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First off the field: Day 7

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Jacksonville Jaguars during a training camp practice session Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex in Jacksonville, Fl. (Rick Wilson/Jacksonville Jaguars)

JACKSONVILLE – The pads stayed on, and the intensity remained high.

That's how it has been throughout the longest week of Jaguars 2018 Training Camp – the first full week in pads – and that's how it remained Thursday during the fourth padded practice in four days.

The Jaguars practiced for about two and a half hours late Thursday morning and early afternoon, working in 88-degree heat. After a day Wednesday that featured heavy receiver-versus-defensive-back work, Thursdays practice featured heavy 11-on-11 work, pass-rushing and offensive line-versus-defensive line drills with an extended period of team late in practice.

Here's a look at Day 7 practice:

STANDING OUT

*Quarterback Blake Bortles started strong and continued to look consistent, opening early 7-on-7 work with a long touchdown pass in the side of the end zone to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and following that with a long touchdown pass down the middle to wide receiver Keelan Cole.

*Bortles and the first-team offense were impressive in 11-on-11 work later in practice, with Bortles working long passes to Cole and wide receiver Dede Westbrook on back-to-back plays. …

*A highlight came late in practice when safety Barry Church or cornerback Jalen Ramsey was called for interference in the end zone. Ramsey responded on the ensuing play by knocking away a short pass in the flat to Seferian-Jenkins and preventing a touchdown. …

*Cornerback Sammy Seamster intercepted reserve quarterback Tanner Lee and returned it for a touchdown midway through practice. …

*Rookie wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. continued to flash in camp, catching a short pass from backup Cody Kessler in 11-on-11 work. …

*Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue continued to look strong, getting right tackle Jermey Parnell to the ground in an early pass-rushing drill.  …

*Defensive tackle Malik Jackson beat guard A.J. Cann impressively in an early pass-rushing drill. …

*Offensive tackle Brandon Smith got the better of second-year defensive end Dawuane Smoot in an early pass-rushing drill. …

*Wide receiver Shane Wynn had a long return early in a kickoff drill. …

*Tight end James O'Shaughnessy flashed during a stretch midway through practice, catching a 25-yard pass from Kessler before catching a short out for a short gain. …

*Tight end DeAndre Goolsby caught a touchdown pass from Lee in the back of the end zone late in practice. …

*Rookie cornerback Quenton Meeks had a pass breakup midway through practice, and veteran corner A.J. Bouye also had a pass breakup later in practice. …

PLAY OF THE DAY

Westbrook turned in what was perhaps the day's highlight play – a 45-yard pass in 11-on-11 from Kessler midway through practice. He then caught a 15-yard pass from Bortles later in 11-on-11 work. Westbrook, a fourth-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, caught 27 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown last season. He consistently has flashed in practice throughout training camp, drawing praise from other skill players and Bortles. …

INJURY WATCH

Veteran tight end Niles Paul (hamstring) and rookie linebacker Leon Jacobs returned to practice after missing Wednesday.

Wide receiver Marqise Lee worked in individual and team while wide receiver Donte Moncrief (ankle) continued to work on the side. Both players sustained injuries in practice last weekend. …

Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (shoulder) remained on the Physically Unable to Perform list, where he has been since the start of training camp. …

NOTABLE

*Jacobs worked with the starters at strongside linebacker in his first day back. He had worked with the first team in the first five practices of camp. Blair Brown continued to work with the second team at weakside linebacker. …

*Rookie defensive end Taven Bryan worked with the starters extensively Thursday with veteran defensive end Calais Campbell taking lighter work for veteran reasons. …

*The first-team offensive line continued on Wednesday to be left tackle Cam Robinson, left guard Andrew Norwell, center Brandon Linder, right guard A.J. Cann and Parnell. That has been the lineup throughout most of camp. …

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