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Competitive Edge Drives Day Two of Jaguars-Lions Joint Practice | Campservations: Day 17

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Jaguars 2023 Training Camp continued Thursday.

It was the 17th day of the second training camp under Head Coach Doug Pederson, featuring a practice in shorts and shells against the Detroit Lions at the Lions' training facility. Each day throughout camp, four members of Jaguars Media – senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton, senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick and team reporter Kainani Stevens – will share an observation.

Here are Thursday's "campservations" from the joint practice:

John Oehser, Jaguars Senior Writer…

  • The players practiced without full pads, but that cut down only a little on the intensity – and the chippiness – on the second and final day of joint practices between the Jaguars and Lions Thursday. After several post-play altercations Wednesday, there were at least two more Thursday. After a second hard tackle by the Lions defense in a short sequence Thursday, Jaguars offensive players and Lions defensive player ran toward each other from both sidelines. Order was restored soon enough. That was pretty much the highlight on a day when the Lions' offense had better success against the Jaguars' defense than the day before. Also for the Jaguars: Veteran wide receiver Calvin Ridley continued to have consistent success, as was the case Wednesday and has been the case throughout training camp.

Brian Sexton, Jaguars Senior Correspondent …

  • Thursday was supposed to be a quiet day at the Jaguars' joint practice with the Lions. They weren't in full pads and the intensity level was expected to come down somewhat from a pretty chippy session on Wednesday. There was still an edge, mostly from players who didn't have great film to watch on Wednesday evening, but it was a mirror image of the practice the day before. Some good, some bad, plenty to work on before the regular season. The best news was no one left the field injured after a couple of Jaguars players went down on Wednesday.
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J.P. Shadrick, Jaguars Senior Report/Editor …

  • Day Two of Jaguars-Lions practice was overall a little lighter-paced without pads, but there were still a few times that both teams came together after the whistle for some extracurricular activity. Cooler heads prevailed overall, and the teams got through practice. The connection between Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the receivers in the red zone again looked strong. Because of the work on the practice field this week, don't expect to see many starters in the game Saturday. The final preseason game against the Miami Dolphins could instead be the traditional "dress rehearsal" game for many of them.

Kainani Stevens, Jaguars Team Reporter/Producer ...

  • We've entered the portion of training camp where I would prefer to place all Jaguars starters in bubble wrap. After a physical and productive joint practice on Wednesday, the Jaguars and Lions were not full-go on Thursday. Jaguars first-round rookie offensive tackle Anton Harrison looked impressive Wednesday against fellow 2023 first-round defensive end Aidan Hutchinson as Harrison dominated the matchup. Harrison was successful in one-on-one reps in the beginning of practice Thursday as well before being sidelined due to a lingering shoulder injury. Now that we've seen what Harrison is capable of as a starter, I'm hoping the team will play it safe and shut him down until the games matter.

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