First Off the Field: Maintenance and preparation

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Collin Johnson (19) is seen during an NFL football workout, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Logan Bowles via AP)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars prepared for a big practice day with a maintenance day.

With the Jaguars scheduled to scrimmage Saturday – and with the regular-season opener a little more than two weeks away – the Jaguars on Friday held 30 players out of 2020 Training Camp practice. Most were held out for what the team called "maintenance" reasons.

The Jaguars worked for about one hour, 20 minutes Friday in temperatures that reached 88 degrees at the Dream Finders Homes Practice Complex. They are scheduled to scrimmage inside TIAA Bank Field Saturday morning.

The Jaguars worked in full pads Friday, with multiple team drills throughout practice and a one-on-one pass rush midway through practice. They also had a full-contact, 9-on-7, run-oriented drill.

Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden spoke to the media via videoconference before practice Friday, with quarterback Gardner Minshew speaking via videoconference after practice. Coverage of both availabilities can be on jaguars.com and Jaguars media channels later Friday.

Here's a look at Friday's practice:

PLAY OF THE DAY

With so many players out, this wasn't a day for huge plays – but Minshew was still part of the day's biggest play. On the final play of a 7-on-7 period late in practice, the second-year veteran threw deep to Michael Walker. The second-year wide receiver caught the pass in the back of the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown.

STANDING OUT

*Rookie wide receiver Collin Johnson continued a strong camp, catching a pass for an intermediate gain. Johnson has shown impressive route-running throughout camp. …

*Rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. had a 15-yard gain with rookie cornerback CJ Henderson in coverage in a late team drill; Henderson had an interception off Minshew on a deep pass to Johnson in a one-on-one coverage period early in practice. …

*Rookie defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson had a strong pass-rush move early in pass-rush drills. …

*Rookie running back James Robinson had a nice day, breaking off several runs in 9-on-7 and team drills. …

*Rookie quarterback Jake Luton had an impressive throw to rookie tight end Ben Ellefson for a 20-yard gain in the final team period; Ellefson also had an intermediate reception early in practice. …

*Veteran linebacker/defensive end Cassius Marsh had back-to-back strong rushes on offensive lineman Garrett McGhin in one-on-one pass rush. …

*Running back Devine Ozigbo had a burst through the middle for a long gain in a late-practice team period. …

*Fullback Bruce Miller had several receptions in the flat for gains during team drills. …

INJURY WATCH

Defensive tackle Taven Bryan remained out with a knee bruise and wide receiver Dede Westbrook remained out with a shoulder issue; Marrone on Monday called the status of the two players "week-to-week" and said neither situation was "surgical." Linebacker Quincy Williams remained out with a core-muscle injury and Marrone also has termed his status "week to week."

NOTABLE

*Most of the players held out of practice Friday were veterans who have dealt with injury issues throughout past seasons. The thirty not practicing: linebacker Dakota Allen, defensive end/linebacker Josh Allen, running back Ryquell Armstead, Bryan, guard A.J. Cann, wide receiver DJ Chark Jr., wide receiver Keelan Cole, wide receiver Chris Conley, tight end Tyler Davis, running back Leonard Fournette, defensive end Adam Gotsis, offensive lineman Blake Hance, safety Ronnie Harrison, cornerback D.J. Hayden, cornerback Tre Herndon, linebacker Myles Jack, defensive tackle Abry Jones, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, center Brandon Linder, guard Andrew Norwell, tight end James O'Shaughnessy, left tackle Cam Robinson, middle linebacker Joe Schobert, defensive end Dawuane Smoot, right tackle Jawaan Taylor, safety Daniel Thomas, running back Chris Thompson, Westbrook, Williams and safety Jarrod Wilson. …

*Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue remains away from the team, not having signed the franchise tag the team placed on him this past offseason. Having not signed the tag means Ngakoue is not under contract and his absence therefore does not violate NFL rules. Ngakoue can either sign the tag and play for the Jaguars on a one-year deal or not play in the NFL this season. …

*Offensive lineman Ryan Pope remains the lone Jaguars player on reserve/COVID-19, a new reserve category created by the NFL for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. …

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