One of the biggest questions for the Jacksonville Jaguars heading into training camp is who will the starting left tackle will be. The overwhelming belief seems to be that as long as free agent signing Kelvin Beachum is healthy, he will get the nod over former first round pick Luke Joeckel. That "if healthy" part has been a real unknown as we get close to training camp, but according to both general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley, Beachum should be ready to participate on the field Thursday with the rest of the Jaguars roster.
"He should be good [to go] at the start of training camp," Bradley told Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. "He may have to be monitored a little bit, like instead of three practices in a row, maybe two out of three."
The expectation was that Beachum would be ready for the start of the season and the fact that it appears he will be ready this week to take the field, it should hammer home him being ready for Week 1 even more. I'm not sure how much Beachum will play in the preseason, but if the plan is for him to start Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers, he will need to face some live action.
I would expect him to get a few days off, as Bradley mentioned, just to play it safe for the regular season.