Jags GM: Marqise Lee offers 'different dimension' to the offense

Published Nov. 2, 2015 1:54 a.m. ET

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee continues to battle a hamstring injury that has kept him on the sidelines since the team's Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots.

As the Jaguars return from the bye and begin preparation for next Sunday's game against the New York Jets, the second-year receiver's status remains uncertain.

On thing that is clear, however, is the team still envisions Lee playing a prominent role in the offense. This despite his prolonged absence and the fact that fellow second-year receivers Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson are both on pace for more than 1,000 yards receiving.

"Marqise, obviously, has a different dimension that we’re missing right now,” Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell said, per the Florida Times-Union. “He has the ability to change the way defenses play us because he can stretch the field, he has dynamic speed and he can take a five-yard slant and take it 80 yards.

“He’ll be in there in terms of a rotation with (Robinson and Hurns) in some of our three-wide sets.”

A second-round pick in 2014, Lee has three receptions for 40 yards in two games this season.