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"There&39;s been plenty of talking to him," Del Rio said of Knighton. "He&39;s heard a lot from me. He&39;s heard a lot from [defensive line coach] Joe Cullen. He&39;s heard it from [general manager] Gene Smith. He&39;s heard all the words he needs to hear. It&39;s really up to him." Florida Times-Union

"Aaron Kampman won't say the idea is easily embraceable. But Kampman, the Jaguars' veteran defensive end, said Saturday he's excited about the direction of the defensive line. And if the best thing for that group is him playing fewer snaps, then he said he doesn't mind it."

"And while Del Rio said positives indeed emerged in the preseason opener, there's no question he wants a better result when the team plays host to the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason home opener at EverBank Field Friday at 8 p.m." * *

"I think I just play the way I play," Garrard said. "It's going to be hard to tell me to stop. The only way to stop is to tell me to get off the field. I'm just going to keep playing. I can't worry about that stuff when I'm out there in action, but I can do more maintenance and more rehabbing to make sure I keep those symptoms away."

Notebook from a busy Saturday at Jaguars training camp. Florida Times-Union

Maurice Jones-Drew returned to the practice field on Saturday. Florida Times-Union

<span face="">How 2011&39;s rookies fared during the first week. *<span data-scayt_word="" data-scaytid="33"></span>* </span>

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton participated in drills for the first time on Saturday. Associated Press

Postcard from Texans camp.

Paul Kuharsky of gives his thoughts on the Titans and Colts preseason openers.

"The most perplexing issue in the NFLsince the lockout: How have the Eagles put together their high-priced "Dream Team" without the salary cap police raiding their offices?" New York Daily News

Sunday Notes from The Boston Globe.

"Playing at a half-full LP Field, rookie Jake Lockerperformed well enough and also showed a touch of creative flair to leave us wondering whether veteran free-agent acquisition Matt Hasselbeckis a lock to start on Week 1 after all." The Tennessean

"The days are still hot. The practices are still long and tough. But the first set of training camps in the NFL's post-lockout world have been a different experience for players, now that reduced-contact provisions in the sport's new collective bargaining agreementare in effect." The Washington Post

Tweet, Tweet

JDR on Sharks' AFL title: "Outstanding. I'm happy for them. That's our team." #Jaguars #Sharks

@APMarkLong (Mark Long of the Associated Press)

Terrance Knighton looked quick in his first padded practice. Didn't see anything indicating his absence slowed him down. #Jaguars

@taniaganguli (Florida Times-Union reporter Tania Ganguli)

Watching this 'Beyond Scared Straight' documentary…sad that these teens really think the prison system is what they want…smh

@MarcedesLewis89 (tight end Marcedes Lewis)

Wearing a size PERFECT

@TheSeventyFifth (offensive tackle Eugene Monroe)

Not a good day today, gotta bounce back tomorrow

@CShorts10 (rookie wide receiver Cecil Shorts III)

How can you tell if your being too hard on yourself

@WillRackley (rookie offensive tackle Will Rackley)

Another day at the office…#CampLife

@TUnderwood19 (wide receiver Tiquan Underwood)

Stat of the day

76 of the 90 players on the Jaguars roster saw action at New England in the preseason opener.  Center John Estes and Quarterback Luke McCown dressed but did not play, and 12 others did not dress for the game.


The Jaguars will hold two closed practices at the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields on Sunday.

The last word

"I haven't really looked that far into it. I know I've got a lot of work ahead of me. I've got to learn the defense, I've got to learn the scheme, I've got to learn the technique. Whatever they want me to do, whether I come in and play whether I come in and start, I'm just looking to help out the team and help out the defense."

Jaguars defensive end Matt Roth on whether he expects to be a starter

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