Jacksonville Jaguars fourth-round pick Sheldon Day is finally back on the practice field on Tuesday according to some of the media in attendance. The former Notre Dame defensive tackle hasn't practiced in nearly a month, but I would guess if all things go well on Tuesday and Wednesday, he could get some snaps in Thursday's preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons.
Sheldon Day was a standout early in OTAs and training camp, but suffered a back injury and was held out of the scrimmage and first three preseason games. Thankfully the Jaguars are deep at the three-technique position, which has also given some much needed reps to plays like Sen'Derrick Marks (getting his footing back from injury) and Michael Bennett. The pass rush has been so-so in the preseason, which is one area Day can help if he checks out, injury wise.
Day played all over the defensive line at Notre Dame and was disruptive from multiple positions. The Jaguars view Day as a three-technique, who will likely come in during sub packages and passing downs as a rookie, if he can carry over what he was doing in camp to regular games. The team also mentioned he could play some nose tackle in spots, which might just be looking for someone to shoot a gap and be disruptive in the run game to give Roy Miller a breather, rather than being stout and holding up over center like Miller does.