The Jaguars completed their third consecutive day of practice in full pads today at the practice fields in preparation for the team's live scrimmage on Friday, August 3 inside Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Jaguars will have two practice sessions on Thursday and one on Friday morning before the scrimmage at 7:00 p.m.
Head coach Jack Del Rio stressed the importance of this Friday night's scrimmage for his squad as they head into next week's preseason opener at Miami on Saturday, August 11. He also noted how impressive the Jacksonville fans in attendance have been through five days of training camp.
"Friday night we have a scrimmage again that's become an annual event for us. Much like the Oklahoma drill, I know the fans get excited about it," said Del Rio. "We'll be out here Friday night, have a scrimmage, put the team through some situations and really be the closest thing to game action that we'll get in prior to the actual games. So a very important time for us. We're hoping the fans come out here and show the kind of excitement they did Monday night. I know the team gets excited about that and certainly we appreciate that."
The scrimmage will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. There is no charge for admission or parking Brian Sexton, Jeff Lageman and Cole Pepper will broadcast the scrimmage live on WOKV AM/FM (690, 106.5) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
On Friday night, gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and fans can enter through Gates 1, 2 or 4. There will be special performances by The 2007 ROAR, the Jaguars D-Line, Jaxson de Ville and the Jaguars Jax Pack. Specially priced concessions will be available in the Bud Zone and the Jagwear stores will be open with all new 2007 merchandise.
There will be a brief autograph session with all players participating immediately following the scrimmage. The Jaguars will have ticket sales booths available for fans interested in 2007 season tickets and the new 4-game mini-pack. Gatorade will also be collecting donations for their "Beat the Heat" Safety Awareness Program benefitting the Kendrick Fincher Foundation.
Camp will continue tomorrow morning with two practice sessions at 11:00 (special teams) and 7:00 (shells) on the practice fields at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.