Eighty members of the Jacksonville Jaguars reported to the team's third training camp today. In the morning, the team practiced in full pads, while the afternoon session was in shoulder pads and helmets only.
The only player missing was defensive tackle Renaldo Wynn, the team's first-round draft choice who has yet to sign a contract.
"It was good to get out here and start working again," said head coach Tom Coughlin. "The players weren't used to practicing in pads, but they'll get used to it. Their spirits were good and they had good intensity."
Quarterback Mark Brunell added, "It was good to be back at it. There was a lot of enthusiasm. We worked hard this offseason, and this is the beginning. The expectations get higher each year, but if we have a good training camp and progress as we should, we should be in pretty good shape."
Two starters who ended last season on injured reserve, cornerback Dave Thomas and middle linebacker Bryan Schwartz, practiced at full speed for the first time since their injuries. "Medically, they are 100 percent," said Coughlin, "but they have hurdles to overcome mentally, but they'll do that. There are no restrictions on them."
The team will practice at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 on Monday on the Ferrell Fields adjacent to ALLTEL Stadium.