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Jaguars Complete Second Day of Camp

The Jacksonville Jaguars completed their second full day of training camp with two practices at Ferrell Fields, the second session in rain.

Head coach Tom Coughlin talked about the team's veteran leadership, saying, "What has to happen on this team, as it does on any team, is that the best players have to be the hardest workers, and they cannot allow any other player to coast or not go full speed. I'm really looking hard for that. It's hard, especially in camp. But when they start doing that, then you know you have something special.

"As for the young players, they've been very serious from day one. This group is focused, and they know what is at stake and what they're trying to accomplish. I've been pleased with that. They're very attentive. They're good in meetings. For the most part, they're good on the field. But they have to fight their way through some things as they build the mental toughness necessary to go on."

Coughlin also mentioned the team's increased speed this year. "I think there's a little better team speed. (Hardy) Nickerson gives us a little better team speed. Kiwaukee Thomas obviously upgraded some team speed. R. Jay (Soward) gives us some speed. And Brad Meester runs well for a big man. That'll help the team speed, as well. That's what you're always looking for."

Several players were limited because of injuries, including OT Tony Boselli (knee), DE Eric Curry (knee), WR Lenzie Jackson (multiple abrasions), S Carnell Lake (foot) and TE Damon Jones (ankle). Four other players worked only one of the two practices, a routine they will continue as they further rehab their injuries: CB Fernando Bryant (toe), G-OT Todd Fordham (knee), FB Trevor Bollers (knee) and LB Erik Storz (knee).

The Jaguars will not practice on Sunday, and they will go back to two-a-days on Monday at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. The early session will be the first one of this year's training camp in full pads.


The Jaguars have signed DE David Richie to a contract. He becomes the 85th player on the roster, with DE Tony Brackens the only unsigned player.

Richie, 26, is a third-year player who played in two games with the Denver Broncos in 1997 and eight games with the San Francisco 49ers in '98. He was cut by the 49ers in the 1999 training camp. His career statistics include two tackles and half a sack. The 6-4, 280-pound Richie was a four-year letterman at Washington, earning second-team All-Pac 10 honors as a senior. He is a native of Kelso, Wash.

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