Jaguars Training Camp Round Up

Let's take a spin around the internet and see what others are saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp.

Gene Frenette: Jaguars GM Gene Smith can’t worry about doubters | jacksonville.com
Unless there’s a catastrophic injury or unforeseen development this preseason, the Jaguars are probably done with major acquisitions in free agency. That leaves a lot of folks wondering why general manager Gene Smith didn’t do more to beef up the roster at wide receiver and in the pass rush. It’s a valid point, and the answer goes to the core of evaluating Smith’s performance.

Gabbert Watch: Will the Rookie Start in 2011? " Black and Teal | A Jacksonville Jaguars Blog
I’m not gonna lie – I never saw this coming. Sure, I expected some hype and excitement to surround the Jaguars’ pick of a highly-regarded quarterback in the top 10 of this year’s draft. David Garrard is by no means "finished" in Jacksonville, but the selection of Blaine Gabbert represents a youthful dose of hope for the Jaguars franchise that will hopefully carry us well into the future.

In a young man's game, Jaguars' Matt Turk is still kicking | jacksonville.com
He'll say the scars all over his arm are from a shark bite, and it's a believable story until Jaguars punter Matt Turk's mouth widens into a smile and his 43-year-old eyes crinkle. As he asks why that's not believable, his voice lilts with his Wisconsin accent.

Lions land Nate Hughes on waivers | ProFootballTalk
The Lions added another body at receiver on Wednesday, claiming on waiver former Jaguars wideout Nate Hughes. Hughes entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2008, and he was on the active roster in Jacksonville for eight games in 2009.

Magnificent Seven I - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
Each week in the Magnificent Seven, jaguars.com Senior Writer John Oehser will offer seven thoughts on things Jaguars-related . . . 7.Waiting and seeing. Here’s what we know: The Jaguars are better defensively than they were last season, better than two weeks ago. The recent free-agency signings undoubtedly will be upgrades, and whereas last season – the last few seasons, really – the Jaguars were simply out-talented in too many games, that won’t happen as often this season.

Jack Del Rio Foundation to host special backpack giveaway - Press release on jaguars.com
The Jack Del Rio Foundation will hold a special back-to-school event at the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields following Thursday’s morning practice. More than 250 children will receive a backpack full of school supplies and two tickets to one of the Jaguars’ two home preseason games. Several members of the Episcopal High School football team will be distributing the backpacks to the children.

Jaguars center Brad Meester to host six-year old Luke Akerstrom at practice - Press release on jaguars.com
Jaguars center Brad Meester is hosting six-year old Luke Akerstrom and more than 100 of his family, friends and physical therapists at Thursday’s practice. Following practice, Meester is providing a catered lunch to the group inside the stadium.

Post-lockout grades from Scouts Inc. - AFC South Blog - ESPN
With my magical user name and password, I cracked into this Insider file. So I am able to share some of the AFC South elements of Scouts Inc.’s Matt Williamson’s assessments and grades of free agency.

Making The Cut | August
Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed all their draft picks and free agents, I'd like to talk about which players should make the cut. More to the point, which players will make the final roster. The Jaguars have already cut some veterans, letting them sign on with other teams if they can. They have released long-time offensive guard Vince Manuwai due to injury and weight issues.

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