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May 9, 2019 11:36 PM
Donald Payne: Let go by Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (undisclosed) was cut by the Jaguars with a failed injury designation on Thursday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Payne appeared in seven games in 2018 before suffering a sprained MCL. In those games, the Stetson product didn't see the field on defense and recorded both of his tackles and recovered a fumble on special teams over 111 snaps. Payne's injury played a role in his release from Jacksonville, but it's unknown exactly what that injury is -- it could very well have something to do with the MCL injury he sustained in the 2018 season. More information should surface about the 24-year-old's health as the offseason goes on and as he searches for another team.

December 28, 2018 03:28 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Activated from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars activated Payne (knee) from injured reserve Friday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Payne appears to have fully recovered from an MCL sprain sustained in late October, and rejoins Jacksonville's active roster in time for the season finale. The 24-year-old could see rotational snaps during Sunday's game against the Texans.

December 20, 2018 09:36 AM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Receives return designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (knee) was designated to return off injured reserve by the Jaguars on Wednesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Payne landed on injured reserve with an MCL sprain in late October but could now have a chance to play again this season. The 24-year-old's initial recovery timetable was three to four weeks, so even if the injury was worse than originally feared, there has been significant time for him to rehab extensively. Typically, there is a 21-day window in which players are allowed to practice before the team must decide to activate them off injured reserve, but that timeline is accelerated with only two weeks left in the regular season and the Jaguars out of the playoff picture. Payne didn't play a defensive snap in seven games before suffering the injury, and would likely return in a similar special-teams role if activated.

October 25, 2018 11:44 AM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Heads to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Jaguars on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Payne suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday's loss to the Texans and was originally expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks. As evidenced by this news, the injury could be worse than what was first reported. Payne will need sit out a minimum of eight weeks on IR, so it's possible his season could be over. Fellow linebacker Blair Brown could see an uptick in snaps with Payne sidelined.

October 22, 2018 02:24 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Out 3-to-4 weeks with MCL sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks after sustaining an MCL sprain in Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Payne sees the overwhelming majority of his snaps on special teams, so his potential absence should go largely unnoticed in IDP leagues. Fortunately for Payne, the Jaguars are on bye in Week 9, so if his timetable holds true, he could be sidelined as little as one game with the injury.

October 21, 2018 02:12 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Questionable to return to Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne is questionable to return to Sunday's game with a knee injury, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' PR Staff reports.

Payne will have to convince the medical staff that he's good to go before he can trot back out there. In the meantime, Blair Brown and Lerentee McCray could be asked to slide into Payne's spot as the primary reserve to Myles Jack.

August 28, 2018 09:44 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Likely to return to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (hip) is in line to practice Monday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Payne sat out of Saturday's preseason game with his hip condition, but it appears to have been a minor issue. The 24-year-old will get most of his work on special teams in 2018 while backing up Myles Jack at middle linebacker.

August 25, 2018 08:12 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Battling hip injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne is not playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons because of a hip injury, Mike Kaye of reports.

The specifics and severity of the injury remain unclear. Payne is expected to serve as a rotational inside linebacker for the Jaguars this season.

December 2, 2017 12:36 AM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: No injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Colts, Mike Kaye of reports.

Payne was limited in practice this week after sitting out Week 12, but he appears ready for Sunday's game. The 23-year-old does not warrant fantasy consideration at this point since he's yet to play a defensive snap this season.

November 26, 2017 03:08 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Will sit out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

The undrafted rookie was able to get limited practices in Thursday and Friday, but there's no rush to get the reserve linebacker back in the lineup, especially since he hasn't logged a defensive snap this season.

November 24, 2017 08:32 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Considered questionable for Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jaguars have listed Payne (hamstring) as questionable for its tilt against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Payne suffered the hamstring injury in the team's Week 11 victory over the Browns. After sitting out practice Wednesday, the rookie has been able to participate in limited fashion the last two days. Both Lerentee McCray and Blair Brown would likely be called on for help providing depth at linebacker should Payne not be able to go Sunday.

November 19, 2017 03:40 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Suffers hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne hurt his hamstring during Sunday's matchup with the Browns and is quesitonable to return.

Payne has only played on special teams this season, logging seven tackles (six solo). Until he can return, Lerentee McCray likely will take over his leftover snaps.

October 1, 2017 12:08 PM
Jaguars' Donald Payne: Healthy for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Payne (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Payne has nursed this hamstring injury all week, but now that he's healthy, expect to see him mainly in a special teams role.

Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Jacksonville Jaguars131310.030000.0000
2018Jacksonville Jaguars821.010000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Jacksonville Jaguars1300000000
2018Jacksonville Jaguars800001010

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