First Off the Field, 8/2
JACKSONVILLE – Quarterback
Gabbert, whose injury situation has been a week-long storyline at Jaguars 2013 Training Camp after he sustained a right ankle sprain Monday, practiced on a less limited basis on Friday than he had since Monday.
But Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said immediately after practice Gabbert was a bit limited in reps, and still didn’t go full.
“He’s still held back – a three-out-of-four-reps type of deal,” Bradley said following a two-and-half-hour practice at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields. “He’s not getting all of them (repetitions).”
Gabbert, competing with
Gabbert had not participated in team drills Wednesday, working three plays in a live team session on Thursday.
Henne led off a solid period for Jaguars quarterbacks in the final 11-on-11 period, completing his first five passes. Rookie free agent quarterback
The Jaguars also worked
“I thought today was a nice day in that regard,” FIsch said. “They’re continuing to compete every day, which is challenging them to get better.”
Friday marked a return to shorts and shoulder pads after two days in full pads, with the team working in goal-line, red-zone and blitz periods. The team will hold a scrimmage at EverBank Field Saturday at 6:45 p.m.
The scrimmage is free and open to the public.
Several players had veteran days off on Friday, including defensive end
“That was planned earlier in training camp to give these guys a break,” Bradley said.
Also Friday, veteran defensive end
The Jaguars are scheduled to go through a walk-through Friday evening.
“I want to thank the fans,” Bradley said. “They’ve been great. I know a lot of them took the day off through all of our session to come over here and it’s very much appreciated. I know our players appreciate the energy and passions they have.”
PHOTO GALLERY OF DAY 7 OF TRAINING CAMP
PLAY OF THE DAY
If any play stood out, it may have been a pass early in the final 11-on-11 drill.
Henne, who looked efficient throughout the first series of that drill, already had completed his first three passes. On the fourth, he dropped back and looked deep to wide receiver
On this play, Shorts created separation and Henne threw deep down the left side, with Shorts reaching and catching the ball on his back shoulder for a 30-yard completion.
Henne capped the series with a 15-yard completion to
1.Gabbert threw a touchdown pass in red-zone drills to fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou.
2.Henne threw a touchdown pass to tight end
5.Robinson worked extensively in the Wildcat formation during 11 on 11, with Gabbert splitting wide at times during the drill. Robinson threw a pass to Shorts early in the drill that was complete for a short gain.
6.The Jaguars ran two plays out of the “Emery and Henry” formation, a formation in which offensive lineman split wide on either side to give the field an unusual spread look. Henne ran a draw out of one of the Emery and Henry plays.
9.Rookie running De’Leon Eskridge had a long run in practice and capped practice with a touchdown run against the third-team defense.
LOOKING ON . . .
*With veteran tackle Eugene Monroe out of practice with a veterans day off, rookie right tackle
*Third-year veteran right tackle
*It’s time for an update on Robinson – and it’s time to give the young player some credit, too. The rookie fifth-round draft selection – listed as an offensive weapon on the Jaguars’ roster – struggled to start camp, fumbling several times and dropping passes in the first few days. The Jaguars moved him off punt return and have continued to work him at various spots in the offense, including taking snaps in the Wildcat formation. He seems to have improved in recent days with no ball security issues, and he appears more comfortable in the Wildcat formation. He is still a work in progress, but he does seem to be progressing.