Today, some Jacksonville Jaguars players were supposed to be doing self-organized workouts in front of the media. They had apparently been doing them previously, but no media were allowed and/or present. According to Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, the players have cancelled the practice scheduled today due to a "scheduling conflict". "Jags cancel workout due to "scheduling conflict" In other words, they couldn't line up enough guys," Frenette tweeted.
Honestly, I didn't get the point of the practices in the first place. Well, I get the point of them if you have the necessary players for it. As it stood it would have been Jaguars quarterback David Garrard and I have no idea who else. I know who wasn't going to be at the practices, however. Wide receivers Mike Thomas and Jason Hill are both out west (the penciled in starting wide receivers), along with Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis. Lewis wouldn't have come regardless because he's planning on sitting pretty out in California until a long-term contract can be worked out with the team. Then starting running back Maurice Jones-Drew is rehabbing and likely wouldn't have practiced anyway. That would mean they'd be practicing with Garrard as the lone offensive skill-position starter.
Frenette threw in a nice quip at Garrard in his follow-up tweet, "So does that mean Garrard's pockets aren't as deep as Drew Brees? Weird." Saints quarterback Drew Brees had been financing some of the Saints' players workout expenses.