JACKSONVILLE – Two weeks down, two weeks remaining.
The Jaguars began Week 3 of the on-field portion of the 2019 offseason program Monday, with Head Coach Doug Marrone discussing a new receiver and a minor injury.
Terrelle Pryor Sr., an eight-year NFL veteran wide receiver, signed with the Jaguars as a free agent on Monday morning. The team waived first-year defensive lineman Lyndon Johnson.
“Obviously, you’ll see him out here, but we’re going to be smart,” Marrone said of Pryor Monday shortly before the Jaguars’ seventh practice of organized team activities at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field.
Pryor (6-feet-4, 228 pounds) has 115 career receptions with 11 touchdowns in 51 games, and has played for Oakland, Seattle, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Washington, the New York Jets and Buffalo. He played two games with Buffalo and six with the Jets last season.
“He really hasn’t done anything with us,” Marrone said. “I’m sure he’s been working hard, but we’ll slowly bring him on.”
Marrone also on Monday said guard Andrew Norwell won’t practice Monday.
Norwell, a sixth-year veteran who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent from Carolina in the 2018 offseason, last week sustained what Marrone on Monday called a minor ankle sprain. Norwell missed the last five games last season with an ankle injury.
“He’s inside,” Marrone said. “He has just a really small sprain of his ankle.”
Marrone said he wasn’t worried about Norwell’s injury.
“We might be smart later on in the week, but it’s something that if we wanted to he would have practiced today,” Marrone said. “No conspiracy theory.”
Marrone said he didn’t know if the injury was to the same ankle Norwell injured last season.
“I would know more if it was something like, ‘Hey, we have a problem,”’ Marrone said.
Several Jaguars players remained away from OTAs Monday, including running back Leonard Fournette, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, wide receiver Marqise Lee and wide receiver Dede Westbrook. Fournette and Ngakoue have attended multiple early OTA practices. Fournette did not attend Thursday or Friday and Ngakoue did not attend last week.
All offseason work – including OTAs – ae voluntary under NFL rules except for a three-day mandatory minicamp in June.
The Jaguars have three more OTA practices scheduled this week, their third week of OTAs. They also have the three mandatory minicamp practices next week. Those four weeks of practice represent the entire on-field portion of the offseason program.