JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars may be without their starting running back – but perhaps just for a few days.
Starting running back
Ball, a veteran cornerback who is listed as the starter on the Jaguars’ unofficial depth chart released Monday, missed the first week and a half of camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list with an ankle injury. He worked Monday on a limited basis.
“(Ball felt) pretty good,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said Monday morning after the Jaguars worked for about an hour and 40 minutes under overcast skies in 86-degree temperatures at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields.
“He took limited reps, though. Normally, a guy would get five or six reps. He got two. So, we’re bringing him back. It will be interesting to see how he felt, but before practice he felt really good.”
Practice was called around 11:40 because of lightning. Bradley said the team cut out a “four-minute” drill that was expected to last 10 plays.
The Jaguars on Monday were without Gerhart for a third consecutive day. He was among multiple players who missed a shortened practice Friday, and Gerhart – the team’s starter after signing as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason – missed Saturday’s mock game at EverBank Field.
The team announced following Monday’s practice that the injury was a hip flexor. His status was announced as day to day.
Rookie right guard
The Jaguars will hold a walkthrough practice later Monday afternoon, and will hold another practice at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday. Tuesday’s practice is free and open to the public, and the Jaguars will work that day in full pads.
The Jaguars will play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field in their first 2014 preseason game Friday night.
PLAY OF THE DAY
The plays of the day actually came between plays, as Bradley saw it. Early in practice, with the defense struggling, end
*Bortles came back several plays after Gratz’s interception and made a nice 10-yard throw on the run to wide receiver