The Jacksonville Jaguars will wrap up the first week of training camp tonight with a scrimmage at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Players will take the field at 7:00 p.m. with the scrimmage set to start at 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville native Heather Bureau will be singing the national anthem just before the scrimmage.
"We're going to get some good work," Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said. "We've got a lot to work on. We'll put our team through some situations. It'll be a little bit different in terms of what we do and how we do it, but there'll be some good spirited football going on out there and we'll enjoy that. It's always fun doing it in front of the fans - cheerleaders, mascot, all that involved in it."
Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and fans must enter through Gates 1 or 4 at the south end of the stadium. There is no charge for admission or parking. Free parking will be available in Lots J, P, C and D. Fans are reminded that the Hart Bridge is closed on weekends for painting, so alternate routes should be taken including the Matthews Bridge and the Main Street Bridge.
Brian Sexton, Jeff Lageman and Vic Ketchman will be broadcasting during the scrimmage live on WOKV AM & FM Radio (690, 106.5) from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The 2009 ROAR of the Jaguars will perform during the evening, as well as the D-Line. Special appearances will be made by Jaxson de Ville and the Jax Pack. A brief autograph session with the complete roster of players will take place immediately following the scrimmage.
Jaguars awarded Don Carey off waivers
The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed and were awarded rookie defensive back Don Carey off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. The Jaguars waived rookie defensive back Mesphin Forrester.
Carey, 5-11, 192, was selected in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Browns and was waived on August 6. He was a four-year starter at Norfolk State where he played safety and cornerback. He finished with five interceptions as a senior and garnered All-MEAC honors as a junior and senior. He played in the East-West Shrine Game following his senior season.
A native of Norfolk, Va., Carey attended Booker T. Washington High School where he played defensive back, receiver and was a return specialist.