Gus Bradley is not about to rush
Bradley told ESPN that Lee would be participating if it was the regular season. He is being held out of minicamp, but will be ready for the start of training camp.
Lee was a disappointment as a rookie in 2014. He caught just 37 passes 422 yards and one touchdown.
"I would say that it will be a higher possibility that we would hold him out," Bradley said Thursday.
Lee is dealing with a knee injury, which he suffered during offseason workouts. Lee said his goal is to be ready for training camp.
"I'm slowly progressing back," Lee said. "The trainers don't want to rush anything. Of course, I want to be out there and I feel like I could be out there. But, we aren't playing yet and I understand the coaches' and trainers' mindsets in getting me fully ready for when we come into training camp."
Gus Bradley has announced that a knee injury sustained in Phase 2 of the offseason program has
Lee started eight games last season and finished with 37 catches for 422 yards and one touchdown.
The Jaguars don't have a receiver with more than 59 career receptions on the roster. The team is relying heavily on a trio of second-year players in
"Those guys all had 40-some catches," general manager David Caldwell said, per ESPN. "It’s not like they didn’t produce at all or missed a whole year. They did some good things ... They’re no longer young guys. They have to be our veterans."
Injuries were certainly also to blame. He sustained an ankle injury during OTAs and battled a hamstring issue in the first half of the year while trying to learn the offense. The result was just 37 catches for 422 yards and one touchdown.
"Some of it was our fault," receivers coach Jerry Sullivan told ESPN. "We gave him too much too soon."
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