The Jaguars concluded their 2001 training camp with their final practice this afternoon at Ferrell Fields.
"I'm upbeat," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "I'm looking forward to what's coming up. We have two preseason games to go and we still have plenty of chances to see some people perform. You get more specific when you start to game plan and point toward an opponent. As you start to give more and more reps to the players who will be in the season opener, you hope your level of performance goes up. I'd like that kind of focus, that kind of concentration right now."
Coughlin also talked about offensive tackle Tony Boselli, who suffered a bone bruise on his right knee on Sunday. "He's been in treatment all day long. He had a little bit of swelling last evening, but he came in this morning and the swelling went down. He treated it well, was in the pool and did leg raises. He's getting right after it (with his rehabiliation)."
Coughlin didn't say when Boselli would return, but when asked if he would play in the September 9 opener vs. Pittsburgh, he answered, "Oh yeah, I hope so. We'll see. No one's told me any different."
Wide receiver Jimmy Smith missed the first two preseason games after returning from three abdominal surgeries in the offseason, but Coughlin said Smith is expected to play Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. "We're going to let him play a good number of plays. It won't be one series and out. He needs to get tackled and feel like he's in the game."
The Jaguars return to their regular-season schedule on Tuesday. All practices are now closed to the public.