Chris Clemons absent from start of Jaguars camp

BY foxsports • July 30, 2015

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons was absent for Thursday's start of training camp for what head coach Gus Bradley termed "personal reasons."


The 33-year-old Clemons was the only Jacksonville player who failed to report for the team's opening practice.


“I can’t get too much into it; there are some personal things that he’s going through,” Bradley said, via the Florida Times-Union. “I can tell you this: We’ve been in really good communication with him.”


The 12-year-veteran skipped all of Jacksonville's OTAs before reporting to the team's mandatory minicamp in June. Bradley said he'd like to see the current situation resolved quickly.


“If you would ask me if it’s concerning, I would say, ‘Yeah,’” Bradley said. “This one is a little concerning. My hope is we can work through this. I talked to him last night and again this morning. Hopefully we can come up with a decision to speed this up a little quicker. I don’t see this as a situation that’s extended.


“We’re sensitive toward [it being a personal issue], but we also need some urgency.”


Clemens had eight sacks for the Jaguars last season.


(h/t Florida Times-Union)