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Top of the morning news for September 5, 2011

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Jaguars sign seven to practice squad.  jaguars.com

"It's important to have great people around here who want to be here, who want to win a championship and not just collect a check," Lewis said.  The Times-Union

"I&39;ve written the Coltscan win with Kerry Collinsand they can but the Jaguars can also easily sneak in there. Unless I&39;m totally crazy which is possible."  CBSSports.com

"Hours after a local sports talk radio host tweeted that Peyton Manningwould need a second surgery on his injured neck, prompting more speculation about the Manning&39;s opening-day status, Irsay responded through his favorite social media site."  CNNSI.com

Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback.  CNNSI.com

"The sense of loss was deep when Selmon, one of the most decorated and revered citizens in Tampa Bay area history, died at St. Joseph&39;s Hospital on Sunday, two days after suffering a massive stroke at his Tampa home. He was 56."  The Tampa Tribune

"The good thing about a reputation is they believe things before you go in," Phillips said. "When I was first coordinator, I had to convince everybody that I knew what I was doing. It does help. It helps that, &39;Hey, this guy knows what he&39;s doing (and) if we&39;ll get the things that he says right, then it will work.&39;"  Houston Chronicle

Scouting the opponent

"He is not bashful when it comes to what he thinks he can accomplish, and that's a good thing," Titans Coach Mike Munchak said. "You get the last piece of your puzzle finally, so now you can kind of figure out how you are going to use that now."  The Tennessean

Analyzing the Titans schedule.  The Tennessean

Tweet, Tweet

Hey Jacksonville!!! I'm still here…its official…Much love from ya boy "40"

@OlsLyFoxx (rookie running back DuJuan Harris)

4 days 'til NFL season opens.  And number of shutouts in 256 games in 2010 (11 in '09)

@BaxFootballGuru (ESPN researcher Russell Baxter)

Thanking God and the Jaguars for a great opportunity!!

@MrBeiler (rookie wide receiver Tyler Beiler)

In the cutdown to 53, 62 undrafted players made the rosters.  That's surprisingly high.  Last year, 51 made opening day rosters.

@ClaytonESPN (ESPN's John Clayton)

Well it's official man I am a Jaguar…Thank God for all his blessings he has given me I can't even put into words how I feel right now!

@mnlockley (rookie linebacker Michael Lockley)

S/O everyone, thanks again for all your support.  Been reflecting all day.  All your tweets have made me realize how amazing you all are. #salute

@FredTaylorMade (former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor)

Went to walmart with @WillRackley and he walked around for 45 mins and didn't buy a thing!! #neveragain

@CecilShortsIII (rookie wide receiver Cecil Shorts III)

Stat of the day

Of the Jaguars 53 players on the current roster, 43 were acquired in the last three seasons.

Schedule

The Jaguars begin preparations for the Tennessee Titans today with a morning practice at the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. 

The last word

"That's the most I've played on the right side (2010 season). Obviously I'm ambidextrous in how I do things, but I do most of my stuff with my right arm, but I got some great reps on the right side last year. I'm getting used to my left arm kind of being a power joust and stuff like that. I can play either side, but I've pretty much focused a lot of work on the left this year."

Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman on whether he has a preference for the right or left side

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