Florida Times-Union columnist Gene Frenette writes:
"When training camp practice begins today, all those wait-and-see code words (rebuilding, patience and x-year plan, to name a few) should be outlawed. Sure, there are still elements of construction in place, but at some point, Jacksonville has a right to expect its NFL team to elevate itself to special."
Jacksonville Daily Record takes a look at the Jaguars ticket situation.
Frenette doesn't foresee any problems signing Blaine Gabbert and Marcedes Lewis.
Maurice Jones-Drew's response to his knee surgery in the offseason, ""That's G14 classified."
Don Banks of CNNSI.com looks at the many moves being made at the quarterback position in free agency.
Rick Reilly of ESPN.com spent a day with a NFL agent on Tuesday.
AFC South guru Paul Kuharsky takes a closer look at the linebackers in the division.
Are veterans seeing more opportunities to break the bank in free agency?
Former Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin received a contract extension.
Here's a look at the free agency plans for AFC South rival Houston.
Back to Football
The Jaguars will hold a special "Back to Football" event tonight at 5 p.m. outside the practice fields. Activities will include a live band, free food samples from Bubba Burger and several games for children. Fans will hear from Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Jaguars Owner Wayne Weaver and a host of players prior to practice at 6:45 p.m.
Day 1…We got our 1stday of meetings done. Looking forward to day 2. Goodnight twit world, gotta study. #GottaGetBetter
@TBrack41 (Jaguars defensive back Tyron Brackenridge late Wednesday night)
Just got done with a great conditioning test #BLESSED
@Murph4_13 (Undrafted rookie Richard Murphy)
A lot to study. See you in few days!
@Gelliman82 (Undrafted rookie Greg Ellingson)
Study this Playbook Then Takin it Down #CampLife
@TUnderwood19 (Wide receiver Tiquan Underwood)
Physical done, paperwork done, hotel check-in done, back to the crib to c my girls for a bit b4 we begin this championship run
@ZMiller86 (Tight end Zach Miller)
Stats, stats and more stats
Josh Scobee needs 103 points to surpass Mike Hollis as the all-time leading scorer in franchise history. Scobee enters the season with 662 points (144 field goals, 230 PATs) while Hollis leads with 764 (175 field goals, 239 PATs). Scobee has produced 100-plus points in three different seasons (2006, 2005, 2010).
They said it
"Jason is really just kind of coming into the second half of his first year here but we worked a little bit in the offseason to make sure that he stayed up to date with a lot of our system and with him now being one of the guys that's going to be utilized more and more, he'll fit in just fine and I love his ability and what he can do. He's a smooth route runner, he catches all the balls, and I'm still surprised at how he's not with San Francisco anymore."
Jaguars quarterback David Garrard on wide receiver Jason Hill
The Jaguars take the field for the first time in 2011 at 10:45 a.m. on the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields adjacent to EverBank Field. The Jaguars will hold a special "Back to Football" night beginning at 5:00 p.m. outside the practice fields. Practice begins at 7 p.m. Both practices are open to the public.