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Jaguars Begin Work For Giants Game

The Jacksonville Jaguars went through two practices today as they started preparation for Friday night's preseason home opener vs. the New York Giants.

Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin said that the team's starters would likely play into the second quarter of the game. "It'll be extended some. But it won't be a whole lot more (that they played in the Carolina game). I haven't really nailed it in terms of what exactly where I want to be - probably a quarter and half."

Jaguars safety Blaine McElmurry has undergone surgery to repair a hernia that he suffered in last Friday's game. McElmurry will be out indefinitely.

Coughlin also commented on whether he thought Tuesday's's signing of defensive end Robert Porcher by the Detroit Lions could signal some movement in the holdout of Tony Brackens. "I certainly would hope that would be a signal that they need to get in here," he said. "I think if you have your eye on that opening game, then this is about the time when you have to give yourself those kinds of chances to prepare for the season. I certainly hope with Porcher signing that Tony (Brackens) and his agent will take a hard look at this situation and get themselves into camp."

The Jaguars will have a closed walk through on Thursday.

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