The Jacksonville Jaguars held two practice sessions today at the practice fields at Alltel Stadium to begin their second week of training camp and prepare for their first game week. The Jaguars will travel to Dolphin Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins in their first preseason game on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
"We want to continue to teach but certainly the closer we get to games and the closer we get to the regular season the more the urgency has to pick up," said head coach Jack Del Rio. "When you start getting into games it becomes very important that you crank it up. Make sure you secure a spot on this team and find a role for yourself and we have a lot of competition so we should have no problem retaining the focus."
In the morning practice wide receivers Matt Jones and Troy Edwards returned to the practice field after missing time with minor injuries.
"I'm glad to see Matt come back this morning. Matt and Troy both made it back to practice and ran around a little bit. They got some work and we'll bring them along. They both should be able to play this weekend, so that was a good sign for us," said Del Rio.
Camp will continue on Tuesday with two practice sessions at 11:00 a.m. (special teams practice) and 7:15 p.m. (pads) on the practice fields at Alltel Stadium.
NOTE OF THE DAY: NFL HEAD COACHES WITH NFL PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Jack Del Rio has the second-longest playing tenure in the NFL among active head coaches. He played 11 seasons in the NFL, with New Orleans (1985-86), Kansas City (1987-88), Dallas (1989-91) and Minnesota (1992-95). Here are the head coaches with the longest stay in the NFL as a player:
COACH YEARS IN NFL
Art Shell 15
Jack Del Rio 11
Herman Edwards 10
Gary Kubiak 9