The Jacksonville Jaguars ended their second-ever training camp and first one in Jacksonville at 4:57 this afternoon.
"I would say it's been outstanding," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "I can't be more excited about the weather. It was hot in the morning, but the afternoons were pretty good, usually with a cloud cover. It was great to be in our facility, which gave us a sense of normalcy throughout. It's been a good camp."
Three players missed the final day of two-a-day practices: tight end Rich Griffith (shoulder separation), cornerback Aaron Beasley (fractured shoulder blade) and linebacker Santo Stephens (knee). Safety Monty Grow was limited with a shin contusion.
Coughlin said the team spent the morning practice working on "a few gadgets just to get something of that nature across. We were doing some things that hadn't been done - that was the emphasis today." The team also spent more time on goal-line drills since it hasn't had enough opportunities in its two preseason games so far.
Because Sunday night's game against San Francisco could see the use of the NFL's instant replay experiment, Coughlin said, "I was a proponent of it and I look forward to it. The league wants us to challenge close plays, so if a play is close, we'll challenge and see what happens."
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Jaguars linebacker Santo Stephens underwent arthroscopic surgery today on his left knee to repair cartilage damage suffered in last Friday's loss to St. Louis. The surgery was performed by Jaguars team physician Dr. Stephen Lucie and a surgical team from the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute. Stephens' status will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.