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First off the field: Day 5

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles (7) is seen during practice, Saturday, July. 27th, 2019 in Jacksonville, Fla. (Logan Bowles via AP)

JACKSONVILLE – Tuesday really was different.

That's because Head Coach Doug Marrone, after talking early in Jaguars 2019 Training Camp about focusing on player health, did more than talk about it Tuesday.

He made a substantial change to his training camp approach, working the Jaguars in shoulder pads and helmets on Day 5 rather than full pads. Marrone in his first two training camps with the team followed early days of non-padded work with long streaks of consecutive days in pads.

The Jaguars this year worked without pads on Days 1 and 2 and shoulder pads on Day 3 followed by a full-pads practice on Day 4.

The Jaguars on Tuesday worked for about two hours, 30 minutes in temperatures that reached 86 degrees at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex adjacent to TIAA Bank Field – making it the hottest day of '19 camp thus far. The practice included extensive red-zone passing work.

Marrone spoke to the media before practice Tuesday, and second-year safety Ronnie Harrison spoke to the media after practice. Coverage of those two availabilities can be found throughout the day on

The Jaguars are scheduled to practice at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. That practice is scheduled to be open to the public.

Here's a look at Day 5 practice:


*Wide receiver Dede Westbrook and quarterback Nick Foles continued to show good chemistry early in camp, and that duo continued to be one of camp's big early stories. Westbrook, who led the Jaguars in receiving yards, touchdowns and receptions last season, got wide open down the sideline in team drills late in practice and caught a long pass from Foles. Westbrook and Foles have connected on intermediate routes consistently throughout the early part of camp, with Westbrook showing improved route-running ability and the ability to make plays when open.


*Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey had perhaps his best day thus far in '19 camp, breaking up four passes during a practice that featured extensive red-zone and team passing work. …

*Second-year quarterback Tanner Lee struggled Tuesday, throwing an early interception by cornerback Picasso Nelson in the flat and another interception by cornerback Tae Hayes that ended a late red-zone drill. …

*Second-year wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. had his most memorable catch of '19 camp, getting open in a red-zone passing drill on a double move and getting his feet down just inside the back of the end zone for a touchdown reception on a pass from Foles. …

*Foles also threw a red-zone touchdown pass early in practice to veteran tight end Geoff Swaim. …

*Wide receiver Chris Conley caught a 15-yard pass from Foles later in practice in team drills. …

*Rookie running back Ryquell Armstead had a nice run over the left side of the line early in practice. …

*Tight end Ben Koyack caught a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone on a pass from rookie reserve quarterback Gardner Minshew, who also threw a touchdown pass to rookie undrafted tight end Michael Colubiale. …

*Rookie tight end Josh Oliver had a nice day with at least two receptions. …

The Jaguars returned to the practice field Tuesday morning after a day-off on Monday.


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 and running back Thomas Rawls were on the side with hamstring soreness.


*Marrone talked extensively in his Tuesday morning media availability about the importance of getting multiple players repetitions with the first team. Tuesday's practice reflected that approach, with one stretch during a late 11-on-11 drills featuring multiple reserves working with the starters: defensive end Dawuane Smoot, rookie right tackle Jawaan Taylor, cornerbacks Tre Herndon and Quenton Meeks and veteran tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Several of those players were replacing injured players while others were being rotated to get unproven players time with the starters.

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