As if the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t have enough issues already, they might be down an offensive lineman for the foreseeable future.
The Jags were hopeful that Will Rackley would start this season and the former 76th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft looked to be poised to do so.
After struggling during his rookie campaign in, Rackley missed the entire 2012 season due to a high ankle sprain.
While there’s no word on how significant his injury is today, initial reports didn’t look overly promising as Rackley went down on the first play from scrimmage.
The Jaguars coaching staff have been impressed with Rackley’s improvement during training camp and it sounded as if he had played his way into a starting spot:
Rackley was back working with the first unit at the three-day veteran minicamp this week, and coach Gus Bradley gave him good reviews after camp ended.
“He’s done a really good job,” Bradley said.
If Rackley can win the job, he will give the Jaguars some continuity at left guard, where he will have a chance at anchoring the left side of the line between left tackle Eugene Monroe and center Brad Meester.