Lee will compete with Allen Hurns for the No. 2 receiver job, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews reports.
Lee, Hurns and Allen Robinson were all part of the same 2014 rookie class, with the former actually selected first (No. 39 overall) among the trio, while Hurns came in as an undrafted free agent. Hurns got a four-year extension last offseason after thriving in his first two campaigns, only to fall flat during an injury-marred 2016 season in which Lee finally stayed healthy and emerged as a useful weapon. Hurns' contract might seem to give him an advantage in the position battle, but the Jags actually can release him after this season without significant cap ramifications. Meanwhile, Lee and Robinson are entering the final year of their rookie contracts, potentially leaving the team with three major decisions at the position next offseason. The battle between Lee and Hurns took on added significance when the Jags drafted Leonard Fournette and acquired two fullbacks in the offseason, strongly hinting at a desire to cut down on the use of three-wide formations. The Jags could rotate receivers in two-wide sets, and with no major pass-catching threat at tight end, the team may be able to keep three wideouts heavily involved without going pass heavy.
After practicing in a limited fashion all week, Lee will suit up for the final game of the season against a Colts secondary that's largely struggled throughout 2016 despite the presence of Vontae Davis. Lee will try to finish what has been a breakout campaign on a strong note, with career highs in catches (57) and yards (765) and touchdowns (three) already under his belt.
Lee (hip flexor) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale against the Colts after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
We'd expect Lee to be a go for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff and if so, he'll look to finish his 2016 breakout season on a positive note, on the heels of a 3/37/1 effort in Week 16's win over the Titans, in which Lee saw action on 61 of the Jaguars' 72 snaps on offense. The 2014 second-rounder heads in Week 17 with 57 catches (on 96 targets) for 765 yards and three TDs in 15 contests.
Lee (hip) remained limited at practice Thursday.
Per the Florida Times-Union, Lee is dealing with a hip flexor. It's an issue that could result in the wideout being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts if he is unable to practice fully Friday.
Lee was limited at practice Wednesday with a hip injury.
The nature of the ailment is unclear at this point, but if Lee continues to face limitations Thursday and Friday, his status for the Jags' Week 17 meeting with Indianapolis could be in jeopardy. The USC product has been one of only a few bright spots for the three-win Jaguars this season, and he accounted for two touchdowns -- one passing, one receiving -- in the team's Week 16 trouncing of the Titans.
|P1||8/10/17||@ NE||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|11||11/19/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|