JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -Jaguars receiver Ernest Wilford sprained his left knee during practice Tuesday and had to be helped off the field.
The team called the injury ``minor'' and expected him back later this week. Wilford had an MRI exam later in the day, and coach Jack Del Rio said the results were positive.
``To even think about not having him would be a big hurt to the team,'' teammate Dennis Northcutt said.
Wilford hurt his knee during team drills, getting tangled with a defender. He was on the ground for several minutes, then had to be helped to the sideline.
He was later carted to the locker room.
A fourth-round pick from Virginia Tech in 2004, Wilford has 96 catches for 1,476 yards and 11 touchdowns. He moved past former first-round picks Matt Jones and Reggie Williams on the depth chart this spring and has maintained a starting spot since.
``Ernest is having a great camp,'' quarterback Byron Leftwich said. ``You understand the type of player Ernest is. Hopefully, we can get some good news and he will be back out there.''
Also, Jacksonville signed former Florida Gators punter Eric Wilbur and released punter Tony Yelk. Tight end George Wrighster (shoulder) was activated from the physically unable to perform list.
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