Bennett was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. With Fowler returning from his one-game suspension this week, Bennett was released in order to clear a roster spot. Bennett was inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Giants.
Bennett (pectoral) took part in individual drills during Wednesday's minicamp practice and hopes to go through team drills Thursday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports. Bennett has only played in one game over the past two seasons, but the defensive tackle is finally feeling healthy. He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a pectoral injury in Week 2 last season and he missed all of 2016 with a calf issue.
Bennett (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Bennett suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's game against the Titans and did not return. With Bennett now out for at least eight weeks, Dexter Fowler Jr. will likely take on a higher percentage of defensive snaps in his absence.
Bennett hurt his pectoral muscle Sunday against the Titans and did not return, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Bennett recorded one solo tackle and one pass breakup before leaving the game. If this turns out to be a long-term ailment, expect Dante Fowler Jr. to pick up more defensive snaps in Bennett's absence.
Bennett landed on the Jaguars' first official injury report Wednesday with a groin injury, Ryan O'Halloran of Jacksonville.com reports. If healthy, Bennett projects to back up Calais Campbell at defensive end this season. It is unclear when he sustained his groin injury or how severe it is. His status will need to be monitored throughout the week.
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