FOXBORO, Mass. – The Jaguars weren't in Florida anymore. Not even close.
That was evident from the beginning Tuesday as the Jaguars and defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots practiced in gray, cool temperatures nothing like Northeast Florida.
The Jaguars and Patriots worked for about two and a half hours at the practice fields near Gillette Stadium in front of an estimated 20,000 fans. Temperatures were 64 degrees.
Jaguars Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin and quarterback Blake Bortles both addressed the media after practice, with Coughlin opting to not further discuss the situation between the team and former left tackle Branden Albert.
The team addressed the issue in the following statement during practice:
"On Monday, July 31, offensive lineman Branden Albert informed Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone that he was stepping away from the team. … On Friday, August 4, Albert approached the team about the opportunity to return to the NFL at a later date. … On Monday, August 7, team officials met with Albert and mutually agreed to place him on the club's reserve/retired list. The team will provide no further comment on this situation."
"Reserve/retired," Coughlin said. "That's it. That's all I have to say. There's nothing really to say: reserve retired."
Also Tuesday, Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns did not practice after sustaining an undisclosed injury during practice Monday.
A look at Training Camp Day 11:
*The Jaguars' offense looked efficient and had several standout plays early, then the first-team offense struggled against the Patriots' first-team defense during team drills. As was the case Monday, the Patriots' offense – particularly quarterback Tom Brady – was effective in team drills, with Brady throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski and two to wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
*Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson had a nice touchdown reception from Bortles early. Bortles had a touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis in the same side of the end zone later in the drill and backup Chad Henne hit wide receiver Arrelious Benn for a touchdown in the drill.
*Bortles continued to look good in the ensuing drill, finding Robinson for three touchdowns in red-zone passing and also finding running back Corey Grant for a touchdown.
*Robinson also had one of the Jaguars' highlight plays of the day, catching a fade pass from Bortles despite being interfered with by cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
*Brady was effective for a second consecutive day, accurate and efficient beginning with red-zone passing early in practice. He had an early touchdown pass in 7-on-7 red-zone passing to Gronkowski, who beat Jaguars safety Barry Church on the play.
PLAY OF THE DAY
This came from Jaguars reserve wide receiver Shane Wynn, who caught an over-the-shoulder pass for a 30-yard gain from Henne in an early 11-on-11 drill. Wynn has had a good camp, and continued that in Foxboro this week.
Defensive end Calais Campbell remained out of practice with an undisclosed injury, and tight end Mychal Rivera, guard Earl Watford and linebacker Justin Horton also remained out of practice. Running back Tyler Gaffney also missed practice Tuesday.
Cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Colvin and rookie fullback remained on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Both have been on PUP and out of practice since the beginning of camp.
*The Jaguars' first-team offensive line on Tuesday typically looked like: left tackle Cam Robinson, left guard Patrick Omameh, center Brandon Linder, right guard A.J. Cann and right tackle Jermey Parnell. …
*With cornerback A.J. Bouye not working in team drills, and with Ramsey and Colvin on PUP, the Jaguars worked Brian Dixon and Tyler Patmon at times at first-team corner on Tuesday. …