The Jacksonville Jaguars went through only one practice today, an afternoon session at Ferrell Fields. Quarterback Mark Brunell was held out of the practice after experiencing what Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin called a sore elbow.
"We held him out," said Coughlin. "It's probably just wear and tear (of training camp). We just keep going on."
With Brunell watching from the sidelines, backups Jamie Martin, Jonathan Quinn and Ted White shared the quarterbacking duties. "They were OK," said Coughlin. "It was really the first time we got into some protections and we obviously had a little trouble protecting. So it was difficult to evaluate under those circumstances. They made some plays and they could have made some others."
Coughlin also commented on second-year guard Brad Meester, saying, "Yes, he's improved. The second half of last season on, he's really played well. And he continues to do so now. He's stronger."
Today's practice continues a new schedule to this year's training camp with two-a-days broken up by at least one day of just one practice. The Jaguars will practice at 8:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by one practice on Thursday afternoon, then two practices on Friday against the New Orleans Saints before a day off on Saturday.
The Jaguars have now completed seven practices this year with the only injuries so far being safety Carnell Lake (hamstring) and defensive end Larry Smith (groin). Neither injury is serious.