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JAGUARS SIGN KOBDISH, WAIVE HICKS

The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed offensive tackle Josh

Kobdish on waivers from the San Francisco 49ers and waived

linebacker Anthony Hicks.

Kobdish (6-6, 305) was waived on Saturday by the 49ers, who had

signed him as a rookie free agent on April 23 out of Fresno State.

He started 16 games as a junior and senior, playing both left and

right tackle. The 23-year-old Kobdish is a native of Bakersfield,

Calif.

Hicks was a third-year pro who had spent the 1997 and '98 seasons

on the Green Bay Packers' injured reserve list after being drafted in

the fifth round. He was signed by the Jaguars on June 9 and played

in last week's game against Carolina.

The Jaguars went through two more practices on Tuesday. The

team will practice again on Wednesday afternoon, and the final day

of two-a-days will be Thursday. The Jaguars will fly to New Jersey

on Friday. They face the New York Giants Saturday night at Giants

Stadium.

"When you're getting two-a-days, you can cover almost everything

you need to cover; you can work on every phase of the game," said

Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "All of the sudden you get one

(practice a day) and you can't cover half of it. So it's not a great

feeling. As far as a coach goes, preseason gives you an opportunity

to have the ability to touch on all phases of the game in a great

teaching environment. And that's what you miss when you end the

two-a-days. Players, of course, love to be out of two-a-days. Still,

there are many phases that we have to continue to work on and

hopefully we can create them in a preseason game so we get the

work done."

Coughlin said he hasn't made a decision whether or not All-Pro

offensive tackle Tony Boselli will play against the Giants. Boselli

has a bruised knee.

With training camp nearing the end, Coughlin talked about the 1999

season: "Our players are much more positive about their work.

There's more internal leadership, though it's not always loud

(vocal). Without a doubt, the players know exactly what we want,

what we think we have to do to win. Those who have been in the

league with different teams know what it takes to win - Carnell

Lake, for example. I think this team, at this point in time, appears to

have a better, more mature attitude about leadership and about

really applying the pressure on themselves to perform. And I think

that's the first step for us."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Kobdish will wear jersey No. 63.

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