The Jacksonville Jaguars were forced to move their afternoon practice inside the West Touchdown Club of ALLTEL Stadium after lightning and a rainstorm sent players hurrying inside only six minutes into the scheduled 4:00 p.m. start.
With the storm expected to continue, new head coach Jack Del Rio had his players change into tennis shoes, and they conducted a 40-minute walk-through inside the club area of the stadium.
The team did complete a two-hour morning practice in full pads, with Del Rio commenting, "The tempo has improved; it's gotten much better. We got a lot accomplished (this morning). The offensive line did some good things in the run drill and loosened up the defense a little bit. I thought we had a good, spirited morning."
Defensive tackle Larry Smith was released from Baptist Medical Center today after being held overnight for observation after suffering heat illness during Sunday morning's practice. "Larry is feeling better and he'll be back soon," said Del Rio. "He had a good night's rest and he's eager to get back. Everything is fine, and we wanted to take every precaution."
In the morning session, cornerback Jason Craft was held out because of an ear problem, and rookie running back LaBrandon Toefield suffered a stinger.
On Tuesday, the Jaguars will practice in full pads at 8:45 a.m. and will hold a special teams practice during the 3:00 p.m. session. Fans attending training camp are urged to park in Lot A, which is at the northeast corner of ALLTEL Stadium.