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"I thought maybe he was a half-step slower than he has been in practice," Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said of Blaine Gabbert. "Maybe it's the conditions or whatever. The first time with a crowd. He's got undeniable talent. But he just needs reps. He's been here a week." Florida Times-Union

David Garrard said his back is feeling better.  Florida Times-Union

Richard Murphy&39;s road to the NFL was rarely easy. The former Rayville standout running back lost both his parents before ever reaching LSU and at times didn&39;t know if he could play anymore. Once with the Tigers, injuries served as continual obstacles to his career in Baton Rouge. He still managed to reach the next level, though, signing with the Jacksonville Jaguarslast week. Monroe News-Star

Vito Stellino looks around the league in his NFL Confidential.  Florida Times-Union

"I&39;ve had different back-type issues before, nothing ever too severe, nothing ever to really keep me out of anything," Garrard said. "But just something always there aggravating me, always kind of nagging. I just don&39;t want to be one of those guys that when I&39;m done that&39;s walking all limped over and can&39;t stand up straight."  Associated Press

Peter King of looks Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2011.

Paul Kuharsky of thinks the Jaguars should hold off on using Mike Thomas as a punt returner. 

Could the Colts have a very different look in a few years? Indianapolis Star

Dan Pompei's Sunday column for the National Football Post.

New rule likely to limit kickoff returns. New York Times

Tennessee Titans' Cortland Finnegan leaves camp in contract dispute. Tennessean

Sunday notes from The Boston Globe

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Security can&39;t pull away Tyson Alualu from taking signatures. That is a Jacksonville Jaguar.

@RoxieLute (Jaguars fan at Saturday's scrimmage)

Thanks to all the #jaguars fan that showed love tonight! We need you guys to bring some energy all yr baby! Duuuuuuvvvvaaaallll

@ZMiller86 (tight end Zach Miller)

Got the chills under the lights hearing the National Anthem. #hooah

@BlaineGabbert (rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert)

It was awesome to see so many Jaguar fans tonight @the scrimmage! We are going to need you guys all year long! We are in this together!

@MarcedesLewis89 (tight end Marcedes Lewis)

Great turnout by Jag fans at the scrimmage tonight! Can&39;t wait for the season to get here!

@JoshScobee10 (kicker Josh Scobee)

Walking through the smoke on a nfl field was a feeling like no other. Was just a scrimmage, can't wait to see what a real game feels like!

@Gelliman82 (rookie wide receiver Greg Ellingson)

Tonight was awesome, thanks to all the fans that came out and supported

@RodIssac (rookie cornerback Rod Issac)

Great to see all the fans tonight…Love the Support

@MrGrEeNe36 (safety Courtney Greene)

Thanks for everybody caring, but I'm good nothing serious at all just precautionary reasons. I'll be on the field Thursday!  #tunein

@CShorts10 (rookie wide receiver Cecil Shorts)

Stat of the day

The Jaguars were one of seven teams in 2010 to convert at least 75 percent on fourth-and-one situations.  The Jaguars converted 12 times on 16 fourth-and-one tries. 


Players will have Sunday off before returning to the field on Monday.  The Jaguars will open the preseason on Thursday at New England. All practices are now closed to the public. 

The last word

"A lot of excitement in Jacksonville for football. We're certainly excited to be through the first week and a half of camp, and as we typically do like to end that first solid week with a scrimmage here in front of the fans. And nice to see so many people to come out here and show support."

Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio following Saturday night's scrimmage

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