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Jags not counting on WR Lee, OT Robinson for opener

Field Level Media

August 10, 2019 at 8:42 pm.

Jacksonville could be without two key pieces on offense when quarterback Nick Foles makes his Jaguars debut in the regular-season opener.

Wide receiver Marqise Lee and left tackle Cam Robinson “are really trying hard … but I don’t know if they are going to be ready for the season,” coach Doug Marrone said Saturday.

Lee, 27, is working his way back after missing last season with a torn ACL suffered in the preseason. He was the Jaguars’ leading receiver in 2017, catching 56 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games. In his first four seasons, Lee had 171 receptions for 2,166 yards and eight scores.

Robinson, the 34th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, started 15 games as a rookie and two games in 2018 before missing most of the season with a torn ACL.

Both are on the physically unable to perform list.

Marrone said he had considered Saturday’s practice as a “benchmark” to whether Lee and Robinson would be ready for the opener on Sept. 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“We just can’t get them over the hump,” Marrone said. “We have to go and start preparing to play without them, unfortunately. And it could be change, but it’ll be tough.”