TEAM WAIVES MAYS, SIGNS YEAST
The Jacksonville Jaguars practiced twice today at Ferrell Fields, installing new plays and formations on both sides of the ball as they enter their final full week of training camp.
"We're in camp, we need to keep pushing ahead," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "Obviously, we need to keep making our corrections. The padded practice this morning gives us two today, and then there'll be one tomorrow and then two on Tuesday, which gives us a normal day of walk-through preparation prior to the game (Thursday night at the New York Giants)."
With 43 new players on the 89-man roster and most of them having played their first professional game last Friday night, Coughlin added, "From the standpoint of having played a game, I think it's easier to relate to them out here. They've been through a game and so therefore, they're pretty much aware of what they did well and what they did not so well."
The team made two roster moves at defensive tackle, waiving rookie Antonio Mays and signing Julius Yeast, a 6-4, 278-pounder who played at Eastern Kentucky after transferring from Ohio State. Yeast was eligible to be selected in the June supplemental draft but was not chosen. The Jaguars' roster stands at 89 players, one below the limit. Last Friday, OT Mark Baniewicz was placed on injured reserve with a torn triceps.
On Monday, the Jaguars will practice at 3:40 p.m. at Ferrell Fields. Players will be available from 12:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Press Lobby at ALLTEL Stadium. Coughlin will be available following the practice.