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First Off the Field: A lighter Sunday

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JACKSONVILLE – This day was short and comparatively light.

With the Jaguars in the middle of a six-practices-in-six-days stretch of 2020 Training Camp, Head Coach Doug Marrone opted for less time on the field Sunday.

The Jaguars, who practiced the last three days and will practice Monday and Tuesday before a scheduled day off day Wednesday, worked for about 75 minutes in 82-degree temperatures with the skies threatening rain at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex Sunday morning.

A light rain began to fall as practice ended around 11:45 a.m.

The Jaguars went through multiple team sessions during practice while working in shorts and shoulder pads. Saturday was a heavy hitting day with some scrimmage periods and live work, and Monday is expected to be a heavier day.

Offensive line coach George Warhop met with the media via videoconference Sunday morning before practice, and right tackle Jawaan Taylor met with the media via videoconference shortly after practice. Coverage of those availabilities can be found on later Sunday.

Head Coach Doug Marrone is expected to speak with the media Monday before practice.

Here's a look at Sunday's practice:


This wasn't a day for huge plays, but quarterback Gardner Minshew II continued to show the chemistry he has shown all camp with wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. On the opening play of a team drill late in practice, Minshew threw deep down the left sideline to Chark, who beat cornerback Tre Herndon on the play and caught the perfectly thrown pass for a 40-yard gain.


*Minshew worked efficiently in the team drill after the long completion to Chark, completing a pair of shorter passes to tight end Tyler Eifert and another shorter pass to wide receiver Keelan Cole. …

*Minshew also found Chark in the end zone for a touchdown in an early 7-on-7 drill. …

*Reserve quarterback Mike Glennon completed passes to wide receivers Chris Conley and Collin Johnson early in the team drill before completing a 25-yard pass to Conley later in the drill. …

*Herndon had a pass breakup on the left sideline in the team drill. …

*Rookie quarterback Jake Luton continued to look very good in camp, completing sharp passes to rookie tight end Ben Ellefson and first-year wide receiver Terry Godwin. …


Defensive tackle Taven Bryan missed practice with a knee bruise sustained in practice Saturday. Wide receiver Dede Westbrook missed practice for a second consecutive day with a shoulder injury. Rookie cornerback CJ Henderson missed a third consecutive practice with an illness. Safety Ronnie Harrison practiced for a second consecutive day Sunday and is out of the concussion protocol. Linebacker Quincy Williams remained out after successful surgery Monday on a core muscle injury.


*Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue remains away from the team, not having signed the franchise tag the team placed on him this past offseason. Having not signed the tag means Ngakoue is not under contract and his absence therefore does not violate NFL rules. Ngakoue can either sign the tag and play for the Jaguars on a one-year deal or not play in the NFL this season. …

*Offensive lineman Ryan Pope remains the lone Jaguars player on reserve/COVID-19, a new reserve category created by the NFL for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

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