Gabbert, competing with
He participated in positional drills and 7-on-7 work, and also participated in three plays of live team drills.
Gabbert had a similar workload Wednesday, but did not work any “team” that day.
“He was good,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said after the two-and-half-hour workout at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields.
“In his situation, we wanted to see how he would do in practice. We talked it over with (Trainer) Mike Ryan and he (Gabbert) went that live session. I think that shows great courage and heart to go in there. He’s competing. He’s competing his tail off. That’s what took place.”
Thursday marked the Jaguars’ second practice in full pads after working in shoulder pads Sunday and Monday and full pads Wednesday.
Bradley moved the team into live work Thursday, and for the final half hour of practice, the result was perhaps the hardest-hitting session of the week.
“We felt like we needed some ‘team,’ some live reps,” Bradley said. “We did that at the very end. We got the first, second and third groups some live reps and we need it. It was very competitive. We started practice with special teams with a competitive drill where we called everybody over. Then we went right into one on ones and put the linebackers, running backs and tight ends against each other. . .
“We had extremely competitive one-on-one situations throughout practice, and I thought there were some very good things.”
“That was planned before we started training camp with some of our guys,” Bradley said.
The Jaguars are scheduled to go through a walk-through Thursday evening, and will resume practice Friday at 9:55 a.m. at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields.
PLAY OF THE DAY
The play of the day on Thursday came from safety
And on this play, the third-year veteran had some help from another third-year veteran, wide receiver
On the play, Shorts caught an intermediate pass from Gabbert and turned the play into a 20-yard gain. Shorts, the standout player of 2013 Training Camp during the first week, fumbled at the end of the play, with Prosinski picking up the fumble and returning it for a touchdown.
“Everybody has their day in training camp, and that’s going to happen,” Bradley said. “Cecil plays with great pride, and I know he’s probably looking at that play and going, ‘How did that happen? What in the world happened?’ But it’s a great lesson. That’s why we practice and that’s why we have training camp, to try to eliminate those plays in games.”
Said Shorts, “I was going down and someone knocked it out from behind. It was a good play by them and a learning experience for me. I’d rather get it out of the way now.”
1.Jaguars Owner Shad Khan attended practice.
5.Rookie defensive end
LOOKING ON . . .
*Reserve running back Jordan Todman has had a solid camp early. Although not one of the more publicized players entering camp, Todman appears to have taken advantage of the extra reps available because the Jaguars are bringing Jones-Drew back at a measured pace. Todman has had a long run most days, and appears to be running quick and with power between the tackles. He could get significantly more reps now with Forsett injured.