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Jaguars 2013 minicamp: Henne prepares for competition
Chad Henne is well used to this. He has been here before. This is the offseason, and as the Jaguars’ veteran quarterback sees it, the NFL offseason is the time for talk and speculation. For others, that is. For players, it’s a time for preparation. That’s what Henne said he is doing now, preparing, so come training camp – the time that matters – he will be ready. Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley is about competition, and as Henne sees it, August will be about competition between him and Blaine Gabbert.

Jaguars to wrap up offseason with final minicamp practice, open to public | jacksonville.com
Like a mechanic who has spent months behind closed doors rebuilding an old car, the Jaguars will lift the garage door on Thursday and give fans their first look at the progress they’re making in rebuilding the team.After 15 veteran offseason practices — 10 organized team activities and two minicamps — the Jaguars will open their final offseason drill to the public at 11 a.m. Thursday. The only other drills open to the public were rookie minicamp practices.

Jaguars minicamp report: Kafka gets to work
When it comes to the NFL, Mike Kafka said he’s beyond being surprised. So, when the Jaguars claimed the third-year quarterback off waivers from the New England Patriots on Tuesday, he did what anyone would do. He got to Jacksonville in a hurry, and he went to work. “You just take it one day at a time,” Kafka said Wednesday following the second of three 2013 minicamp practices the Jaguars are holding this week at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields adjacent to EverBank Field. “You take it step-by-step.”

Notes before Day 2 of Jaguars camp - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Four notes from my first day with the Jaguars before diving into Day 2 of minicamp. 1) Coach Gus Bradley said that Maurice Jones-Drew spoke to the entire team on Monday night, offering an apology for his recent distraction. 2) What happens in team periods in these practices is off the record and can’t be shared by the media. But when Bradley fields a question about something that unfolds and choses to address it, some details can be revealed. The coach acknowledged that seventh-round rookie cornerback Demetrius McCray got some work with the first team and said McCray “did a good job with it.”