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The Jacksonville Jaguars completed their 1998 minicamp today with 81 players in attendance.

"I was very happy with what we accomplished during these three days," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "We saw the contributions of the drafted kids, and my eyes were open to some of the undrafted free agents. The rookies have found out that it is a humbling experience to come to a pro camp and have all of this to learn and then expect to go on the field and turn their talents on, and that is normal. The poise was good, the effort was good and the leadership by the veteran players and their effort was good. And we continue to make progress with the players who are rehabbing their injuries."

Training camp is scheduled to begin on July 24, and the first preseason game will be played August 8 at the Carolina Panthers. The first home game in the preseason will be on Friday, August 14 against the New York Giants.

"We will have good competition for training camp, and I look forward to it," Coughlin added. "I also look forward to the month of June when the rookies get back and we will have some solid workouts which will further advance them. It feels like a nice mesh at this time."


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