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First off the field: Training Camp Day 7


JACKSONVILLE – The pads stayed on, and things stayed physical.

Things also stayed cool – relatively speaking, anyway – as the most-physical week of Jaguars 2017 Training Camp moved forward.

The Jaguars on Thursday went through a fourth consecutive padded practice, their fifth in the last six days. They worked for two-and-half hours in 81-degree temperatures under cloudy skies on the practice fields adjacent to EverBank Field.

The Jaguars worked in full pads Saturday evening, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – and the plan is to work in full pads again at Friday's Family Night practice at EverBank Field at 6 p.m.

Head Coach Doug Marrone is scheduled to speak to the media after practice Friday and did not do so Thursday. Defensive tackle Malik Jackson and cornerback A.J. Bouye spoke to the media from the podium Thursday, and we caught up with strong-side linebacker Paul Posluszny.

We'll have more from all three later on Thursday, as well as thoughts from three former Jaguars players – quarterback Mark Brunell, offensive tackle Tony Boselli and defensive end Jeff Lageman – on their respective position groups.

The Jaguars on Thursday continued to emphasize physical play and the run game, running 9-on-7 early and working a blocking drill that featured offensive linemen blocking two-on-one on defensive linemen.

Here's a look at Day 7 practice:


*Quarterback Blake Bortles continued an efficient week early in practice Thursday, though safety Tashaun Gipson did intercept a tipped pass thrown by Bortles during 11-on-11 work late in practice – and cornerback Tyler Patman later intercepted Bortles in 7-on-7 goal-line work. Bortles found wide receiver Allen Hurns for a nice long touchdown down the right sideline in 11-on-11 drills midway through practice. Bortles, who before Thursday had not thrown an interception since throwing five in Saturday night's practice, also had a touchdown pass to wide receiver Allen Robinson in goal-line 7-on-7 with cornerback A.J. Bouye in coverage.

*Rookie running back Leonard Fournette continued an impressive camp, diving for a touchdown in goal-line late in practice. …

*Wide receiver Keelan Cole caught a long touchdown pass from backup quarterback Chad Henne late in practice. …
*Safety Peyton Thompson had strong defense to break up a pass in goal-line 7-on-7 work. …

*Quarterback Brandon Allen had a nice throw early, finding rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook deep down the right sideline for a long touchdown. …

*Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste intercepted Allen in goal-line 7-on-7 work. …

*Reserve wide receiver Rashad Greene had a long reception on a crossing route from Bortles in 11-on-11 work midway through practice. …

*Bortles threw a touchdown pass to tight end Alex Ellis in the back of the end zone late in practice.

*Defensive tackle Malik Jackson continued a strong training camp with an impressive rush up the middle in pass rush drills midway through practice. …


This came from Westbrook, a rookie fourth-round wide receiver who has looked increasingly impressive as camp has continued. Westbrook, the 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner given to college football's best wide receiver, got deep down the left sideline and caught a well-thrown pass from Henne for a long touchdown pass in 11-on-11 work.


Veteran defensive end Calais Campbell missed practice for a fourth consecutive day, working early in pads but working on the side afterward. Veteran guard Earl Watford missed a third consecutive practice.

Long snapper Carson Tinker also missed practice after leaving Wednesday's practice early. Linebacker Paul Posluszny returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday for personal reasons.

Tight end Mychal Rivera and linebacker Justin Horton also missed practice Thursday. Running back I'Tavius Mathers, who left practice Monday with a spinal cord injury, also did not practice.

Cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Colvin and rookie fullback Marquez Williams remained on the Physically Unable to Perform list. All three have been on PUP and out of practice since the beginning of camp last Thursday.


*Rookie left tackle Cam Robinson worked with the first team for a second consecutive day. He had worked with the second team behind Josh Wells Monday and Tuesday. Robinson had been expected to compete with Branden Albert for the left-tackle position and is considered the favorite to start with Albert retiring on Monday. …
*The first-team offensive line for a second consecutive day: Robinson at left tackle, Patrick Omameh at left guard, Brandon Linder at center A.J. Cann at right guard and Jermey Parnell at right tackle. …
*Josh Johnson worked at first-team cornerback as the team continued to rotate that position with Ramsey and Colvin out. …

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