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Former Grant standout injured

Safety James Sample (36) runs during drills at the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football rookie camp Saturday, May 9, 2015. He suffered a broken arm on Thursday, June 4.
Safety James Sample (36) runs during drills at the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football rookie camp Saturday, May 9, 2015. He suffered a broken arm on Thursday, June 4. The Associated Press

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie safety James Sample will miss the rest of the team’s offseason program because of a broken arm.

A fourth-round draft pick from Louisville, the former Grant High School standout broke his right arm Thursday while trying to strip the ball from a teammate during non-contact drills. The Jaguars said he had surgery Friday and is expected to return during training camp in August.

Sample is Jacksonville’s second rookie injured in the opening month of on-field work. First-round pick Dante Fowler Jr. tore a knee ligament in rookie camp last month and will miss the season. Both injuries were considered somewhat freakish because they happened without much contact.

Sample started his college career at Washington, transferred to American River College, and then led the Cardinals with 90 tackles in his only season there. He also had four interceptions.

The Associated Press

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