JACKSONVILLE – The pads stayed on, and the long week continued.
The Jaguars on Tuesday went through a two-and-half-hour practice in 83-degree temperatures on the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field, working in full pads for a third consecutive practice.
The Jaguars worked in full pads Saturday evening and Monday, and the plan is to work in full pads again Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone has said he expects this week to be difficult on both players and coaches.
Marrone did not speak to the media Tuesday after practice, but running back Leonard Fournette and linebacker Myles Jack – two of the team's top training-camp storylines – were at the podium after practice. We also caught up with defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and will have more from all three later on jaguars.com.
Also on Tuesday, rookie running back I'Tavius Mathers sustained an injury early in practice. He was carted from the field on a spine board and transported to a hospital after displaying neurologic symptoms. He was conscious while being transported from the field.
The team is expected to update Mathers' condition when information is available.
Here's a look at Day 5 practice:
*Quarterback Blake Bortles continued a solid early start to the week following a difficult Saturday practice. He completed two long passes in early 11-on-11 work to tight end Marcedes Lewis, including one down the right sideline for what could have been a touchdown in live work. Bortles was not intercepted for a second consecutive day after throwing five interceptions Saturday.
*Reserve quarterback Brandon Allen had a nice throw in the back of the end zone for a touchdown to reserve wide receiver Larry Pinkard in 11-on-11 drills. Allen closed practice with a touchdown pass to tight end Ben Koyack in the back of the end zone. …
*Reserve quarterback Chad Henne had a touchdown pass to tight end Neal Sterling in 11-on-11 work late in practice. …
*Left tackle Josh Wells blocked end Dante Fowler Jr. early in pass-rush drills, then got beat by end Yannick Ngakoue in the same drill. …
*Right tackle Jermey Parnell blocked rookie Dawuane Smoot later in pass rush drills, and defensive tackle Michael Bennett beat guard A.J. Cann with a nice inside move in the same drill. …
PLAY OF THE DAY
This came from Bortles, who found wide receiver Allen Robinson for a touchdown in the right corner of the end zone in an 11-on-11 drill late in practice. The Jaguars' front-line receivers have looked good early in training camp, and that's particularly true of Robinson. On this play, he got behind the defense and reached high in full stride to catch the touchdown as he stepped out of the corner of the end zone. Bortles later found Robinson in the final 11-on-11 drill in practice, with Robinson making a twisting basket catch in the side of the end zone. Bortles also had a touchdown pass to wide receiver Allen Hurns in a tight window in the back of the end zone late in practice, and found wide receiver Arrelious Benn for a 30-yard gain in the second half of practice.
Defensive end Calais Campbell missed practice for a second consecutive day with an undisclosed injury. Guard Earl Watford also missed practice Tuesday with an injury.
Cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Colvin and rookie fullback Marquez Williams remained on the Physically Unable to Perform list. All three have been on PUP and out of practice since the beginning of camp last Thursday.
*The Jaguars for a second consecutive day worked Wells with the first team at left tackle. Patrick Omameh worked with the first team at left guard along with center Brandon Linder, guard A.J. Cann and right tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. The Jaguars later in team drills worked with the same first-team line with the exception of rookie Cam Robinson at left tackle.
*Second-team offensive line early Tuesday: Robinson at left tackle, Chris Reed at left guard, Luke Bowanko at center, Tyler Shatley at right guard and Avery Gennessy at left tackle. …
*Cornerback Tyler Patmon, who had two interceptions Saturday, got work with the first-team defense Tuesday. Josh Johnson and Doran Grant also have worked with the first group at corner with Ramsey and Colvin out. …