Jaguars observations: Defense looks sharp in preseason opener
AUG 8, 10:37p ET | Ken Hornack
StatsLLC: Aug 17 / 12:00a ET
News: Clemons has been activated from the non-football injury list and practiced on Monday.
Impact: Clemons missed the first two weeks of training camp dealing with an undisclosed personal issue.
StatsLLC: Jun 15 / 12:00a ET
News: Clemons has reported for the team's mandatory minicamp. The defensive end arrived in Jacksonville on Monday and is expected to be a full participant when the Jaguars take the field Tuesday for the first day of the three-day camp.
Impact: Clemons skipped the team's 10 organized team activities. Since the workouts were voluntary, the 33-year-old Clemons was under no obligation to attend. The 12-year veteran skipped voluntary workouts last year in Jacksonville and previously with Seattle. But had Clemons skipped the minicamp, he would have been subject to a hefty fine. Clemons had eight sacks and 36 tackles last season.
Rotowire: Jun 12 / 6:37a ET
News: Clemons, who skipped all of voluntary OTAs, is expected to show up for next week's mandatory minicamp, the Florida Times-Union reports.
Impact: Clemons isn't holding out for a new contract or voicing any kind of protest; he simply doesn't see the need to attend voluntary workouts as a 33-year-old veteran with a decade in the league. The Jags were hoping No. 3 overall draft pick Dante Fowler (torn ACL) could take some of the pressure off Clemons, but with the rookie now out for the season, Clemons again looks to be the team's top outside pass rusher. He had 36 tackles (27 solo), eight sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed in 16 games last season.