JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee suffered what seemed to be a critical left knee damage during a initial entertain of a team’s 17-6 feat over Atlanta on Saturday night, yet manager Doug Marrone pronounced a group won’t know a full border of a damage until Sunday.
“Obviously it looked bad,” Marrone said. “Doctors told me, ‘Hey listen, we’re not going to be means to know anything until tomorrow and we’ll have some-more information tomorrow on it.”’
“… Did anyone consider it didn’t demeanour bad? I’m only observant it looked bad. I’m only like we in that I’m watchful for a alloy to tell me so we can tell we guys, yet we know what we see. I’m not going to lay there and contend it didn’t demeanour bad. It looked bad.”
Lee was harmed when he was tackled by Atlanta reserve Damontae Kazee mid by a initial entertain after throwing a pass in a center of a field. Lee’s left knee buckled immediately and he grabbed it with both hands. Kazee was penalized on a play for obscure his helmet to trigger contact, and replays showed his helmet done strike with Lee’s knee.
Lee had to be taken off a margin on a cart, and a whole Jaguars receiving corps came out to be with Lee as he was put onto a cart.
Lee — who sealed a four-year, $34 million agreement with $16.5 million guaranteed in Mar — is a Jaguars’ many gifted receiver, with 171 catches for 2,166 yards and 8 touchdowns in 4 seasons with a team. He led a group in receptions (56) and was second in yardage (702) in 2017. He’s also a best blocker among a receivers, so his deficiency will impact a fringe of a run game.
“Everybody’s got to step up,” pronounced maestro Donte Moncrief, who assimilated a group in Mar on a one-year, $9.6 million guaranteed contract. “Everybody in a room’s got to be prepared to go, from a immature guys to me. He was one of a large roles in a offense.”
Moncrief held 3 passes for 62 yards, including a 37-yard catch-and-run, before a first-team offense exited a diversion after one possession in a third quarter. Second-year players Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook total to locate 3 passes for 15 yards. They will have to share Lee’s effort for however prolonged he’s out, Cole said.
“I’ve only got to step up,” Cole said. “Like we said, he’s still going to be there spiritually. Just going to listen to him, keep training and keep going relocating forward.
“He can still be outspoken and only not play. You never know what’s going on. Hopefully he’s good.”
Even yet Kazee was penalized for a hit, Lee’s teammates were not indignant during a second-year actor from San Diego State. Rather, they blamed a NFL’s new order changes.
“You can’t be insane during 27 [Kazee],” cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “You have to be insane during a NFL; not insane during them, yet that is how a order is. People are frightened to tackle normal since we theory they don’t wish to do helmet-to-helmet and get flagged. … Game-changing things could happen. You don’t unequivocally wish to censure anyone, yet we feel bad for him.
“I don’t know, man, that’s only tough to see it occur to one of my teammates, period, yet we can’t unequivocally censure 27.”