JACKSONVILLE – They hiked, then they worked.
Then, it rained.
The Jaguars practiced Saturday in shoulder pads and helmets, which meant things got a bit more physical on Day 3 Saturday morning compared to the first two days of unpadded work at 2019 Training Camp at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field.
Saturday's practice began with the annual Helmet Hike, with players walking to the field accompanied by children carrying their helmets. The practice lasted two hours, 30 minutes and took place in 84-degree temperatures before rain and the threat of lightning ended the session about 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.
The first padded practice of '19 camp is scheduled for Sunday at 8:40 a.m., a practice that is open to the public.
Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone spoke to the media before practice Saturday, and running back Leonard Fournette spoke to the media after practice. Coverage of those two availabilities can be found throughout the day on jaguars.com.
Here's a look at Day 3 practice:
PLAY OF THE DAY
*While no particular play stood out, the combination of quarterback Nick Foles and wide receiver Dede Westbrook was impressive during 11-on-11 work. Foles found Westbrook for at least three first-down producing gains – and Westbrook showed good athleticism reaching high for a 20-yard reception early in practice. This figures to be a key combination during the season, and the two showed good early chemistry Saturday morning.
*With the Jaguars not yet working in full pads it's difficult to analyze running backs or the running game. But starting running back Leonard Fournette has been impressive in the passing game in the first three days. He had multiple receptions from Foles Saturday, including a long gain on a screen pass late in practice. …
*Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. had a nice reception on a comeback route from Foles early in practice, catching the pass and turning it into a long gain. …
*Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. caught an intermediate pass across the middle early in practice. …
*Rookie right end Josh Oliver caught a short pass over the middle in traffic late in practice. …
*Linebacker Myles Jack had a strong hit on wide receiver Keelan Cole while Cole was blocking in practice – with Jack knocking Cole to the ground. …
Wide receiver Marqise Lee and left tackle Cam Robinson remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list; Lee missed last season with a preseason knee injury that included a torn anterior cruciate ligament while Robinson missed the last 14 games of the season with a torn ACL. Linebacker Jake Ryan (knee) remains on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list. Those were the only three Jaguars players not practicing Saturday. Cornerback A.J. Bouye worked limited a second consecutive day after experiencing hamstring tightness on Friday.
*Rookie edge defender Josh Allen got his most extensive work of '19 camp Saturday. The No. 7 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, Allen missed all but one day of organized team activities and minicamp in May and June because of a knee bruise. He participated in individual drills Thursday and Friday, but worked sparingly in team drills. He worked with the starters in team drills Saturday.
*The Jaguars' starting offensive line much of Saturday: left tackle Josh Wells, guard Andrew Norwell, center Brandon Linder, right guard A.J. Cann and right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi; Wells and Leonard Wester both have worked extensively with the starters with Robinson not yet practicing while returning from his ACL injury.
*With Bouye out, second-year cornerback Tre Herndon continued to work with the starting secondary of cornerback Jalen Ramsey and safeties Ronnie Harrison and Jarrod Wilson.
Take a look at Saturday's practice dedicated to our season ticket members.