Gus Bradley expects Chris Clemons to miss Jags’ preseason opener
Clemons had 36 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles last season.
Defensive end Chris Clemons has missed the Jaguars’ first six practices of training camp and remains on the team’s active/non-football injury list for personal reasons.
With that in mind, head coach Gus Bradley said not to expect the 12-year-veteran to be available when the Jaguars host the Steelers in the preseason opener Aug. 14.
“I would doubt he would play in the opener,” Bradley said, via the Florida Times-Union. “I wouldn’t count on that.”
The 33-year-old Clemons also missed most of Jacksonville’s offseason program, though he did participate in the team’s mandatory minicamp in June.
Clemons had 36 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles last season.[adrotate banner=”12″]
In his absence, Ryan Davis, Andre Branch and Chris Smith have seen increased time in Jacksonville’s pass-rushing “Leo” role.