JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars’ wide receiver position is thin again.
Perhaps most concerning, one of the reasons it’s thin is a hamstring injury sustained by rookie wide receiver
Robinson, a second-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, is expected to miss “extended time” – at least two weeks – after leaving practice Thursday with the hamstring issue. Robinson was one of four players the Jaguars announced Friday will miss extended time.
“Guys will step up,” Bradley said late Friday morning after the Jaguars worked for about an hour and 35 minutes in 83-degree temperatures at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields.
“Ideally, you’re looking to make sure that at Game 1 you’re at good health. That’s what we’re looking at. Fortunately some of the injuries we have we’re saying, ‘They’ll be back.’’’
Bradley said he and General Manager David Caldwell will discuss on Friday afternoon the idea of adding to the receiver position.
“Well see with the extent of some of these guys,” Bradley said. “It didn’t affect us today. We worked tight red zone, so it had no effect on that. We might need an additional body.”
The Jaguars on Friday went through a shorter-than-normal practice, with multiple players including defensive end
“I think we knew coming into training camp somewhere in the point of practice we were going to keep a good eye on our players to see where they were at,” Bradley said. “We didn’t know where. We didn’t schedule it and say, ‘Practice No. 7.’ But we need them to understand they can trust us. They go out and practice and practice and practice and they need to trust us that when it’s time we’ll slow the tempo down. I think we wanted to take advantage of that.”
Bradley also said Friday’s practice, which featured a smaller amount of team drills than earlier workouts, was designed to “take the craziness out of the game.”
“Right now, we’re at the seventh install,” Bradley said. “A lot of things are in their head. We wanted to come out here, slow it down and correct some things.”
The injuries to Doss and Robinson leave the Jaguars’ receiver position thin, with fourth-year veteran
The Jaguars had up to seven wide receivers out during offseason on-field work.
Robinson, who had been working with the starters in camp, was among the wide receivers who missed much of the offseason. He participated in a rookie camp in mid-May and a week of organized team activities, but was out with a hamstring thereafter. The hamstring injury he sustained Thursday is to the same hamstring, but a different muscle group.
“You’d love to have him, but it’s one of those things where we’re going to get him back,” Bradley said.
The Jaguars will hold a walkthrough practice later Friday afternoon and will hold a mock game/scrimmage scheduled at EverBank Field Saturday at 6:45 p.m.
Poz jumped at the ? about Dakoda Watson. Really excited to see him. Loves his size & athleticism thinks he fits description of an OTTO LB— Brian Sexton (@JagsVoice) August 1, 2014
Ball (ankle) and linebacker
Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), DL Jordan Miller (knee), LB John Lotulelei (knee) all out extended period.— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) August 1, 2014
PLAY OF THE DAY
The Jaguars held a shorter practice with limited team time Friday, but Hurns – getting added repetitions with injuries at the receiver position – caught a touchdown in the corner of the end zone on a perfect pass from
*Safety Chris Prosinksi had a pass breakup in red-zone passing drills late in practice.