Jaguars Cautious With QB Lawrence’s Hamstring Injury, Tebow Impressive In Practice

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Better to be safe than sorry.

That’s the attitude that the Jacksonville Jaguars are taking with first overall pick in the last NFL Draft, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is nursing a hamstring injury.

The hamstring issue isn’t the first Lawrence injury that the Jags are dealing with, as the team stayed patient in May as he recovered from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder.

The team says that if the club had to take the field for a game today that Lawrence, his shoulder and his hamstring would all be healthy enough to play.

“It’s a little frustrating not being able to go full speed,” Lawrence admitted Monday.

The Jaguars new quarterback has done everything that has been asked of him to this point, and the hope is that when the club takes the field for training camp next month, Lawrence will be as close to 100 percent as he can be.

Gardner Minshew II, C.J. Beathard and Jake Luton will take the snaps at quarterback for now while they allow their top draft choice to make a full recovery.

Most eyes in Jacksonville are on a backup tight end right now by the name of Tim Tebow, who is trying to make the team’s roster at the age of 33.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I saw him working out at tight end, but he didn’t look out of place,” ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco said Monday on Get Up.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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