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Jaguars vs. Patriots: Thursday Injury Reports, Fournette Misses Again

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Sep 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive back Janoris Jenkins (20) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars and the New England Patriots have released their Thursday injury reports ahead of their week two matchup at EverBank Field this Sunday. For the Jaguars the key player to watch is obvious. Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is still nursing the hamstring injury that occurred during a screen at the end of the first half against the New York Giants in week one.

Fournette is not expected to practice this week ahead of the matchup, and Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone says the star running back will test his hamstring tomorrow after the Jaguars press conferences to see his status.  It will most likely be a game-time decision for Sunday.

JAGUARS

RB Leonard Fournette (Hamstring): Did not participate

C Brandon Linder (knee): Limited participant

RT Jermy Parnell (Knee): Limited participant

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Core Muscle): Limited participant

LB Telvin Smith (back): Limited participant

PATRIOTS

RB Rex Burkhead (Concussion): Limited participant

TE Jacob Hollister (Hamstring): Limited participant

RB Sony Michel (Knee): Limited participant

T Marcus Cannon (Calf): Limited participant

DB Nat Ebner (Knee): Limited participant

For the Jaguars the majority of the team is seemingly healthy with  Leon Jacobs and Jaydon Mickens coming off of the injury report today after practicing full yesterday. Jaguars center Brandon Linder returned today on a limited basis as he is still nursing his knee injury. Today, Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette declared himself a game-time decision.

This should not come as a surprise to anyone who has been following this storyline, and we will see tomorrow what his official status will be. At this point, I would not be surprised either way if Fournette is able to go or if is forced to sit out, but the optimism is there. The rest of the Jaguars players are seemingly healthy enough to give it a go this Sunday which is good news.

Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith was the only new addition to the injury report with a back injury. There has been no indication on the severity of this injury, but I would assume he is likely to be a full go come game time. Most likely this was just a precautionary situation.

As for the Patriots, running back Rex Burkhead (concussion) returned to practice on a limited basis. He is important to watch as far as tomorrow’s game status goes because the Patriots already lost Jeremy Hill (torn acl), another running back who was showing promise.

If Burkhead does not play, look for James White to get the bulk of the looks out of the backfield. Sony Michel, the Patriots rookie first-round running back was also limited today possibly indicating he will also not be able to suit up Sunday. Reports are the Patriots want Michel to practice in full before he gets onto the field.

Demetrius Harvey is the lead editor for the Locked on Jaguars website covering breaking news, breakdowns, and more. You can follow him at @Demetrius82 on twitter.

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Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith apparently fined by team

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Dec 2, 2018; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) reacts during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have apparently fined LB Telvin Smith for missing three days of mandatory minicamp. This amount, according to Telvin Smith on Instagram, was for a total of $88,650. Telvin Smith decided to leave the game of football for a year last month and has not shown up to any team activities since the season ended in January.

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Smith stated in his Instagram post “Oh y’all  thght [sic] it was a game!!! You say you wanna sit & get ya life right. . . they say nah […] you pay me!!!” also stating “It’s still love!!”

The Jaguars have every right to fine Smith under the current CBA signed in 2011 regarding mandatory participation in team activities. Smith has not yet informed the Jaguars officially of his intentions for the 2019 season, thus he is still considered a part of the team and on the 90-man roster.

It is not yet known whether or not the team has opted to fine DE Yannick Ngakoue who was also missing from mandatory minicamp last week as he resolves his contract with the team.

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REPORT: Jaguars sign WR Tre McBride and DT Kalani Vakameilao

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today the signings of WR Tre McBride and Rookie DT Kalani Vakameilalo. Both players had a tryout during yesterday’s minicamp practice. They have waived LB Nick DeLuca and LS Christian Kuntz to make room.

McBride has played for the Tennesee Titans, Chicago Bears, and the New York Jets during his time in the NFL. In 2017 he hauled in eight receptions for 144 yards. His lone touchdown came in 2015 with the Tennesee Titans. The Jaguars currently have 12 WRs on the roster including McBride. They will enter training camp for a battle for possibly five or six spots. Currently, it would be a surprise if McBride makes the team.

Vakameilao went undrafted out of Oregon State where he posted 75 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss.

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Jaguars finalize draft class with signing of LB Quincy Williams

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially wrapped up their 2019 NFL Draft class with the signing of third-round pick Quincy Williams the team has announced today. Williams played college football at Murray State as a linebacker and safety and will be playing LB with the Jaguars.

Following the departure of WLB Telvin Smith, the Jaguars needed to find a replacement, and they hope Williams can eventually develop into that role. During OTAs and mandatory minicamp, Williams has taken some first-team reps at LB along with LB Ramik Wilson. The WLB battle will be one to watch during training camp later this summer.

Williams spoke briefly following the signing of his contract stating, “I’ve been dreaming on this and waiting on this moment my whole life,” Williams said. “I’m just here to answer the question of, ‘Who is Quincy Williams?’”

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