Plenty hot for the 5th Jaguars practice of training camp, the first one in full pads. Working out on the far field, fans in attendance didn’t have much of a view of what was going on with the offense and defense.
The team did do some one-on-one offensive line vs. defensive line drills. A straight-ahead, bull rush from the defensive line was effectively held off by most of the offensive linemen, especially rookie AJ Cann. He’s in a position battle with Zane Beadles at left guard as the Jaguars coaches try to assess whether Beadles was below expectations last year because of the guys around him (Joeckel/Bowanko) l or if he took a step back from his days in Denver.
Aurelious Benn was working with the first team offense at wide receiver. At 6’2″ and 220 lbs, he’s the kind of physical receiver the Jaguars would like to have compliment the rest of the pass catchers.
Marqise Lee took a mis-step running the long crossing routes about midway through practice and stepped out of the drill. He walked over to the sideline and eventually wandered into the cool zone. He didn’t grab anything but it appeared he tweaked either his knee, ankle or hamstring. He’s just working his was back from knee problems in the off-season so Gus Bradley will update his status at the end of practice.
Jonathan Cyprien, Davon House, Aaron Colvin, Sergio Brown and Demetrius McCray were working with the first team defensive backfield in the nickel package. Brown and McCray are easy to spot because of their size. Colvin is quick to react to the break coming off his injury last year. House will start at one corner.
Bryan Walters, a free-agent receiver brought in from Seattle this year made a couple of nice catches during the 2 minute drill. Walters is listed at 6′ and 190 lbs but looks a little smaller than that. Good hands and quick feet though, Welker-esque.
While the team was working the second team 11-on-11 drill, Blake Bortles went to a separate field to throw routes to Julius Thomas and Marcedes Lewis, exclusively. Haven’t seen that before.
We’ll update the practice report this afternoon after hearing from Bradley, Bortles and the rest of the players in the locker room.