Oct 31, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, right and running back James Robinson (25) stand on the sideline during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars’ James Robinson (heel) to be questionable vs. Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson will be listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, coach Urban Meyer announced Friday.

Robinson did not participate in practice on Wednesday before being limited in the following day’s session. He is attempting to work his way back from a heel injury that kept him out of Jacksonville’s 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

Meyer noted veteran running back Carlos Hyde is expected to play a role on Sunday when the Jaguars (2-6) meet the Colts (4-5) in Indianapolis.

“We’re going to mix in Carlos for sure,” Meyer said of Hyde, who rushed 21 times for 67 yards last week.

Hyde, 31, has 54 carries for 207 rushing yards to go along with nine catches for 60 yards this season.

Robinson, 23, leads the team in carries (88), rushing yards (482) and rushing touchdowns (five). He also has 18 catches for 133 yards in seven games.

Meyer confirmed rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to play on Sunday. Lawrence is working his way past an ankle injury he sustained versus the Bills.

On the season, Lawrence has completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,821 yards with eight touchdowns against nine interceptions. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Oct 17, 2021; London, England, United Kingdom;  Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (25) runs with the ball in the first half  against the Jacksonville Jaguarsat Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars RB James Robinson (heel) returns to practice

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson returned to the practice field on Thursday.

Robinson, who did not participate in practice on Wednesday, is attempting to work his way back from a heel injury that kept him out of Jacksonville’s 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

Robinson, 23, leads the team in carries (88), rushing yards (482) and rushing touchdowns (five). He also has 18 catches for 133 yards in seven games.

Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence returned to the practice field for the second straight day Thursday. He was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday after sustaining an ankle injury versus the Bills.

Lawrence is expected to be ready Sunday when the Jaguars (2-6) meet the Colts (4-5) in Indianapolis.

On the season, Lawrence has completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,821 yards with eight touchdowns against nine interceptions. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) on the turf after a second quarter injury. The Jaguars were tied with the Bills 6 to 6 at the end of the first half. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Buffalo Bills at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL, Sunday, November 7, 2021. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence (ankle) to be limited this week

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has a low-ankle sprain and will be limited in practice this week, NFL Network reported Monday.

Lawrence’s right ankle was stepped on in the second quarter of Sunday’s stunning 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bills. He left the game but was able to return after missing a few plays. X-rays on the ankle came back negative, per the report.

He’s expected to be ready Sunday when the Jaguars (2-6) meet the Colts (4-5) in Indianapolis.

Lawrence threw for 118 yards on 15-of-26 passing against the Bills. C.J. Beathard came in for Lawrence and completed both of his pass attempts for 33 yards.

After starting the season 0-5, the Jags have won two of their past three games.

On the season, Lawrence has completed 59.5 percent of his passes and thrown for 1,821 yards with eight touchdowns against nine interceptions. The Clemson alum was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Aug 29, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) rolls out to throw a pass in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie QBs Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson named team captains

The Jacksonville Jaguars showed their faith in Trevor Lawrence back in April by selecting the quarterback with the top overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. The New York Jets followed suit when they selected Zach Wilson with the No. 2 pick.

On Wednesday, the Jaguars and Jets doubled down, naming the rookie quarterbacks team captains for the upcoming season. Lawrence will be one of seven captains, Wilson one of five.

Lawrence was named the team’s starter following a training camp battle with the since-traded Gardner Minshew II.

The 21-year-old Lawrence threw for 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in three seasons at Clemson. The 6-foot-6 quarterback also ran for 943 yards and 18 scores.

Joining Lawrence as a Jaguars’ team captain are defensive end/linebacker Josh Allen, cornerback Shaq Griffin, linebacker Myles Jack, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, center Brandon Linder and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr.

The Jaguars open their season at the Houston Texans on Sunday.

In New York, Wilson will be joined as captain by wide receiver Corey Davis, linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi and Justin Hardee.

The Jets will visit the Carolina Panthers Sunday for their season opener. They reconnect with Sam Darnold, whom Wilson replaced as starting quarterback.

A BYU product, Wilson threw for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns in leading the Cougars to an 11-1 record in 2020. For his collegiate career, he threw for 7,652 yards with 56 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

–Field Level Media

Aug 29, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) rolls out to throw a pass in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Lawrence tosses 2 TDs as Jaguars jolt Cowboys

Rookie Trevor Lawrence tossed two touchdown passes to lift the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 34-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in the final preseason game for both teams in Arlington, Texas.

Lawrence, the top overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, completed 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards. He tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Pharoh Cooper in the first quarter and a 4-yard score to Laviska Shenault Jr. in the second.

Lawrence exited the contest early in the second quarter.

Devine Ozigbo capped a 68-yard rushing performance with a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Jaguars (1-2), who played most of their starters. Jacksonville opens the season on Sept. 12 at the Houston Texans.

Aaron Parker and Johnnie Dixon each reeled in a touchdown pass for the Cowboys (0-4), who kick off the season on Sept. 9 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

–Field Level Media

Jaguars quarterback (16) Trevor Lawrence during drills Sunday. The Jacksonville Jaguars held their practice session Sunday, August 8, 2021 in front of a limited number of fans on the turf at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

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Jags make it official: Trevor Lawrence is Week 1 starter

The Jacksonville Jaguars made it official Wednesday, anointing 2021 No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence as their starting quarterback for the season opener.

The Jaguars open their season at the Houston Texans on Sept. 12.

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said Lawrence will also start the team’s third and final preseason game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

The decision was expected but Meyer maintained even two weeks ago that the quarterback competition was open between Lawrence and Gardner Minshew II. The pair split first-team reps throughout training camp.

Minshew went 7-13 as the Jaguars’ starter over the past two seasons, completing 62.9 percent of his throws for 5,530 yards with 37 touchdowns and 11 interceptions during that span.

Lawrence, 21, was the top selection in the 2021 NFL Draft after completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 10,098 yards, 90 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in three seasons at Clemson. The 6-foot-6 quarterback also ran for 943 yards and 18 TDs.

The news comes a day after the Jaguars announced that their other first-round pick, running back Travis Etienne, will miss the entire season with a Lisfranc injury.

–Field Level Media

Aug 23, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) waits for the snap against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Jameis Winston makes case to be Saints’ QB in win over Jags

Jameis Winston made a strong statement to be the New Orleans Saints’ starting quarterback, throwing for a pair of touchdowns in a 23-21 preseason win over the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday night.

The competition to replace Saints legend Drew Brees is a two-man race between the strong-armed Winston, who went 9 of 10 for 123 yards, and the versatile Taysom Hill, who was 11 of 20 for 138 yards with a score.

Jacksonville (0-2) also has yet to name a starting quarterback for Week 1. Trevor Lawrence, the first overall pick in this year’s draft, completed 14 of 23 for 113 yards without a touchdown or an interception. Gardner Minshew II went 13 of 21 for 149 yards with a pick.

Marquez Callaway caught both touchdown passes from Winston — a terrific 43-yard grab on the opening drive of the game and an impressive one-handed reception from 29 yards out late in the first quarter. Hill’s TD pass also was a well-thrown ball, with Lil’Jordan Humphrey snagging the 14-yard strike late in the third for the Saints (1-1).

Jacksonville’s C.J. Beathard threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final six minutes of the contest to trim the final margin.

–Field Level Media