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Rookie S James Sample undergoes surgery


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' rookie class has sustained another injury.

And while this one isn't as serious as the first, it is expected to keep a member of the Jaguars' draft class out of the early part of training camp.

James Sample, a safety selected in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft from the University of Louisville, underwent surgery Friday on a fractured right arm. He sustained the injury late in Thursday's organized team activities practice at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields.

Sample, who Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said following Thursday's practice was expected to get some first-team repetitions next week in Week Three of OTAs, is expected to miss part of training camp, which is scheduled to begin in late July.

Sample had been working in OTAs along with unrestricted free-agent signee Sergio Brown at the free-safety position.

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the No. 3 overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament on the first day of 2015 rookie minicamp in May. He is expected to miss the entire season.

Sample (6-feet-2, 209 pounds) played one season at Louisville, transferring there from American River Community College. He began his collegiate career at the University of Washington.

Sample, who forewent his senior year of eligibility, started 13 games for Louisville last season, leading the Cardinals with 90 tackles and ranking second on the team with four interceptions.

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