atlanta and missed the rest of the season.

The Jaguars (0-2 in the 2019 preseason) are scheduled to play the Miami Dolphins in a 2019 Preseason Week 3 game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Thursday at a 8 p.m.

Marrone held 30 players out of a preseason-opening loss at Baltimore and 27 out of a Preseason Week 2 loss at home against Philadelphia to have the team as healthy as possible for the September 8 regular-season opener against Kansas City. Most of the team’s front-line players and starters were among the players held out of those games, but Marrone said the plan is to play starters against Miami.

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