The Jacksonville Jaguars went through their next-to-last day of training camp, with 13 players sidelined because of injuries. The Jaguars are 1-1 in the preseason and travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Saturday night. Training camp will end after tomorrow's two practices, which are the final workouts that will be open to the public.
"After Monday, we'll be in our game-week preparation," said Coughlin. "We always choose the third week to prepare ourselves for our in-season routine and game-week prep. But this week's prep will be different because we play Kansas City so early in the regular season (week 2 at home)."
DE Fernando Smith, the former Minnesota Viking who was signed to a contract last Thursday, worked out with his new teammates for the first time, though not at full speed because of hernia surgery last month.
"He looked good," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "He's under control and he's limited in practice, but he appears to be in pretty good shape. He's anxious. He's a very solid addition."
The 13 players who missed practice were: WR Jermaine Ross (arm), 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 Rich Tylski (knee), G/OT Todd Fordham (ankle), DE Tony Brackens (ankle), DT Don Davey (knee) and DT Kelvin Pritchett (elbow). In addition, DT Renaldo Wynn was limited because of a sprained ankle and LB Kevin Hardy because of a tooth extraction.
This week's schedule is as follows: Monday - Practices at 8:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., with Tom Coughlin available after the morning practice, and player interviews from 11:15 to 12:15 at the Radisson Hotel; Tuesday and Wednesday - Open lockerroom from 11:45 to 12:15, Tom Coughlin available at 12:15 and practice at 1:20 p.m.; Thursday - Open lockerroom from 11:15 to 11:35 and practice at 12:00 noon. The team will hold a closed walk-through on Friday before traveling to Kansas City.