Jaguars WR Lee planning to play against Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee hopes to face the Buffalo Bills in the NFL playoffs.
Marqise Lee, the Jacksonville Jaguars' leading target in the passing game, said he was still feeling a little pain, but he plans on playing against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Lee, who suffered an ankle injury in the Jags' game against the Houston Texans on December 17, is listed as questionable on the injury report, but he wants to play.
"In my head, [I'll] just continue to have my head up as far as me playing," Lee said, via ESPN. "If I had to decide, I am going to play until they decide I'm not."
Wanting to play and receiving medical clearance are two different things. Lee practiced on a limited basis Friday, testing his cutting ability. It is the first time he has practiced since the injury.
"I'm not thinking about it," Lee said. "Feel a little pain; I'm assuming that's going to happen regardless. At the end of the day, it is what it is. I'm out there."
The fourth-year wide receiver leads the Jaguars with 56 receptions, for 702 yards and three touchdowns. While he desperately wants to play in Jacksonville's first playoff game since 2007, he does not want to hurt the team.
"If I felt like I was going to go out there and be hurting and hurt the team, I wouldn't do it," Lee said.
"But I feel like I can go out there, give it my all as far as be a solid 100 per cent, and go out there and just produce for the team, or just do what they need me to do as far as this point.
"I feel like I can go out there and do it, so I'm going to go out there and do it."