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With 'Dog Days' in the Rear View, What's Next for the Jaguars? | Campservations: Day 12

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JACKSONVILLE – Jaguars 2023 Training Camp continued Wednesday.

It was the 12th day of the second training camp under Head Coach Doug Pederson, featuring a practice in shorts and shells at the Miller Electric Center. Each day throughout camp, four members of Jaguars Media – senior writer John Oehser, senior correspondent Brian Sexton, senior reporter/editor J.P. Shadrick and team reporter Kainani Stevens – will share an observation.

Here are Wednesday's "campservations:"

John Oehser, Jaguars Senior Writer…

  • We've reached '23 camp's final stretch, with the "dog days" now in the rear view. That doesn't mean it's easy, but Wednesday's practice was about 40 minutes shorter than the Sunday/Monday marathons at the MEC and lacked the padded hitting that made Monday camp's most intense day. Wednesday's highlights were cornerback Chris Claybrooks' one-handed interception off backup quarterback C.J. Beathard and tight end Josh Pederson's last-play, catch-and-run touchdown on a short pass from Beathard. One thought from Wednesday: Wide receiver Zay Jones continues to have a very strong camp. This doesn't necessarily separate him from a talented receiver group that overall has had a strong camp. But if it's easy to overlook Jones in a group that includes wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk and tight end Evan Engram, make no mistake: Jones' presence gives the Jaguars four dangerous weapons in the passing game and he's a reason this could be one of the most productive offenses in franchise history.

Brian Sexton, Jaguars Senior Correspondent …

  • A couple of young defensive linemen are finishing the second full week of camp on an upswing. Tyler Lacy is a tall, long multifaceted defensive tackle with the look of a guy who can play inside or slide out and play the big end role in certain packages. In an era when guys must be able to do different things, he looks like a prototype of what teams want on Day Two or Day Three of the NFL Draft. He has been a handful in one-on-one pass rush for anyone he has lined up against. So, too, has Raymond Vohasek – a seventh-round selection in the '23 draft from North Carolina. He's an inside guy who has flashed with quick hands and power, which is exciting because you can't coach those qualities. He should really benefit from a year on the practice squad and in the weight room.
2023 Jaguars Training Camp Practice

J.P. Shadrick, Jaguars Senior Report/Editor …

  • After a day off for the players Tuesday, Head Coach Doug Pederson on Wednesday came back with a bit of a lighter practice – without pads – and it felt like the second and third teams got a few more reps than normal. The team was off the field by 10:30 a.m., as the Jaguars start prep for Saturday’s 2023 preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The three straight padded practices Saturday, Sunday and Monday set the tone for the physicality this team needs moving forward, but now it's about getting a few clean game reps for the starters and building tape for the younger players battling to make the team.

Kainani Stevens, Jaguars Team Reporter/Producer ...

  • Things are starting to get real, with Wednesday being one of the final practices before the first preseason game in Dallas on Saturday. It was promising to see cornerback Tyson Campbell participate in some parts of practice Wednesday while he remains in concussion protocol. Rookie right tackle Anton Harrison said after practice he is excited to see the first game action of his NFL career – and in the bright lights of Dallas no less. He's expected to play longer than the other starters as we get our first real look at the 2023 draft class.

Game week 🏈 Work hard. Play hard. Swipe through for an inside look from Day 12 of 2023 training camp.

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