Sen’Derrick Marks and James Sample placed on PUP List


With only a few days left until the entire team reports for training camp, the Jacksonville Jaguars made some temporary roster moves. The team placed veteran defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks and rookie free safety James Sample on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

This move doesn’t mean much for the time being, as the two players still count against the 90-man roster limit that’s currently enforced at this point of the offseason. Both players are eligible to come off the list anytime before the final roster cuts, when the players will subsequently have to sit out the first 6 games of the regular season if they remain on the list.

It’s interesting that the Jaguars placed Marks on the PUP, since all reports seem to indicate his return in time for week 1 of the regular season. Still recovering from the ACL tear in the final game of the 2014 season, Marks will be eased back into the lineup, but he will almost certainly be available in time for their week 1 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

Sample on the other hand is a little more questionable, since he is still coming back from a broken forearm he suffered in OTAs. Since he’s likely going to miss a significant portion of training camp, Sample is at a disadvantage in the competition for the starting free safety spot.

Next: Will Marks be ready for week 1?

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