Chris Clemons is finally ready to practice. The Jacksonville Jaguars desperately need a proven pass rusher like Clemons to step up since Dante Fowler Jr. is out for the season with a torn ACL.
"Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said strength and conditioning coach Tom Myslinski on Monday said Clemons is in “very good” condition. Bradley also said he hoped to know more about Clemons’ status for Saturday’s preseason game against the New York Giants later this week.Bradley added that while Clemons missed reporting day for “personal reasons,” he never worried about Clemons’ attention when it came to the Jaguars.“Nothing like that,” Bradley said. “I mean I think there were some things going on that maybe were some distractions for him but never about this team.”"
"The Colts are clearly the class of the AFC South, but the rest of the division is up for grabs. The Titans seem to be eager to throw Marcus Mariota into the fire early, and the Texans remain stagnant as a .500 club. If Blake Bortles can develop into a major threat as a quarterback, then the Jaguars could become a team pushing on the edge of playoff contention in the AFC. Regardless, their defense and their 25th ranked strength of schedule might not let them fall below 5 wins."
"Storm Johnson entered the 2015 preseason not as a backup, third-string or even fourth-string running back. He was, and arguably still is, fifth on the depth chart, and it’s fair to say that his chances of earning a roster spot are slim to none.The addition of Pierce off waivers, followed by the selection of Yeldon in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, made it apparent that Johnson wasn’t going to walk into a roster spot like he did last season."
"The Jaguars could have most of their defensive line Saturday. All four starters – ends Chris Clemons and Jared Odrick and tackles Sen’Derrick Marks and Roy Miller missed Friday’s preseason-opener, but Odrick, Miller and Clemons returned to practice Monday. Odrick (knee) worked close to full and Miller (knee) worked a little more limited, with Clemons working individual drills after spending the first two-and-a-half weeks of camp on the active non-football injury list. While Clemons’ status against the Giants is uncertain, Bradley said the 12-year veteran is expected to play at some point in the preseason."
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