JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was looking for a sign from the heavens to indicate whether Luke Joeckel was ready to return to practice for the first time in almost two weeks, this wasn't what he had in mind.
Lightning in the area Thursday morning forced the Jaguars to move their final workout before their third of four preseason games to an area under the south end zone stands of EverBank Field that had a noticeable fishy aroma. At least Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft four months ago, was able to take some snaps with the first-string offense while walking through a wooden surface amidst such non-motivational sayings as Ben Franklin's observation that "guests, like fish, begin to smell after 3 days."
But Bradley said it will be a game time decision as to whether the 6-foot-6, 306-pound tackle out of Texas A&M is able to go Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Joeckel sustained a hip flexor injury Aug. 3 during a sc...