Marqise Lee say he could have played – and wanted to play – in the second half of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 51-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday despite tightness in his hamstring, but it was the medical staff’s decision to keep him on the sideline and not to risk further damage.
Why he wasn’t on the field really isn’t important at this point. The fact he wasn’t is the problem, and it has gotten to the point where the Jaguars are almost treating him the same way they do suspended receiver Justin Blackmon -- it’d be nice to have him, but they’re not counting on him.
Lee was listed as probable on Friday’s injury report because of his hamstring but downgraded to questionable on Saturday because of left knee soreness. He missed all of OTAs and minicamp with a left knee sprain.