The Jaguars held their second special teams practice this morning in the rain at the practice fields and will complete their final evening practice in preparation for the team's live scrimmage tomorrow inside Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Jaguars will have a morning practice session on Friday at 10:15 a.m. (hats) before the scrimmage at 7:00 p.m.
Defensive tackle Marcus Stroud, who missed a career-high five games in 2006, has returned to the practice field during training camp after offseason surgery on his injured ankle. The three-time Pro Bowl starter is expecting to return to form and for the Jaguars defense to raise their level of play this season.
"I'm getting there. I'm feeling pretty good about what we are doing so far. Definitely not satisfied and definitely have some other things to do," said Stroud. "I have high expectations for myself this season, which I will try to go and reach if I can stay healthy. I think we can be very good. We are playing pretty good right now and I think if everybody can stay healthy and do the things we need to do, then we will have a chance."
The scrimmage will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. and will be open to the public. There is no charge for admission or parking. Brian Sexton, Jeff Lageman and Cole Pepper will broadcast the scrimmage live on WOKV AM/FM (690, 106.5) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
On Friday night, gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and fans can enter through Gates 1, 2 or 4. There will be special performances by The 2007 ROAR, the Jaguars D-Line, Jaxson de Ville and the Jaguars Jax Pack. Specially priced concessions will be available in the Bud Zone and the Jagwear stores will be open with all new 2007 merchandise.