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Wright On

Florida Times-Union reporter Michael C. Wright covers the ins and outs of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this blog, he'll share behind-the-scenes anecdotes not published within the pages of the T-U, in addition to offering up incessant ramblings about nothing such as road trips, crummy hotels and not-so-delicious press box food. Perhaps he'll even delve into serious discussions about NFL issues. So ask questions, participate in conversations, or just learn more about the Jags.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

First practice in the books

Nothing elaborate transpired Saturday morning (my wife's birthday by the way) when the Jags opened training camp with their 10:15 practice. Interestingly, the club displayed the most promise in its passing game.

During team passing drills at the end of practice, the football hit the ground just twice. That's right...just two incompletions were thrown between Byron Leftwich, David Garrard and undrafted rookie Lester Ricard. One of those passes - an attempt near the sideline from Leftwich to Jimmy Farris - was knocked away by Gerald Sensabaugh while the other came on a ball thrown low by Ricard to tight end Greg Estandia.

Post-practice interviews included Leftwich, first-round pick Reggie Nelson, Reggie Hayward and Charles Sharon. Read what they had to say in tomorrow's Florida Times-Union and www.jacksonville.com

Also, be sure to hydrate. It's a tad hot out there.


Friday, July 27, 2007

Calling all Jags fans...

Is anybody out there? It's been a while since anyone has sent a question or comment. So I'm curious to know if people still read the blog.

Anyway, it appears that the Jaguars have just one more player to sign before the start of camp. The club signed linebacker Justin Durant on Friday and safety Reggie Nelson officially becomes a holdout if he doesn't report tonight for a team meeting. Vito's story about the Durant signing is up on Jacksonville.com. Check tomorrow's Florida Times-Union for more details on the signing.

As for camp, my advice to fans is HYDRATE. I joked with Vito at a meeting yesterday that he should start drinking plenty of water before the start of camp. I started my hydrating regimen on Thursday.

Also, be sure to check out the blog during camp. We plan to provide lots of live reports and breaking news as it develops on this blog and on www.jacksonville.com. We've also been in the planning stages of revamping coverage on www.ultimatejaguars.com. We'll produce a ton of video and plenty of exciting features about interesting Jags fans, in addition to providing in-depth analysis about the team.

So stay tuned. See you at camp.