Jaguars place Marks, Sample on PUP list
With Jaguars veterans due to report to training camp July 30, the team placed defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Marks tore his ACL in Jacksonville's season-ending loss to the Houston Texans Dec. 29. Despite not being ready to participate in the start of camp, Marks is expected to be on the field when the Jaguars open the season Sept. 13 against Carolina.
Rookie safety James Sample was also placed on the PUP list Tuesday. Sample, a fourth-round pick out of Louisville, suffered a broken forearm during OTAs. He's expected to be out at least the first two weeks of camp as he recovers from the injury.
Both Marks and Sample will count against Jacksonville's 90-man camp roster and can be activated at any time. If they remain on the PUP list after final cuts at the end of the preseason, they would miss the first six games of the year.
In positive injury news, several players who missed time during the team's offseason program weren't placed on the PUP list, meaning they should be ready to go when camp begins. Among them: wide receiver Marqise Lee, center Stefen Wisniewski and defensive tackle Roy Miller.
(h/t Florida Times-Union)