Jacksonville’s top rookie is in jeopardy of missing mandatory minicamp next week.
The Jaguars are scheduled to hold their workouts June 11-13, but coach Doug Marrone told reporters Thursday that pass rusher Josh Allen is unlikely to participate.
“I’ll probably just as safety hold him until he’s ready for camp,” Marrone said, via the team’s official website . “Technically he could be ready to go next week.”
Allen, who was selected seventh overall in April’s draft, is dealing with a bruised knee suffered early during OTAs and has already missed the majority of the team’s sessions. However, Marrone said last month it’s just a precautionary measure and he isn’t worried about Allen being sidelined for an extended period.
“We’re just keeping him on the side, working,” Marrone said at the time. “He’ll be fine. We’re not concerned about it.”
When asked if there’s any concern, Marrone replied, “Nothing. Zero. It’s a bruise. That’s it. That’s why I want to be sure to set it straight.”
As for the rest of his squad, Marrone is pleased with how things are coming together so far.
“The players who are out here now have done the best job I’ve ever seen of not being on the ground,” Marrone said. “Helmets aren’t getting involved in anything. A lot of times inside when you go 11-on-11, those helmets can hit a shoulder. Guys are working with each other.
“This is the best group I’ve ever had as far as working together and staying up, so if that remans through training camp and the mandatory minicamp, then we’ll be fine.”
For now, Allen will continue working with trainers on the sidelines in preparation for training camp next month.