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First off the field: Training Camp Day 16


JACKSONVILLE – A familiar heat, a familiar opponent and a little chippiness.

Those were the themes for Day 16 of Jaguars 2017 Training Camp, which featured the last practice of '17 camp scheduled to be open to the public – and the second of two consecutive days of practice against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The teams worked for about two hours in 87-degree temperatures on the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field. They will play in a Preseason Week 2 game at EverBank Field Thursday.

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone spoke to the media afterward, as did Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles.

Bortles as expected addressed his "arm fatigue," something Marrone addressed on Monday after backup quarterback Chad Henne took first-team reps during the second half of practice Sunday.

"My arm's fine," Bortles said. "It feels good. It will be all right."

The Jaguars were in full pads with the Buccaneers in shorts and pads Tuesday, a day that featured several altercations between the teams.

Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith exchanged shoves and words during an early one-on-one pass rush drill. Smith appeared to have won that one-on-one battle with Ngakoue getting the edge in a later repetition.

A few repetitions later, Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson and Buccaneers guard/center Ali Marpet appeared to exchange a word or two after a one-on-rep. Little came from the exchange.

A later drill featured an altercation between Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson and Buccaneers safety Chris Conte and another between Jaguars wide receiver Arrelious Benn and Buccaneers linebacker Adarius Glanton. This came in a red-zone drill with Buccaneers defenders appearing to be tackling Jaguars players to the ground; such drills are typically "thud-"type drills with simulated tackling.

A look at Training Camp Day 16:


*This was a better day than Monday for the Jaguars' offense, with Bortles having an effective red-zone drill later in practice. Bortles, who earlier missed wide-open rookie wide receiver Keelan Cole on must-hit deep pass, threw back-to-back touchdown passes to running back Chris Ivory. Bortles earlier in the drill threw touchdown passes to running back Corey Grant and wide receiver Shane Wynn.

*Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. appeared to have a second consecutive good day, getting pressure in an early one-on-one pass rush drill.

*Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns caught a long touchdown after beating Buccaneers cornerback Ryan Smith in an early drill. …

*Jaguars middle linebacker Hayes Pullard III had an interception and a pass defensed in team drills off Buccaneers backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick midway through practice. …

*Jaguars safety Jarrod Wilson intercepted Fitzpatrick late in practice, and cornerback Doran Grant also intercepted Fitzpatrick . …


This came from Robinson, who continued a standout training camp with several catches Tuesday. The best came on a long pass deep down the left sideline. Bortles laid the ball out accurately and Robinson shielded Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III from the ball, making the catch just before he stepped out of bounds for a 40-yard completion.


Reserve guard Earl Watford dressed in full pads for a second consecutive day, but again did not work team drills. Defensive tackle Michael Bennett and tight end Mychal Rivera attended practice, but did not participate. Wide receiver Marqise Lee (ankle) and running back Leonard Fournette (foot) were held out of practice. Lee sustained his injury Sunday and Fournette has missed the last three days of practice; neither is expected to play Thursday. Cornerback Aaron Colvin remained on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Colvin has been out of practice since the beginning of camp.


*Jaguars first-team offensive line early Tuesday: left tackle Cam Robinson, left guard Patrick Omameh, center Brandon Linder, right guard A.J. Cann and right tackle Jermey Parnell. …

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