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Porter to Miss Up to Two Months After Hamstring Tendon Surgery


The biggest free-agent pickup of the offseason for the Jaguars is going to miss the entire preseason due to hamstring tendon surgery. Jacksonville announced today that WR Jerry Porter will miss six-to-eight weeks, but hope is he will be able to take the field opening day for his new team. “Jerry had a successful surgical repair to a hamstring tendon that had continued to bother him,” coach Jack Del Rio said. “We expect a complete recovery in time for the regular season.”

The 30-year-old Porter signed a six-year, $30 million dollar deal with the club in March. He first hurt the hamstring during a practice in May, and it was called at that time a strain. Coming from the Raiders, Porter is expected to be a huge part of the Jags offense. He has 284 catches for 3,939 yards and 59 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons. With Porter gone for up to two months, the team will likely move Reggie Williams back to the #1 role, and Dennis Northcutt to the teams #2 WR spot.

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