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Jaguars ready for kickoff

The Jacksonville Jaguars held a special teams morning practice session and an evening session in shells at the practice field at Alltel Stadium as they conclude their final night practice before their preseason opener at the Miami Dolphins Saturday night. The Jaguars will have a 10:30 a.m. practice session on Friday which will be the final session open to the public.

"I'm excited about this weekend," said head coach Jack Del Rio. "I'm looking forward to getting our opportunity to go down as a football team for the first time in 2006 and go against a good Dolphins team. I know Coach Saban is doing a good job with that group down there and I know they're excited about the year, so it'll be a good test for us."

For the rookies on the Jaguars roster, Saturday's game in Miami will be their first opportunity to show Del Rio what they can do against other NFL teams.

"You're in Miami, playing football, why not be excited," said rookie running back Maurice Jones-Drew. "It is my first time playing on the east coast and in Miami, so it is going to be fun out there. A lot of people are going to be watching."

The Jaguars will travel to Dolphin Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised live in Jacksonville on WTEV-TV CBS 47, and on WOKV Radio (690) and WJGL Radio (96.9).

NOTE OF THE DAY: TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: The Jaguars committed only 17 turnovers in 2005 (six interceptions, 11 fumbles), tied for the second-lowest in the NFL. The club turned the ball over only 22 times in 2004 compared to 31 in 2003. The Jaguars have the fourth fewest turnovers in the NFL since 2003.

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