Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence had tightness in his hamstring during the first day of mandatory minicamp on Monday, forcing the Jaguars to keep him out of team drills. Coach Urban Meyer said that’s likely to happen on Tuesday as well.
“Our trainers and Schotty [passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer] are being a little cautious. This because right now when you’re a month out, you yank a hamstring now you’re going to miss the early part of the training camp,” Meyer said. “That’s that one muscle that, you guys have all seen it like I have, you pull a hamstring at this point you’re going to miss all your summer conditioning so we’re being somewhat conservative on it.
“But he actually could play a game if he had to.”
Lawrence did some work on the side while his teammates. Did their stretches and warm-ups, but he did participate in individual drills and 7-on-7 sessions as well as 11-on-11 drills.
The rookie told reporters that he would rather be on the field with his teammates, but understands the Jaguars’ approach.
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“It’s been about a week and trying to work it back to full capacity and yeah, it’s a little frustrating just not being able to go full speed, but I’m feeling good,” Lawrence said. “I’m just trying to not have any more setbacks. So taking it slow. Got some good reps today. So start getting more and more each day this week and kind of work back into it.” Looking for more legal US gambling, check these out.
Despite being limited, Lawrence has done enough to impress his teammates, including Pro Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin.
“I feel like the main thing I’ve been seeing is he’s very explosive, so when the ball is out it’s out,” Griffin said. “When you see him throwing, even if I’m out on the sideline, I’m watching him throwing to different receivers. It’s just the rotation of the ball. The time. The way he’s putting it away from everybody. It’s just insane to see that so early in a quarterback. You talk about coming into the league with such high hopes, and he’s proving that.”