Jaguars to manage WR Marqise Lee's practice time

Ultimately the Jacksonville Jaguars need Marqise Lee to blossom alongside Allen Robinson in 2015, but they won't push him to start training camp.

The Jags held Lee out of minicamp due to a knee injury he sustained this offseason. The team plans to bring him along slowly when training camp beings on July 30.

"My understanding is that he'll be ready to go (next week)," receivers coach Jerry Sullivan said Wednesday, per the Florida Times-Union. "But we have to manage him a little bit to make sure he's OK in term so his health."

Lee missed three games his rookie season due to a hamstring injury. The Jags want to avoid his current knee issue lingering into his second year.

Sullivan added that Lee has "some ground to make up" after missing offseason work.

Robinson and Julius Thomas sit as the top pass catching targets for Blake Bortles. A healthy Lee could go a long way to providing a reliable No. 3 weapon who can win one-on-one matchups.

It's a pivotal season for everyone in Jacksonville -- especially the coaching staff and front office. The Jags need to see progress from their young core, including a healthy Lee.

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