Lewis makes special visit
##### Getting his feet wet
2009 seventh-round pick Zach Miller had his first taste of playing tight end in the Valero Cactus Bowl in January, an NCAA Division II all-star game held each year in Kingsville, Texas. Miller made an impression in the game, finishing with five receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown.
NFL teams knew the former college quarterback would have to make a position switch in order to play at the pro level. Miller's size and athleticism made him a natural fit at tight end and he will also compete for a role on special teams with the Jaguars.
"There are a ton of things I have to work on," Miller said. "A lot of technique, footwork and sharpening up my route running. I have to refine it and keep working at it."
Miller, 6-4, 240, threw for over 4,000 yards and rushed for a school-record 50 touchdowns at Nebraska-Omaha. He became only the third tight end drafted by the Jaguars in the last seven years and the first player in his school's history since 2004.
With three days of mini-camp under his belt, Miller feels like he had a little advantage by playing quarterback in college.
"I think it's a huge advantage for me because that's how I learned the offense every time I have been in an offense," Miller said. "My approach has always been to learn every position and hopefully I can get to the point where I can learn everything inside and out and help the offense. "
The Nebraska native planned to return home to Wahoo and spend the next two weeks studying the playbook before returning to Jacksonville. One thing is certain; his days throwing passes are over.
"I'm a tight end and that is what I'm going to be," Miller said.
##### Gaining some knowledge
Several Jaguars have taken full advantage of having The Players at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach this weekend. Rashean Mathis and Scott Starks followed Tiger Woods during his nine-hole practice round on Tuesday, and Maurice Jones-Drew and Derek Landri went out on Wednesday to do the same. Landri, Jones-Drew and kicker Josh Scobee had a chance to talk with Woods following his round.
"He's unbelievable," Jones-Drew said. "It's great to see him in person."
Kicker Josh Scobee was up close and personal with Woods on Tuesday and will be doing the same with several other golfers throughout the weekend. Scobee is serving as a marshal escort for the event which includes walking with a group for all 18 holes.
Closer look at Holt's numbers
Veteran wide receiver Torry Holt is entering his 11th NFL season after being selected with the sixth overall pick by St. Louis in 1999. Holt has played in 158 games with career totals of 869 receptions for 12,660 yards and 74 touchdowns. Here's a closer look at his career:
Has started 10 postseason games including two Super Bowls. He finished with seven receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown in the Super Bowl XXXIV win over Tennessee in 1999. He set a Super Bowl rookie record for receptions and receiving yards. * Recorded 48 career 100-yard receiving games including two in the postseason. In addition, he has 98 receptions of 25-plus yards. *
Ranked 11th all-time in NFL receptions and 14th in receiving yards. * Ranked first in NFL history with an average of 80.1 receiving per game. *
Registered 80-plus receptions, 1,000-plus receiving yards and five-plus touchdowns in eight of 10 seasons. He has recorded 90-plus receptions in six seasons. * Of the 20 receivers currently in the Hall of Fame, none had more receptions or receiving yards than Holt in his first 158 games. *
Has made at least one reception in 153 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak among active players and the 10th-longest in NFL history. * Has more receptions against San Francisco (196) than against any other team. *
Manuwai to host party
Offensive tackle Tra Thomas is filming a public service announcement next week for the Coast Guard at its Jacksonville base in Atlantic Beach to promote boating safety … Defensive end Quentin Groves visited a second grade class at Grace Episcopal Day School on Tuesday … Tony Pashos, Atiyyah Ellison, Mkristo Bruce and Jonathan Lewis showed their support for Teacher Appreciation Week on Monday at Mount Herman ESE Center in Jacksonville.
##### The last word
"I think adapting to the speed and learning the terminology. It's the same thing but just different names for them. It's more technique-sound so one person can mess up the whole play. It's a lot of technique things that you have to sharpen up that you did on the college level."
Third-round pick Terrance Knighton on the main difference between college and the NFL