Jags Beat: 'Might be better chance' Marqise Lee plays Week 2

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Jaguars general manager David Caldwell hopes receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) returns by Week 6, but he’s not ruling him being kept out longer by injuries.

"That was probably the toughest [thing about Saturday]: Trying to finagle who we’re going to keep and who’s going to be available to play this week," Caldwell said. "We do have a couple of injuries going into the season, and just some nagging stuff. The good news is that everybody that is not going to play this week, and in the short-term, they’re going to come back and it’s not season-ending.

"We just have to get through the first couple of weeks and make sure we have enough guys to play special teams and be backups and help the team win."

The player most likely to get back on the field first is Lee, who suffered a hamstring strain on the fifth day of training camp and hasn’t practiced since. He will be evaluated on Sunday by Jaguars strength and conditioning coordinator Tom Myslinski, and Caldwell said there might be a better chance of Lee playing in Week 2 than the Sept. 13 opener against Carolina.

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The story added that Caldwell said that plan is to run Lee at full speed and continue the return-to-play protocol. Caldwell said Lee would likely be 50-50 for opening week and if he's kept out, it would be more of a precaution. Allen Hurns and Rashad Greene could see more work in Week 1 with Allen Robinson projected as the team's WR1.

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