The Jacksonville Jaguars completed their second day of mini-camp with two spirited practice sessions on the practice fields at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
This weekend's mini-camp marked the 10th in Jacksonville for running back Fred Taylor. The former 1998 first round draft pick will enter the 2007 season only 487 yards shy of 10,000 career rushing yards. He would join only 21 other NFL backs to achieve that milestone.
"It never gets old," said Taylor of mini-camp. "Actually you get excited about it, and then after the middle practice which is the third practice, you are like we are really back at it again. Your feet start to get sore and tired. I'm thankful to be here."
Rookie wide receiver Mike Walker is participating in his first NFL mini-camp after the Jaguars drafted him in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Central Florida.
"It's an experience. It's something you dream about. I'm just living out a dream right now. I just need to go out there and work hard, make plays every day and be consistent," said Walker of playing in the NFL. "Every time I asked someone about the NFL, they said the biggest difference is the speed of the game. I can see it. It's fast. The quarterback has only so many seconds in the pocket. I have so many seconds to get my route off. The speed is the big difference."
The Jaguars will conclude mini-camp on Monday with one final morning practice at 10:30 a.m.. This practice is closed to the public.