John Chick injury: Jaguars DE may return to field vs. Packers

Al Messerschmidt

The Jaguars defensive end may return and will participate in team drills on Wednesday.

Jaguars defensive end John Chick may make his return to the field on Sunday as head coach Mike Mularkey didn't rule out the possibility of him being active against the Packers after two weeks of practice during the coach's media address on Wednesday. After returning to practice prior to a Week 7 game against the Raiders, Mularkey said that Chick will work in team drills on Wednesday.

Chick accumulated 2.5 sacks as a rotational speed rusher for the Jaguars before tearing his patella tendon in December. The torn tendon required surgery and sent Chick to injured reserve, but the rehab process held the defensive end out of offseason activities and he started the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

As of Wednesday, Chick did not count against the Jaguars active roster as he's still on the PUP list. Since he returned to practice prior to Week 7, the Jaguars have two remaining weeks to pull Chick off the PUP list and add him to the active roster before they are forced to send him to injured reserve.

The Jaguars promoted Chick from their practice squad just one week after he elected to sign to the Jaguars practice squad rather than stay with the Colts practice squad.

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