Rookies report: Training camp prep begins
Luke Joeckel understood the moment perfectly. The moment wasn’t as high-profile as April’s NFL Draft, and if he has his way, it won’t be close to a career highlight. But Joeckel said he very much had an awareness Monday driving to EverBank Field that he was about to do something special. The first day of the rest of his life? Yes, Joeckel said, you could say that. “This is the first day of my future, so there were definitely some nerves going on – not really knowing what to expect,” Joeckel said Monday as the Jaguars’ rookie class and the team’s quarterback reported to EverBank Field four days before the opening of 2013 Jaguars Training Camp.
Sizable rebuilding job on defensive line for Jaguars | jacksonville.com
Combine the NFL’s poorest pass rush and 30th-ranked run defense with a new coaching staff and the result is predictable.When players report to training camp Thursday, the Jaguars will have an overhauled defensive line. Nine of the 15 linemen on the roster are new. Among the projected four starters, only Tyson Alualu returns from last August … and he’s playing a new position.
Undrafted rookie quarterback Jordan Rodgers Jacksonville Jaguars career was derailed by injuries before it had any chance to get started. The Jaguars announced on Monday that they had released Rodgers and it looks like they will be carrying four quarterbacks into what figures to be their most intriguing position battle during training camp.
Jacksonville Jaguars third-year receiver Cecil Shorts III will enter training camp next week as the undisputed number one receiver on a team that lacked a legitimate player at the position for years. However, it was not easy for Shorts to get to this point. In a league where some players are "given" roster spots and starting roles based off of hype and potential, Shorts was not. He had to earn his position the old school way - through hard work and perseverance. It started back when he was coming out of high school.