Marqise Lee Injury: Updates on Jaguars WR's Hamstring and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee hasn't played since Week 3 as a result of a hamstring injury. However, he is ready to return to action.

Continue below for updates.

Lee Active for Week 10

Sunday, Nov. 15

The Jaguars did not list Lee among the team's inactives.

Latest on Lee's Practice Status

Friday, Nov. 13

The Jaguars announced that Lee was a full participant in practice after being limited on Thursday and Wednesday.

Lee's Injury History, Impact on Offense

Somewhat concerning regarding the 23-year-old Lee is the number of minor injuries he has already picked up so early in his NFL career. He missed three games last year with a hamstring injury, a knee injury kept him out of preseason minicamp this year and a hamstring injury hobbled him in August.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union explained why all of those smaller issues combine to make a more serious problem for Lee:

Guys who have injury issues—especially the lower-body variety—early in their career have a tough time overcoming them. Something always happens. If it’s not a hamstring, it’s a calf; if it’s not a calf, it’s a groin. Look at Cecil Shorts, whose unreliability is a reason why he’s in Houston and not here.

Forget about what he’s been called, hurting Lee even more is that he continues to miss chances to impress new offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who can evaluate how players perform when running routes from his playbook.

There's no question Lee has shown promise. He had 37 receptions for 422 yards and a touchdown last year, which is more impressive when you consider how inconsistent Blake Bortles was at quarterback.

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But in order for Lee to fulfill his potential and become a key member of Jacksonville's passing game, he'll need to stay healthy.

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