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The Jaguars concluded their 1998 training camp with two practices at Ferrell Fields, with coach Tom Coughlin calling it "a good camp - a solid, aggressive camp."

The in-season schedule begins tomorrow with an open lockerroom from 11:45 to 12:15, Tom Coughlin available at 12:15 and practice at 1:20 p.m. Practices are no longer open to the public.

The Jaguars will have to cut their roster to 60 players after this weekend's game at Kansas City. "It's going to be difficult, and there are a lot of numbers that have to go," Coughlin said. "But there are still two preseason games to be played and anything can happen. There's always an opportunity for a player to make the team. It's still competitive."

A total of 15 players missed both practice sessions: CB Curtis Anderson (Achilles), CB Deon Figures (knee), S Chris Hudson (thumb), LB James Hamilton (ankle), LB Tyrone Hines (knee), C Michael Cheever (back), G/OT Jeff Novak (leg contusion), G Mark Nori (shoulder), G Rich Tylski (knee), G/OT Todd Fordham (ankle), TE Pete Mitchell (back), DE Tony Brackens (ankle), DT Don Davey (knee), DT Kelvin Pritchett (elbow) and DT Renaldo Wynn (ankle).


The Jaguars today signed DE Daryl Price, who played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996 and '97, and waived WR Jermaine Ross.

Price is a 6-3, 287-pounder who played in 14 games in 1996 (and two in the playoffs) and five games last season, although he was on the 49ers' roster for the entire season both years. He was a fourth-round pick (128th overall) in the '96 draft. Price, 25, played three seasons at outside linebacker at the University of Colorado, then was converted to defensive end as a senior. He is a native of Galveston, Texas.

Ross was signed last December 23 after spending the previous four seasons with the Rams. He suffered a fractured ulna in his left arm in last Friday's preseason game against the New York Giants.


OG Rich Tylski and DT Don Davey underwent arthroscopic surgery at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute today by team physicians Dr. Carlos Tandron and Dr. Stephen Lucie. Both players had been bothered by knee pain and swelling. They will resume rehabilitation later this week.


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