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.