"It's good to go up against another team at this point in camp," Del Rio, in his ninth season as the Jaguars' head coach, said following Wednesday evening's session. "It was great. We got some great tape to evaluate. I thought our guys competed well. There wasn't a lot of silliness out here. Both teams understand what it's like to work hard against each other and be successful. It was all solid. I was pleased with how the night went." Jaguars.com
"Because of the lockout, fewer teams have joined forces to do training camp practices together, but with the Jaguars and Falcons set to play in a preseason game Friday night, the teams opted to spend one fully padded practice together on Wednesday night." Florida Times-Union
The Florida Times-Union recaps the 2011 training camp.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith talks about the Jaguars and rookie quarterbacks. *Atlanta-Journal Constitution *
"Hill, entering his first season starting at wide receiver for the Jaguars opposite Mike Thomas, said on Wednesday the process of adapting to the summer late-July/August conditions contributed to what he said was a "sluggish" start early in Jaguars 2011 Training Camp." jaguars.com
The Jaguars are happy to have D'Anthony Smith at full strength. jaguars.com
"All 32 NFL teams will thank their fans for their continued support with a special preseason fan appreciation program. Each club will select 90 fans to receive an autographed jersey from players during one of its preseason games." jaguars.com
"If there was concern regarding Arian Foster&39;s mindset, specifically whether the previous 10 days he&39;d spent nursing a nagging hamstring injury had any lingering mental effect on the Texans running back, it was alleviated after Wednesday&39;s morning practice." Houston Chronicle
The Tampa Bay Buccaneershad the youngest team in the NFLlast season, when they nearly made the playoffs, improving from 3-13 in 2009 to 10-6. With one of the NFL&39;s youngest general managers, Mark Dominik, 40, projecting that perhaps 10 rookies will make the 53-man roster, they will be even younger this season. USA Today
Cam Newton will start for Carolina on Friday.
Training Camp Today with Terrance Knighton.
Looking forward to mixin it up with the Falcons today @ practice. Gettin some good work against a good well coached team..#TrainingCamp
@MarcedesLewis89 (tight end Marcedes Lewis)
Fast fact: Been to 6 NFL training camps this summer and seen zero fights. In 30 yrs of camps, that's a 1st. No two-a-days = cooler heads
@JarrettBell (Jarrett Bell of USA Today)
3 camps down, x (x) to go!
@TheSeventyFifth (offensive tackle Eugene Monroe)
Made some good plays, made some mistakes but hey that's why we out here. The goal is to get better everyday, looking forward to Friday
@CShorts10 (rookie wide receiver Cecil Shorts III)
Bye bye camp
@WillRackley (rookie guard Will Rackley)
Friday's game will be broadcast nationally on FOX, locally on WAWS (Ch. 30). Kenny Albert will handle play-by-play duties with Daryl Johnston providing analysis. Tony Siragusa will serve as field reporter.
Friday's game will be broadcast on the Jaguars Radio Network which extends to 10 affiliates in Florida and Georgia. The Jaguars' flagship stations are WOKV AM & FM (690, 106.5). Brian Sexton (play-by-play) and former Jaguars defensive end Jeff Lageman (analyst) are in their ninth season together calling all Jaguars games. Sexton has called every Jaguars game in franchise history.
Stat of the day
Tight end Marcedes Lewis is 277 yards from setting the team record for most receiving yards by a tight end held by Kyle Brady (2,500).
The Jaguars will hold a short walkthrough this morning at the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. The Jaguars host Atlanta on Friday at EverBank Field. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.
The last word
"There's been a lot of change in terms of the personnel. I was very impressed the way the football team looked tonight. There's a lot of young physical guys and I thought we had a very good session with these guys, but there's probably only about eight or nine guys probably on the roster that were here when I left. It is a different looking football team but I thought that they have some really good looking players."
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on the Jaguars