Jaguars QB Bortles, DT Marks and RB Robinson Return To Practice.

The Jaguars had 17 players listed on their injury report, but a few familiar faces returned to work.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles fully participated in Wednesday's practice after suffering a Grade 1 shoulder sprain.

Bortles is coming off one of the best games of his career as he completed 23 of 33 throws, for 303 yards, with four touchdowns and an interception in the team's 38-31 loss to Tampa Bay.

"This morning they said he felt pretty good and he could go, so it was great," said Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. "Any time you can get practice reps it’s always good, especially for a guy like Blake.”

Jacksonville was without rookie running back T.J. Yeldon, who injured his groin in Sunday's loss after scoring the first touchdown of his career.

They did get some good news at the position as running back Denard Robinson returned to practice.  He has been out since injuring his groin in Week 2.  Robinson was arguably the team's best running back in preseason and is a much needed weapon in the Jaguars offense.

As for who would be the starting running back in Sunday's game against Houston, at this point it's anyone's guess.

“We don’t know with T.J," Bradley said.  "T.J. was out there for walk through but he didn’t go through any practice this afternoon. The first guy that went out there was Toby. We’ll see. We didn’t know with D-Rob and we didn’t know with some of these guys.”

Finally, defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks returned to work on Wednesday and the team is hopeful that they'll have him for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. 

“Yes, there is a chance he could play Sunday," Bradley said.  

When asked what he saw out of Marks, he responded, "I just thought I saw him strain more and I think I see him fighting through that block a little bit and gain confidence in it, so I think it was a big step for him today.”

Marks would be a welcomed addition to a defense that was gashed by Doug Martin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. 


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