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First off the field: Full pads, shortened practice


JACKSONVILLE – Gus Bradley didn't like what he saw. At all.

So, when the fourth-year head coach saw what he believed was a practice "not up to our standards" on Tuesday, he cut the Day 5 workout of Jaguars 2016 Training Camp a period short.

The day was the Jaguars' first work in '16 camp in full pads – and to Bradley, what he saw wasn't good enough.

"I know we felt strongly out there today," Bradley said after the Jaguars worked for about two hours, 20 minutes in 84-degree temperatures that felt like 93. "This team – we have a standard. We talk about, 'We have high expectations and we'll rise to that.'

"They want it pointed out, 'This is what a good practice looks like.' If it isn't, let them know. It wasn't what we were capable of doing. We came out in full pads today – our first opportunity to do that – and it just wasn't the environment we needed. We weren't our best."

Bradley told the team just that when he gathered them following the workout, and he told them in no uncertain terms.

"It was probably a top tenner," Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said of Bradley's post-practice message to the team.

Check out the some of the best images from the fifth day of training camp.

Also on Tuesday, tight end Julius Thomas sustained an ankle injury. Bradley said Thomas will be evaluated, and the two-time Pro Bowl selection walked from the field after practice.

Tuesday's work came a day after the first off day of '16 camp. The Jaguars practiced without pads Thursday and Friday and in shoulder pads Saturday and Sunday before a day off Monday.

"I just thought the emotion and spirit we typically have wasn't there," Bradley said. "Sometimes you have that after a day off, but you can't allow that to happen."

The Jaguars worked one-on-one pass rush drills for a third consecutive practice, having done them Saturday and Sunday in shoulder pads.

Kelvin Beachum, returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament sustained last season and competing with Luke Joeckel for the starting left tackle position, again did not participate in pass-rush drills, rotating with Joeckel at left guard and tackle in team work.

Rookie defensive tackle Sheldon Day continued to look good in pass-rush work, as did defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., defensive tackle Malik Jackson, center Brandon Linder and guard A.J. Cann. Right tackle Jermey Parnell also played well in pass rush Tuesday.

The Jaguars will practice again Wednesday with a 10 a.m. session that is free and open to the public.


Wide receiver Marqise Lee missed a fourth consecutive practice Tuesday.

Lee, a second-year wide receiver, worked on the side during practice. He has been out since the first day of camp with a mild hamstring injury. Wide receiver Shaq Evans missed practice after sustaining a lower  leg muscle strain injury in practice Sunday and linebacker Dan Skuta practiced Tuesday after being evaluated for an injury that also occurred Sunday.

Offensive lineman Luke Bowanko (ankle) and defensive end Jonathan Woodard (Achilles) remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


This again came from a familiar name. Pro Bowl wide receiver Allen Robinson, who has been strong and consistent throughout camp, caught a touchdown pass from backup quarterback Chad Henne in team drills late in practice. Robinson beat cornerback Aaron Colvin down the left sideline, leaping high for the pass and caatching the ball strong in the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown.



*Wide receiver Bryan Walters had a productive day, catching several intermediate routes and turning a short pass from Bortles into a long gain later in practice. …

*Rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey had a Pick Six interception off rookie quarterback Max Wittek in seven-on-seven work. …

*Wide receiver Allen Hurns had a pair of touchdowns in seven-on-seven red-zone work. …

*Tight end Marcedes Lewis continued a good camp with two touchdown receptions in seven-on-seven drills. …

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