Adam Schefter reports that the Jaguars are placing WR Marqise Lee on injured reserve Monday after he suffered knee ligament damage during Saturday’s preseason game. According to Schefter, this is a season-ending injury for Lee.
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone has already confirmed the news.
Lee injured took a hit to his knee from Falcons S Damontae Kazee, who was penalized for lowering his helmet.
Lee, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $5,174,016 contract and made a base salary of $1,125,549 for the 2017 season.
Lee was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason when he agreed to a four-year, $38 million contract with $18 million guaranteed with the Jaguars before the start of free agency.
In 2017, Lee appeared in 15 games and caught 56 passes for 702 yards receiving and three touchdowns for the Jaguars. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.