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2012 Jaguars Training Camp Preview: Wide Receiver

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June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas (80) during minicamp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
June 12, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas (80) during minicamp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

The Jacksonville Jaguars report for training camp on July 26 with practices beginning July 27. One are that will be a fun one to watch will be at the wide receiver position. First-round pick wide receiver Justin Blackmon may or may not be in camp, as the team is still trying to sign the fifth-overall pick to a contract with protection for the team as the hangup. Blackmon should be in the mix for the team's No. 2 receiver position.

At the No. 1 receiver position, newly signed free agent Laurent Robinson should have the position on lockdown. Outside of the battle for the No. 2 position, the other big battle will be for the slot/No. 3 receiver position. While most would assumingly place Mike Thomas in that position, it may not be his by default as he struggled in spring practice and much of last season. Thomas will have to fight off a few rookies, Lee Evans, and even second-year receiver Cecil Shorts III.