JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars might finally be getting close to having their full complement of offensive playmakers for the first time this season on Sunday against Baltimore.
Receivers Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee are both listed as questionable to play against the Ravens. Hurns has been battling a thigh bruise and a foot sprain, the latter of which he suffered in last Sunday's loss to the New York Jets. Lee has been out since Week 3 with a hamstring injury.
"For the most part each day it has been feeling better," Hurns said of his foot. "I’ve been jogging and that felt fine, so I’m feeling real good right now."
Hurns has caught 36 passes for 635 yards and six touchdowns, all of which have come in the last six games. That’s the longest active streak of consecutive games with a touchdown catch in the NFL this season and is tied for the longest over the last three seasons.
Hurns and Allen Robinson (40 catches, 707 yards, six TDs) have become one of the league’s top receiving tandems. They are just the third duo since the 1970 merger to have at least 600 receiving yards and at least six TD catches in their team’s first eight games. They're the first to do so since New England’s Randy Moss and Wes Welker in 2007.
Lee has been bothered by the hamstring strain for nearly three months. He hurt it on the fifth day of training camp and missed the rest of camp, the entire preseason and the season opener. He played 22 snaps in the Jaguars’ victory over Miami in Week 2 and played only a half against the Patriots before the medical staff pulled him from the game.
Lee, who has just three catches for 40 yards this season, was limited in practice this week and said Friday that he’s feeling the best he has since the first days of training camp.
"I feel like right now, as far as being banged up, I really don’t have any issues at all," he said.
If Hurns and Lee both play against Baltimore, it would be the first time this season the Jaguars will have had Hurns, Lee, Robinson and tight end Julius Thomas on the field. Receiver Rashad Greene will return for Thursday’s game against Tennessee, and that would mark the first time the Jaguars have had their entire list of playmakers available.
The rest of Friday’s injury report: