Lawrence (toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's playoff game against the Chargers after practicing in a limited fashion this week.
Analysis: While Lawrence has been a mainstay on the Jaguars' injury report since hurting his toe in Week 13, he's been able to play through the issue since that time. There's no reason to believe that he won't active and starting this weekend, but Lawrence's official 'questionable' designation does make his status worth confirming ahead of Saturday's 8:15 ET kickoff.
Jan 12, 2023 2:19 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) remained limited at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Lawrence has been an injury report regular since hurting his toe during Week 13 action, but the QB has been able to play through the issue since then and there's no reason to think that will change in the Jaguars' playoff opener against the Chargers on Saturday. Thursday's injury report will reveal whether Lawrence heads into the weekend with an injury designation or fully cleared to face Los Angeles.
Jan 11, 2023 2:05 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Analysis: Lawrence has been a fixture on Jacksonville injury reports since spraining his left big toe in a blowout loss to the Lions in Week 13, but there's little doubt that he'll be available to make his postseason debut this Saturday against the Chargers in the wild-card round. While managing the injury for the past five weeks, Lawrence has piloted Jacksonville to a 5-0 record and has completed 67.9 percent of his throws for 7.6 yards per attempt, eight touchdowns and two interceptions to go along with 80 yards and two scores on the ground.
Jan 10, 2023 1:45 PM EST
Lawrence completed 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's 20-16 win over the Titans.
Analysis: Despite getting the win, it wasn't Lawrence's best performance. He connected with Christian Kirk on a 25-yard touchdown pass just before halftime, but he also missed a wide open Zay Jones in the back of the end zone early in the third quarter. Lawrence also had to rely upon the Jacksonville defense to return a fumble for a touchdown with under three minutes remaining in the game to get the win and take the AFC South title. Nevertheless, Lawrence had an impressive sophomore season, highlighted by 4,113 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions across 17 games. He'll now look to lead the Jaguars on a postseason run.
Jan 7, 2023 8:59 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) is listed as active for Saturday night's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Though Lawrence was listed as limited at practice both Wednesday and Thursday before being listed as questionable for the contest, there was little doubt regarding the Week 18 availability of the QB, who continues to play through a toe issue. While other signal callers around the league have different things to play for during the last weekend of the regular season, Lawrence and the 8-8 Jaguars will be all-in Saturday, with the AFC South title on the line. Through 16 games to date, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft has recorded 3,901 passing yards to go along with 24 TDs and eight picks.
Jan 7, 2023 3:58 PM EST
The Jaguars list Lawrence (toe) as questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans.
Analysis: Even though Lawrence failed to practice on anything more than a limited basis this week while he continues to manage the lingering toe injury, there's little doubt he'll be on the field Saturday for a matchup with the Titans that will decide the AFC South champion. That being said, fantasy managers in leagues still active for Week 18 that are looking to include Lawrence in lineups will still want to confirm that he's been cleared to play upon the release of the Jaguars' inactive list 90 minutes prior to Saturday's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. Since the toe injury first surfaced in Jacksonville's Week 13 loss to Detroit, Lawrence has started each of the Jaguars' last four games, completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 7.8 yards per attempt and a 7:2 TD:INT while adding 83 yards and two scores on the ground.
Jan 5, 2023 12:34 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Listed as a non-participant the day prior, Lawrence has been playing through the toe injury for a month while leading the Jags to the brink of an AFC South title. They can complete the comeback bid Saturday night against Tennessee, facing a Titans defense that's getting healthier after some major injury woes in recent weeks. The Jaguars, meanwhile, should have all their starters on offense available, apart from LT Cam Robinson (who suffered a season-ending meniscus injury mid-December).
Jan 4, 2023 1:31 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) didn't participate in Tuesday's walk-through practice.
Analysis: Lawrence continues to deal with the residual effects of the sprained toe that he sustained during a Week 13 road loss to the Lions. He's also coming off one of his least fantasy-relevant performances of the season, which comes as no surprise after he was pulled early in the third quarter of Sunday's 31-3 win at Houston. Overall, the second-year quarterback completed 17 of 21 passes for 152 yards and an interception in that contest. Lawrence will have two more chances to mix into drills this week as the Jaguars prepare for Saturday's scheduled 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff against the Titans.
Jan 3, 2023 4:07 PM EST
Lawrence completed 17 of 21 pass attempts for 152 yards and one interception against Houston on Sunday.
Analysis: Whether it was just an off day for Lawrence or maybe a vanilla game plan in a meaningless contest isn't clear, but the otherwise surging second-year quarterback presumably hoped to produce more with his playing time Sunday. Then again, the Jaguars won 31-3, so any lack of urgency from Lawrence and/or the Jacksonville playcalling would make sense. There will be a higher cost if Lawrence is similarly sluggish against the Titans in Week 18, but with the division on the line the Jaguars will at least use their full bag of tricks, unlike against the Texans.
Jan 1, 2023 1:41 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) is officially active for Sunday's game at Houston.
Analysis: The QB approached the contest listed as questionable after practicing in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday, but he'll be available versus Houston for a game in which Adam Schefter ESPN indicates that the 7-8 Jaguars don't plan to rest key players ahead of the team's looming AFC South title showdown versus the Titans on Week 18. Lawrence heads into Sunday's contest averaging 272.7 passing yards over the past seven games, he and has 14 touchdowns against just one interception during that same stretch.
Jan 1, 2023 8:41 AM EST
Lawrence (toe) is in line to play Sunday at Houston, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Since suffering a sprained toe during a Week 13 loss at Detroit, Lawrence has endured a cap on his practice reps but has been able to play in each of the last three games, completing 77 of 115 passes (67 percent) for 915 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception and running 13 times for 79 yards and two more scores. This week, he followed up a DNP on Wednesday with back-to-back limited sessions before heading into the weekend listed as questionable. While Lawrence is set to continue leading the Jaguars offense Sunday, it won't be confirmed until about 90 minutes before a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Dec 31, 2022 8:21 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans after practicing in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday.
Analysis: Official confirmation of Lawrence's Week 17 status will arrive once the Jaguars' inactives are posted ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but at this stage there's no reason to think that the QB won't continue to play through a toe issue that he's managed at practice since Week 14. Per Adam Stites of USA Today, coach Doug Pederson previously noted that he has no plans to rest any of his healthy starters this weekend. With that in mind, John Oehser of the team's official site relays that no matter what happens versus Houston on Sunday, the AFC South title will be on the line in Week 18, when Jacksonville faces Tennessee, while a scenario exists in which the Jaguars could still secure a wild-card spot even if they lose to the Titans.
Dec 30, 2022 12:03 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) was a limited participant in practice Thursday.
Analysis: Lawrence took a step up in activity after he sat out Wednesday's session entirely, but he may need to upgrade to full participation Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into Sunday's game in Houston. Even if Lawrence is listed as questionable for the Week 17 contest, he shouldn't be at much risk of sitting out, as head coach Doug Pederson told Adam Stites of USA Today that he's not considering resting or holding out key players with minor injuries against the Texans. The Jaguars don't have much at stake for Sunday's contest with regard to playoff positioning, as the team's matchup with the Titans in Week 18 will determine the AFC South champion and represents Jacksonville's best chance for a postseason spot rather than a long-shot bid for a wild-card berth.
Dec 29, 2022 1:12 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: The toe injury has impacted Lawrence's practice participation since Week 14 but hasn't stopped him from winning three straight games while recording nine total TDs against three turnovers. Fumbles remain a problem with his 10 being fourth most in the league, though the extent has probably been exaggerated on account of his bad luck in losing eight of them. As for Week 17, coach Doug Pederson said he'll play to win and won't rest starters this Sunday against the Texans, even though the game is essentially irrelevant to the playoff picture and is followed by a winner-take-all bout with the Titans in Week 18 to determine the AFC South champion.
Dec 28, 2022 2:05 PM EST
Lawrence completed 20 of 31 passes for 229 yards and rushed seven times for 51 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 19-3 win over the Jets on Thursday night. He also lost a fumble.
Analysis: While the numbers were much less gaudy than during the Jaguars' rousing second-half comeback overtime win against the Cowboys four days earlier, Lawrence was more than effective enough to help lead his squad to a big late-season win in a hostile environment against a high-caliber defense. The 2021 first overall pick focused most on tight end Evan Engram, who he peppered with eight targets. Lawrence completed passes to seven other players as well, and he recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season on a one-yard run with 11:26 remaining in the first half. The second-year pro got his one major mistake out of the way early, fumbling on a sack at his own 19-yard-line on the first possession of the game. With the Jags remaining in the thick of the AFC wild-card picture, Lawrence will now set his sights on a Week 17 divisional road battle versus the Texans a week from Sunday.
Dec 22, 2022 8:21 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Jets.
Analysis: Lawrence, who has been working through a toe injury that he sustained in Week 13, had been listed as questionable for the contest, but he'll be out there Thursday, as expected, and will look to build off a fantasy-friendly Week 15 effort in which he completed 27 of 42 passes for 318 yards, four TDs and a pick in this past Sunday's 40-34 win over the Cowboys.
Dec 22, 2022 4:00 PM EST
Lawrence remains listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets, but he's been cleared to play through a sprained toe on his left foot, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Lawrence first picked up the injury in the Jaguars' Week 13 loss to the Lions, but he was able to return to that contest and has proceeded to play at a high level over the past two weeks while leading Jacksonville to wins over the Titans and Cowboys. Even though Lawrence carried a designation into the Thursday's contest, the Jaguars never had much concern about his availability after he practiced in a limited fashion Tuesday and Wednesday. He'll officially shed his injury designation when Jacksonville releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the game's 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.
Dec 22, 2022 12:17 PM EST
Lawrence (toe) is expected to start Thursday's game against the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Not exactly a surprise, considering he's been playing through the toe injury since Week 13 and just threw for 318 yards and four TDs against an excellent Dallas defense this past Sunday. Lawrence will face another tough defense four days later, this time on the road and with LT Cam Robinson (knee) now out for the season. Lawrence officially is listed as questionable ahead of the 8:20 ET kickoff Thursday, with inactives coming out around 90 minutes beforehand.
Dec 21, 2022 11:48 AM EST
Lawrence (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Jets.
Analysis: Lawrence continues to manage a toe injury that he suffered during Week 13 action, but at this stage there's been nothing to suggest that the QB won't play Thursday night. That said, given his official 'questionable' designation, it will still be worth confirming Lawrence's Week 16 status as the Jaguars' 8:15 ET kickoff approaches.
Dec 21, 2022 10:01 AM EST
Lawrence (toe) was a limited practice participant Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: The Jaguars listed him as a non-participant Monday, though it might not mean much given that they didn't actually practice. Lawrence has played some of his best football while fighting through a toe sprain the past three weeks, but he does face another challenge Thursday night in the form of a stellar Jets defense, four days after throwing for 318 yards and four TDs in a home win over Dallas.
Dec 20, 2022 1:22 PM EST
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