Jaguars slow tempo in preparation for Friday night's scrimmage


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Day No. 7 of training camp the Jacksonville Jaguars slowed down the tempo in preparation for Friday night’s scrimmage at EverBank Field. By design the players worked out in helmets and shorts but no pads and practice ended 20-25 minutes earlier than usual.

“It was a good practice,” said Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. “Obviously, we have a scrimmage tomorrow so the tempo and plays we ran we cut down a little.”

Several players had the day off including wide receiver Allen Hurns, defensive end Dante Fowler and cornerback Davon House. Wide receiver Marquise Lee is still being held out with a hamstring issue but Bradley mentioned that Lee’s progress is improving daily. Offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum missed his second straight practice and Bradley is unsure of his status for Friday. Bradley did however reassure that Beachum hasn’t experienced any setbacks, from his ACL injury, and this rest has been part of their plan all along.

As for the action on the field it was another solid practice by the defense. Both linebacker Telvin Smith and cornerback Dwayne Gratz made interceptions.

Friday’s scrimmage will also be open to the public with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. In order to attend fans must first register at Jaguars.com.  Following the scrimmage there will be a fireworks show.