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Jaguars wideout Marqise Lee still taking time in recovery from torn ACL

Marqise Lee, Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee did not play at all in 2018 as a result of a torn ACL, and while he is expected to be ready to go for Week 1 in September, he is still taking his time in his recovery:

″I’m still taking my time,” said Lee, according to John Reid of The Florida Times-Union. “I’m feeling great, running great, sprinting great. It’s a process – mental. That’s the main thing. Just staying into it, trying to go to meetings and make sure I’m staying in tune with the install and things like that knowing I can’t be out there with the team or just out there helping a little bit.”

Lee last took the field in 2017, playing in 14 games and hauling in 56 receptions for 702 yards and three touchdowns.

The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Southern California, was originally selected by the Jaguars in the second round (39th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He appeared in 13 contests during his rookie campaign, catching 37 passes for 422 yards and a score. Then, the following year, Lee was limited to just 10 games due to injuries and logged 15 catches for 191 yards and a score.

The Inglewood, Ca. native went on to participate in all 16 games in 2016 and had the best season of his career, snaring 63 balls for 851 yards while reaching the end zone three times.

Jacksonville won just five games this past season, one year after making it all the way to the AFC Championship Game. The Jags have made only one playoff appearance since 2008.