The Jacksonville Jaguars got a couple of players back at practice.
Second-year cornerback C.J. Henderson hadn’t been able to partake in training camp practices because he was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list. That changed Tuesday. He didn’t join his teammates but did conditioning work on the sidelines. Although he hasn’t been cleared to return yet, it’s an encouraging sign, as he’s missed several days and needs to make up ground.
On a similar note, the Jaguars announced that they have activated safety Jarrod Wilson and cornerback Chris Claybrooks from the COVID-19 list. The former landed on the list on August 2 and the latter was placed there on July 24.
It’s almost a given that Rayshawn Jenkins will start at one safety spot but it’s uncertain who will play next to him. Rudy Ford has had solid coverage plays, per Jamal St. Cyr, and rookie Andre Cisco has shown the athleticism that made him a ballhawk back at Syracuse.
Cisco and Ford, along with sophomore Daniel Thomas will vie for playing time. Wilson won’t give up the starting job without a fight but he will have to look over his shoulder if he doesn’t want to lose his spot in the lineup.
The same is true for Henderson. He may need to compete with veteran Sidney Jones and rookie Tyson Campbell for the starting job opposite Shaquill Griffin. You have probably heard that the most important ability in the NFL is availability and the 2020 first-round pick hasn’t been able to practice. On the bright side, he still has time to catch up and make a positive impression on the coaching staff.