JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie tight end Josh Oliver will make his NFL debut at Cincinnati — and it might come in a starting role.
Oliver was a full participant in practice for the second consecutive day Friday, and coach Doug Marrone says he won’t be limited Sunday against the Bengals (0-6).
Oliver sustained a “significant” strain to his right hamstring during training camp on Aug. 1. He spent the past 11 weeks recovering and rehabbing as the Jaguars (2-4) took a cautious approach to getting him back on the field.
Jacksonville now needs the third-round draft pick from San Jose State. The Jags have lost two tight ends in as many weeks, with James O’Shaughnessy tearing a ligament in his left knee and then Geoff Swaim suffering a concussion that is expected to sideline him several weeks.