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JAGUARS CONCLUDE 2000 MINICAMP

The Jacksonville Jaguars completed their three-day minicamp today with 76 players in attendance.

"In this minicamp, this team has been very serious, they've paid attention. They've been more than five minutes early for everything - even when I have a special teams meeting or a full team meeting," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "They're serious about their work. I expect more personality to come out of our team as we go along. I think they understand, for us to get to the next level, all of the little things have to be done right all the time, and I think they're ready to accept that.

"We won 15 games last year but we didn't win the Super Bowl, so obviously we need to do whatever it takes to get to over that hump," Coughlin continued. "We're going to have to stay healthy. We're going to have to get our guys that are injured back, and we're going to have to keep the ones we have on the field, because you're seeing the natural attrition that takes place because of the salary cap. People will have to step up when called upon, and everyone will have to be serious about special teams."

The team's 17 rookies will go back to school, but they may return to Jacksonville on May 16 if they have completed their exams. They can then work out in Jacksonville until June 23.

The Jaguars' remaining veterans will continue their offseason strength and conditioning program for the next month, and the players will return to the field for pre-camp in late May.

Training camp is scheduled to begin July 21, and the first preseason game will be played August 4 at the Carolina Panthers. The first home preseason game is August 11 vs. the New York Giants.

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