The Jacksonville Jaguars have been hit hard at the wide receiver, be it with injuries or suspensions. This has left the Jaguars relying on young players at the position early in training camp and heading into the preseason. On Wednesday morning before practice, wide receiver coach Jerry Sullivan noted that rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns, as well as third-year receiver Mike Brown, will likely be the starting trio against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Sullivan said Lee, Allen Hurns (if available) and Mike Brown top three WRs for Friday night. #Jaguars— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) August 6, 2014
To anyone who's followed along with training camp, that shouldn't be a surprise at all. Lee was already penciled in as a starter for the Jaguars already and with Cecil Shorts III and Allen Robinson sidelined with injury, as well as Ace Sanders absent dealing with a four-game suspension, players like Mike Brown and Allen Hurns have been forced into action.
We'll likely see all three get quite a bit of reps, Hurns probably more-so than the other two.