Coach Urban Meyer challenged Chark (shin) to get stronger during the offseason, and the wideout has already added seven pounds in the weight room, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Meyer didn't like what he saw from the 24-year-old when reviewing film from the 2020 season, and the new coach approached the wideout to voice his concerns. It's a pivotal point in Chark's career as he enters a contract year, and he should benefit from more stability at quarterback with rookie first overall pick Trevor Lawrence taking the reins. Chark eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards with eight touchdowns in 2019, but he struggled to find consistency last season with 706 receiving yards and five scores. The addition of Marvin Jones should also help open downfield opportunities for Chark, and the offense as a whole.
Chark (shin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.
The 24-year-old was unable to practice this week due to the shin injury and won't be available for Week 17. It's a disappointing end to a disappointing season for Chark, who finishes with 53 receptions for 706 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games after breaking out with a 1,000-yard campaign in 2019. Laviska Shenault, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley are poised to lead Jacksonville's receiving corps in the season finale.
Chark (shin) remained sidelined at practice Thursday.
With Chark now having logged consecutive DNPs, his status for Sunday's game against the Colts is cloudy. If he ends up missing Jacksonville's season finale, added snaps and targets will be available for Laviska Shenault, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley.
Chark (shin) didn't practice Wednesday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Mark Long of the Associated Press reports previously relayed that Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was unsure about Chark's Week 17 status, so the wideout's absence from practice Wednesday would appear to be more than just a maintenance day. If Chark is out or limited Sunday against the Colts, added targets would be available for Laviska Shenault, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday that he's unsure about Chark's chances of playing Week 17 against the Colts while the receiver tends to a shin injury, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.
Jacksonville hadn't previously announced that Chark picked up an injury in the Week 16 loss to the Bears, during which he played 75 percent of the offensive snaps and grabbed four of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown. Chark's activity (or lack thereof) in practices Wednesday through Friday will likely determine whether the wideout plays in the season finale, but the Jaguars could be hesitant to keep him active if he's not able to advance to full participation by the end of the week. The 1-14 Jaguars have little at stake Week 17, so it would make sense for the organization to take a cautious approach with a player who will be a big part of its plans in 2021.
Chark brought in four of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 41-17 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
Chark's touchdown reception, which came from 20 yards out on an impressive catch in the left corner of the end zone, actually pulled the Jaguars even with the Bears at 10-10 in the second quarter. While Chicago would go on to separate comfortably in the second half, Chark was able to pace Jacksonville in receiving yardage while finding the end zone for the first time since Week 9. Chark will look to follow up his solid numbers with even better production as the Jags close out a forgettable season versus the Colts on the road in Week 17.
Chark caught four of five targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Ravens.
Baltimore had this game in hand early and went into halftime with a 26-0 lead, but Jacksonville's pass catchers didn't benefit much from the negative game script. Chark clearly remains the Jaguars' No. 1 wide receiver, but that hasn't meant much lately with him posting only 12 catches for 154 yards and zero touchdowns over his past four games. A matchup with the Bears in Week 16 is unlikely to improve his outlook.
Chark recorded two receptions on nine targets for 16 yards in Week 14 against the Titans.
Chark was third on the team with nine targets -- his highest mark since Week 9. However, he failed to get on the same page as either Mike Glennon or Gardner Minshew, leaving with him another subpar performance. Given the lack of clarity regarding who will be under center for the Jaguars in Week 15 against the Ravens and the difficulty of the matchup, it will be tough for Chark to produce regardless of his target volume.
Chark caught two of seven targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to Minnesota.
Chark was removed from the injury report after missing last week's game with a rib injury, but he still didn't seem to be 100 percent and failed to get on the same page as quarterback Mike Glennon. Jacksonville's No. 1 receiver will look to build on his season totals of 43 catches, 575 yards and four touchdowns in Week 14 against the Titans.
Chark (ribs) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Minnesota, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
The 24-year-old sat out Week 12 due to the rib injury and began the week practicing as a limited participant, but he was able to show enough to avoid the questionable tag. Chark will be seeing his first game action with Mike Glennon at quarterback, who took over the starting job last week.
Chark (ribs) remained limited at practice Thursday.
Chark was unable to practice last week, so back-to-back practices -- albeit in a limited fashion -- have the wideout trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Vikings approaches. Friday's final injury report of the week should reveal whether he heads into the weekend listed as questionable, or minus a Week 13 injury designation.
Chark (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Chark wasn't able to practice in any capacity prior to being ruled out for last weekend's game against the Browns, so his ability to begin the current week as a limited participant is a sign of progress. Mike Glennon is in line to start at quarterback during Sunday's game in Minnesota, so if Chark is cleared to return Week 13, he'll face the challenge of working with his third different signal-caller of the season.
