JACKSONVILLE – It's time to go camping.
Actually, it has been that time around the Jaguars for a few days, but on Monday night, they're camping with a twist. That's because they're taking it on the road.
"I know our guys are looking forward to it," Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said.
What they're looking forward to is a night practice at Bartram Trail High School in St. John's County, where the Jaguars will hold an open practice Monday at 6 p.m.
All fans attending the event must have registered on Jaguars.com. Registration is now closed due to hitting maximum capacity. Fans attending will be asked to show confirmation of registration on Longleaf Pine Parkway prior to entering the Bartram Trail campus.
Parking is free at Bartram Trail on a first-come, first-serve basis, and parking will be allowed on Longleaf Pine Parkway after that.
Around 2,500 are expected to attend.
For those not attending, practice will be streamed live on jaguars.com with senior correspondent Brian Sexton hosting a special edition of Jaguars.com LIVE along with senior writer John Oehser.
Monday's event will mark the fourth full practice of 2014 Jaguars Training Camp, and the second in as many days in shoulder pads. The Jaguars practiced in pads for the first time in '14 camp Sunday, and the 1,279 attending at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields saw an increased intensity.
They saw a few skirmishes, but mostly they saw a team that continues to come together in Head Coach Gus Bradley's second season. It's a team working to develop young players such as rookie wide receivers Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, who are working to mesh with veteran quarterback Chad Henne.
That process is one of the early storylines of '14 training camp, with notable others being the developing chemistry of a young offensive line, the continued growth of second-year running back Denard Robinson, the transition to the Jaguars of free-agent running back Tony Gerhart – and of course, the development of rookie quarterback Blake Bortles.
All are expected to participate in practice Monday, with wide receiver Cecil Shorts III the only significant injury of '14 training camp to date. He's expected to be out at least two weeks with a hamstring injury. Cornerback Alan Ball and linebacker Dekoda Watson remain on the physically unable to perform list, with linebacker John Lotulelei and cornerback Aaron Colvin on the on-football injury list.
Autographs will be available after practice concludes Monday evening. The players will spread out around the track to sign for a brief amount of time.
"I know our guys are looking forward to it," Bradley said. "We've been preaching to our guys and they've been embracing it, about the opportunity to connect with the following. We're going to St. Johns County and our guys are excited about that. It's almost like Monday Night Football, right?"
The Jacksonville Jaguars concluded their first weekend practices of 2014 Training Camp.