The narrowness that limited Lawrence last week in OTAs reappeared on day one of the mandatory minicamp on Monday, forcing the Jaguars to keep him away from team drills. Coach Urban Meyer said this is also expected to happen on Tuesday.
“Our coaches and Schotty [passing game coordinator Brian Schottenheimer] be a little careful because right now when you’re a month away you’re pulling a hamstring now you’re going to miss the first part of training camp, ”Meyer said. “It’s that muscle that, you guys have all seen like I did, you’re pulling a hamstring at this point, you’re going to miss all of your summer conditioning so we’re a little conservative about that.” .
“But he could actually play a game if he had to.”
Lawrence worked on the side while the rest of the team did their stretches and warm-ups, but he participated in individual drills and 7v7 sessions. He did not participate in 11v11 drills.
Lawrence said he would prefer to practice fully, but understands the Jaguars’ approach.
“It’s been about a week and I’m trying to get back to full capacity and yes it’s a little frustrating not being able to go full speed but I feel great,” said Lawrence. “I’m just trying not to have any more setbacks so take it slow. I had some good reps today. So start having more and more each day this week and work on it a little bit.”
The Jaguars have one more day of mandatory minicamp, then take a break until training camp begins in late July.