Breathe easy, Jacksonville Jaguars fans, and know your new star should be on the field when the club opens training camp July 27.
Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence dealt with a lingering hamstring issue during last month’s mandatory minicamp, but NFL Network’s Judy Battista reports the first overall selection of this year’s draft will be a “full-go” for the start of training camp.
“Remember they were holding him back a little bit in OTAs and minicamp a little bit because he was recovering from the offseason shoulder surgery,” Battista explained Tuesday, per Kevin Patra of the league’s website. “It was his non-throwing shoulder, so that’s the good news, but they were still restricting him.
“No restrictions anymore when he gets to training camp. It is going to be full-go.”
Battista’s update isn’t too surprising. Head coach Urban Meyer told reporters last month that Lawrence “could play a game if he had to” at that time despite the hamstring problem. Nevertheless, it should ease everyone’s mind the 21-year-old is on track to be 100% by the time he has to take the field when the Jaguars begin their preseason schedule against the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 14.