Cam Robinson returns to Jaguars practice on Monday

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Cam Robinson Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 01: Cam Robinson Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images /

The Jaguars get their big left tackle back ahead of the regular season.

There was some excitement prior to the Jaguars practice on Monday morning as it was announced that left tackle Cam Robinson was removed from the PUP list and took part in practice for the first time this year.

It was a major step toward making the offensive line whole again.

The news was especially surprising considering the fact that her coach Doug Marrone stated on Saturday that his big offensive lineman wasn’t ready to participate in drills and may not be ready for the start of the regular season.

"“Cam Robinson is going to be off of PUP [Physically Unable to Perform List], so he’ll be out there on the practice field, he’ll be going through walkthroughs and individual,” Marrone told the media. “And it’s like before, I think the other day when we were talking about i, if I seem frustrated or down, I think it’s natural,”"

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His frustration is from several key players – some starters – who have suffered injuries in camp. Their timetables for return differ, making it tougher to put together situational packages for the rest of the preseason and the first regular game of the season against Kansas City.

Robinson’s return and his progress is something the team can build on. The Jaguars need the third-year pro to help solidify a line surrendered 53 sacks last year and to help protect starting quarterback Nick Foles’ blindside.

An injury to Foles would be devastating and could cost the Jaguars a chance to make a run toward the playoffs. Having Robinson back on the field might allow Marrone to exhale ever so slightly since injuries have been a major concern. It has been what led the coaching staff to change their philosophy on training and practice performance.

As Robinson, a second-round draft pick in 2017 out of Alabama, gets familiar once again with not only his teammates but going through the rigors of training camp, moves along at a slow pace, having both he and left guard Andrew Norwell in the lineup for Week 1 against Kansas City is paramount to the team’s success.

As Marrone said after he made the announcement to the media, he is now happy that he has an important piece of the offensive line puzzle in place.

As a side note, don’t think for one second that No. 74 will be in the lineup this week when would Jaguars take on the Philadelphia Eagles and their first home preseason game of the year.  It will still take some time for him to adjust to playing in real-time. Look for Josh Wells to get the call once again to start in his place.

"“We have Josh [Wells] over there. I was thinking about Will [Richardson Jr.] because Will’s played a bunch of right. Now Jawaan Taylor, obviously he’s out, so I’ll probably keep Will over there at right because I really think he’s one of the better storylines for the team,” Marrone added."

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