But the Jaguars rookie right tackle continues to progress from the hip flexor injury that sidelined him in the second preseason game – to the extent that he took his most extensive work of the week in practice Wednesday.
Joeckel, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, worked in shoulder pads short and a helmet Tuesday, going through some pass-rushing drills on the side of practice along with defensive tackle
Deaderick has been out with a groin injury.
“They both felt really, really good yesterday,” Bradley said Wednesday after a lightning-interrupted practice at the Florida Blue practice fields outside EverBank Field. “They took today and went through another set of routines for the ‘return to play,’ and then we’ll reevaluate them.”
Bradley said the pair could possibly practice Thursday, and he said he hadn’t ruled out Joeckel playing against Philadelphia Saturday at EverBank Field.
The threat of approaching lightning forced players and coaches from the field 20 minutes into practice, resulting in a 15-minute delay.
“I told the team it was a good day, not a great day,” Bradley said. “I thought we were crisp in some areas, but it was the consistency we wanted to challenge our guys with. We did cut practice back a little bit. t had nothing to with the weather. We made the decision before to limit the number of plays and number of periods in an attempt to gain our legs and our freshness at this time in training camp.”
The Jaguars are expected to have a walkthrough practice Wednesday evening, with a practice scheduled for the Florida Blue practice fields Thursday morning.
PLAY OF THE DAY
With practice shortened and a lot of game-planning for the Eagles Saturday, highlight plays were relatively rare on Wedneday.
But if one play stood out, it may have been when rookie safety
1. Former Jaguars Owner Wayne Weaver attended practice with President Mark Lamping Wednesday. Weaver declined to speak formally to the media, but said he was proud of the team and said he liked how Gabbert played this past week.
2. Bradley said the coaching staff slans to decide rotations for playing time against the Eagles on Wednesday night.
4. Rookie cornerback
5. Second-year cornerback
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