Jaguars news roundup 7/27

Sam Greenwood

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

Jaguars Notebook: No shortage of work for Cecil Shorts | jacksonville.com
If the Jaguars’ first day of training camp is any indication, fantasy football players might be advised to draft wide receiver Cecil Shorts.With Justin Blackmon still sidelined with a groin injury, Shorts was a popular target during the opening practice of training camp, catching 10 passes.Shorts is likely to be the Jaguars’ go-to receiver this year.“He competes and competes,’’ coach Gus Bradley said.Shorts, who said he doesn’t know much about fantasy football, likes the heavy workload.

Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville Jaguars finishes first workout without any pain - ESPN
Maurice Jones-Drew's first carry in more than nine months barely got beyond the line of scrimmage. It was a huge gain for the Jacksonville Jaguars, though. Jones-Drew completed his first workout with the team since a season-ending foot injury in October. He competed without setbacks, without pain and without apprehension -- all positive signs for the three-time Pro Bowler and for the rebuilding Jaguars. "It just feels comfortable making those cuts and knowing there's no pain in the foot, ankle, whatever," Jones-Drew said. "Not running for eight months, it's like, 'Can I still do it?' But I've been playing football for 20 years and it's just natural."

First off the field: 7/26
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.”

Jaguars host auditions to find new P.A. announcer | firstcoastnews.com

The Jaguars are in search of a new public address announcer, and they've allowed everyone to have a shot at winning the job. In the last few weeks, the Jaguars have asked people to send in applications through their website. On Friday night, 11 finalists auditioned for the job in front of a handful of judges at EverBank Field. Among the finalists are Joshua Jackson, the current P.A. announcer for the Sharks and Jack O'Brien, the current P.A. announcer at Gators football games.

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