Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Camping with the Jaguars

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Camping with the Jaguars

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Play of the day: WR Jimmy Smith, late in the afternoon

practice, beat rookie CB Cordell Taylor and QB Mark Brunell

threw a perfect pass between the safety and corner for what

would have been a long touchdown.

Catch of the day: In the afternoon practice, WR Jermaine Ross

made a leaping, double-clutch catch of a pass from Jonathan

Quinn on an out pattern near the sideline.

Hit of the day: LB Tom McManus, in the morning 9-on-7 drill,

leveled rookie RB Tavian Banks.

Run of the day: All four running backs -- Banks, Fred Taylor,

James Stewart and Malcolm Thomas -- continue to look impressive,

but Taylor made a nice, quick run on a draw play in red zone

drills for what would have been a touchdown.

Who's hot: CB Aaron Beasley, who has been active in practice

this week and who had an interception yesterday; the defense,

which was more aggressive than the offense in the morning

practice; WR Willie Jackson, who midway through the morning

practice got behind the defense in a passing drill and caught a

long pass from Quinn for what would have been a 40-to-50-yard

gain; WR Reggie Barlow beat Beasley deep in the afternoon

practice for a long touchdown.

Who's not: QB Steve Matthews, who struggled in the preseason

opener and continues to struggle with his accuracy and

confidence in practice; the offense, which Coughlin ripped for a

lack of energy; CB Dave Thomas, who has struggled in practice

and did so again yesterday.

Injury report: C Michael Cheever

(back), G Jeff Novak (leg), LB Tyrone Hines (knee) and DT Kelvin

Pritchett (elbow) missed both practices. LB Bryce Paup (groin)

returned and worked on a limited basis in the afternoon.


How much time will Jaguars QB Mark Brunell and the

other starters get Friday?

More, Brunell said, but not much more.

Brunell said yesterday he expects to play about a quarter and a

half Friday when the Jaguars play their second preseason game,

against the Giants at Alltel Stadium. …

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