JACKSONVILLE – Practice No. 1 came and went, and Gus Bradley liked what he saw.
The Jaguars held their first 2013 Training Camp practice Friday morning at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields, working about two hours and finishing around noon in 88 degreee temperatures in downtown Jacksonville.
It was the first training camp practice under first-year Head Coach Gus Bradley.
“You could see it was great to get the guys back on the field,” Bradley said shortly after practice. “We’re back to football.”
The two-hour workout was held without pads, with players working in helmets. Quarterbacks
Bradley said he liked the work ethic and the tempo of the first official training camp work.
The Jaguars are scheduled to hold a walkthrough Friday afternoon that is closed to the public, and will hold an open practice at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields Saturday at 9:55 a.m.
As expected, safety
“He’s right where we thought he’d be,” Bradley said of Jones-Drew. “We’ll bring him along.”
PLAY OF THE DAY
Sanders, a fourth-round wide receiver from South Carolina who has worked his way into the front-line rotation at the slot, went deep during 7-on-7 drills late in practice. Gabbert, who had been consistent at times and inconsistent at others early, found him along the left sideline and hit him in stride for a 40-yard gain close to the goal line.
It’s the sort of play Sanders turned in late in minicamp, and one that has many believing his speed can help him make an impact out of the slot as a rookie.
3.Sanders and Gabbert hooked up later in practice, and the two appear to be developing some early chemistry.
5.Ball and wide receiver
LOOKING ON . . .
*Rookie quarterback Matt Scott, like all Jaguars quarterbacks, struggled at times with consistency on Friday, but he continued to show big-time arm strength. It would be a surprise if he pushes Henne or Gabbert for the starting job, but he could play his way into a future in the next few weeks.
*It appears Jones-Drew was right all along. He insisted throughout the offseason that he would be healthy and in shape in time for training camp. He worked with the first team throughout and appeared to have no aftereffects from the foot injury that ended his season last season. He also looked close to playing weight, though as he said earlier this week he probably will still lose a few more pounds.