Although the Jacksonville Jaguars faced off against the Las Vegas Raiders in the Hall-of-Fame week, they’re officially going to play their first preseason game of the year Friday, when they take on the Cleveland Browns.
With the Jags and pretty much every other team wrapping up training camp, it feels like this is a good time to take a look at a handful of players that all but disappeared during practice.
This handful of players didn’t necessarily struggle in training camp but they didn’t stand out either. With that in mind, here are five players that went missing over the last few days.
No. 5 Jaguars player who went missing in training camp: Daniel Thomas
Back in 2020, Daniel Thomas showed promise after joining the starting lineup. However, an arm injury cut his rookie campaign short and tumbled down the depth chart when the Jaguars added Andre Cisco and Rayshawn Jenkins to their safety room.
A fourth-round pick in 2020, the former Auburn Tiger hardly saw the field last season and mostly got playing time after Jenkins went down with an ankle injury. With Jenkins returning to the lineup and Cisco taking on a bigger role, Thomas seems poised to have a reserve this season.
Against the Raiders, Thomas appeared in 18 defensive snaps and earned an underwhelming Pro Football Focus overall grade of 48.1. The fact that he got the spotlight for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Las Vegas (and former Jaguars) wide receiver Keelan Cole, doesn’t bode well for his chance of getting more snaps in the upcoming days.