Chark (ribs) won't play Sunday against the Browns, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site
The same applies to Chris Conley (hip), but on the plus side for the Jaguars, Laviska Shenault (hamstring) is slated to return to action this weekend and he should head the team's Week 12 wideout corps along with Keelan Cole.
Chark (ribs) didn't practice Thursday.
Back-to-back absences put Chark's status for Sunday's game against the Browns in doubt. A return to practice Friday, in any capacity, would bolster his chances of suiting up this weekend. In addition to Chark being banged up, it's also worth noting that fellow wideouts Laviska Shenault (hamstring) and Chris Conley (hip) were limited at practice Thursday.
Chark didn't participate in Wednesday's practice due to injured ribs.
Chark handled his typical workload in last week's loss to the Steelers, but he may have been playing hurt during the contest. He'll look to upgrade his participation by Friday to have a shot to play Sunday against the Browns, who will be without No. 1 cornerback Denzel Ward (calf). If Chark is able to play, he'll catch passes from his third quarterback of the year, as Mike Glennon has been named the Week 12 starter.
Chark secured four of eight targets for 41 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
Chark exploded with seven catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in quarterback Jake Luton's first start Week 9 against the Texans, but he's produced a tempered eight receptions for 97 yards in two outings since. Despite the offensive struggles, exemplified by just one total passing TD for the Jaguars between Weeks 10 and 11, Chark remains the clear No. 1 receiving option. The 24-year-old has averaged 8.2 targets per game since Week 4. Jacksonville will next prepare for a home test against Cleveland on Sunday.
Chark caught four of five targets for 56 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-20 road loss to the Packers.
On the heels of a 146-yard, one-TD performance last week against the Texans, Chark again finished as his team's leading receiver despite ranking third behind Chris Conley (eight) and Keelan Cole (seven) in targets. After compiling 73 receptions and 1,008 receiving yards during a breakout 2019, Chark now has 37 total catches for 493 yards through his first eight appearances of the 2020 campaign. A Week 11 matchup against the Steelers is formidable, with Pittsburgh ranking third best in catch rate allowed to opposing wideouts (61.9 percent). However, Pittsburgh is tied for fifth worst with 12 receiving TDs surrendered to opposing WRs, so Chark could provide a lucrative fantasy week nonetheless.
Chark (illness) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in Green Bay.
Chark didn't practice Thursday due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, but the ailment won't hurt his ability to suit up this weekend. He'll look to produce against a Packers defense that has given up 7.9 yards per target and eight touchdowns to wide receivers in eight games (both top 10 most stingy) this season.
Chark (illness) didn't practice Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
The report did specify that Chark's illness is not COVID-related, so for now it looks like he should be able to recover in time for Sunday's game against the Packers. Friday's injury report will reveal whether the wideout approaches that game with a Week 10 injury designation or gains full clearance to play this weekend.
Chark caught seven of 12 targets for 146 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Texans.
Chark made a huge impact early in the game with a 73-yard touchdown catch and run to get his team on the board. The big play accounted for half his yardage output on the day, but he still came through with some other notable gains en route to a new season high in that department. Chark's outburst was especially surprising considering Jake Luton was making his first career start under center, and the duo will look to build on this productive effort next Sunday in an effort to keep up with the high-scoring Packers.
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|2||Sun 09/20||@ TEN||L 30-33||4||84||21.0||45||0|
|3||Thu 09/24||@ JAC||L 31-13||0||0||-||-||0|
|4||Sun 10/04||@ CIN||L 25-33||8||95||11.9||22||2|
|5||Sun 10/11||@ HOU||L 14-30||3||16||5.3||11||0|
|7||Sun 10/25||@ LAC||L 29-39||1||26||26.0||26||0|
|9||Sun 11/08||vs HOU||L 25-27||7||146||20.9||73||1|
|10||Sun 11/15||@ GB||L 20-24||4||56||14.0||21||0|
|11||Sun 11/22||vs PIT||L 3-27||4||41||10.2||19||0|
|12||Sun 11/29||@ JAC||L 27-25||0||0||-||-||0|
|13||Sun 12/06||@ MIN||L 24-27||2||41||20.5||22||0|
|14||Sun 12/13||vs TEN||L 10-31||2||16||8.0||11||0|
|15||Sun 12/20||@ BAL||L 14-40||4||53||13.2||22||0|
|16||Sun 12/27||vs CHI||L 17-41||4||62||15.5||20||1|
|17||Sun 01/03||@ IND||L 14-28||0||0||-||-||0|
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