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Jaguars Stadium Practice Draws A Big Crowd and Reveals Crucial Observations | Campservations: Day 9

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JACKSONVILLE – Jaguars 2023 Training Camp continued Saturday.

It was the ninth day of the second training camp under Head Coach Doug Pederson, featuring a padded practice inside EverBank Stadium. Each day throughout camp, four members of Jaguars Media – senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton, senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick and team reporter Kainani Stevens – will share an observation.

Here are Saturday's "campservations:"

John Oehser, Jaguars Senior Writer…

  • This was a day for fun and sun at '23 camp – and while the sun's intensity at times overrode the fun, there was plenty to observe Saturday on Military Appreciation Day. While this was a "normal" training camp practice and not a scrimmage inside EverBank Stadium, there was good intensity in one-on-one pass rush – and practice closed with extensive 11-on-11 work. Among the highlights: multiple good pass rush repetitions by defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi in one-on-one pass rush and continued solid work from third-year left tackle Walker Little, who continues as one of camp's standouts. Maybe the day's highlight: A long touchdown pass from backup quarterback C.J. Beathard to third-year wide receiver Jacob Harris, who signed with the Jaguars after a May minicamp tryout and has looked increasingly impressive during camp. Saturday was the first of three consecutive padded practices that Head Coach Doug Pederson described as camp's "dog days." Stay tuned.

Brian Sexton, Jaguars Senior Correspondent …

  • I was listening to a national media podcast the other day and the big question about the Jaguars' offense this season was the offensive line. That's a fair question with right tackle Jawaan Taylor now with the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, left guard Ben Bartch still working back from the torn knee ligaments that cost him most of last season and left tackle Cam Robinson suspended for the first month of the season. I focused on that group Saturday and came to the conclusion that while it may not be the NFL's best or most talented offensive line, the group has plenty of talent and might be the deepest around. Little wasn't a step back when Robinson was hurt last season and guard Tyler Shatley was a solid replacement for Bartch. Anton Harrison is just a rookie but he's very talented and should solidly step into Taylor's spot. If he struggles, veteran Josh Wells is capable of holding down that side. The Jaguars also like Cole Van Lanen, Chandler Brewer and Blake Hance. One to ten, this is a very good group with Phil Rauscher one of NFL's best young line coaches. It's a strong group.
2023 Jaguars Training Camp Practice

DL DaVon Hamilton (52)

J.P. Shadrick, Jaguars Senior Report/Editor …

  • It was great to see a big crowd for the in-stadium practice Saturday morning, and the intensity ramped up again with the team back in pads. Plus, after practice, nominated veterans or current service members got to take home special practice jerseys. In the one-on-on pass rush work, defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton is a grown man, and is a force on the interior. Center Luke Fortner spent his offseason in the weight room, and it shows against strong interior defensive linemen. Little has been near perfect so far, and certainly was Saturday in the drill. The team is back to the Miller Electric Center Sunday for what is expected to be the most physical practice in training camp.

Kainani Stevens, Jaguars Team Reporter/Producer ...

  • Saturday's practice had a change of venue as the team took the field in front of fans and military members in the stadium. The scary start of training camp crept in as cornerback Tyson Campbell left practice with a concussion. With safety Andre Cisco and Harrison also dealing with injuries this week, the team will continue to walk the fine line of amping up the physicality while hoping to avoid serious injuries. The next two days will feature the longest, and likely the toughest, practices of camp.

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