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Jaguars news roundup 7/26

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A new era – here, at last
The dead zone is over; the offseason program, long since gone. The Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields are clean, mowed and painted, and the 90 Jaguars whose futures will begin again Friday on those fields reported to 2013 Training Camp at EverBank Field on Thursday. The hallways were clean. New logos adorned the walls. A state-of-the-art upgrade to the training facility and weight room was freshly completed shortly before the players’ arrival Thursday – to go along with the state-of-the-art locker room upgrade put in place last season. New coaching staff, new front office, new logo . . .

Ready or not, rookies on spot in Jaguars training camp |
Jaguars outside linebacker Russell Allen remembers his first training camp well.It was grim.Not because of the difficult practices, but the quiet moments at night.As an undrafted free agent, Allen signed with the Jaguars in 2009. The 6-foot-3, 238-pound Allen has gone on to play in 64 games for the Jaguars and start in 31.Of the 31 rookies participating in their first camp practice Friday, 23 were undrafted free agents in April. That’s over a quarter of the entire 90-man roster.

Jaguars cut TE Kyler Reed, S Chris Banjo, sign WR Cole McKenzie, PK Adam Yates | Fox News
he Jacksonville Jaguars have cut tight end Kyler Reed and safety Chris Banjo, making room for receiver Cole McKenzie and place-kicker Adam Yates. The Jaguars made the moves Thursday, the eve of training camp. Jacksonville had been looking for a second place-kicker for camp and needed another receiver after placing Justin Blackmon (groin) and Taylor Price (foot) on the physically unable to perform list.

Meester ready for 14th Jaguars camp |
Jaguars center Brad Meester will start his 14th training camp this morning, and the new offensive coaching staff will acknowledge his veteran status by giving him breaks over the next six weeks.“We’ll manage his snaps in camp,” offensive line coach George Yarno said. “He’s had a lot of practice.”Yarno said the “main thing,” is getting Meester to the Week 1 opener against Kansas City in good order.“Obviously they did some stuff with me last year but I don’t know what that entails this year,” Meester said. “I’m sure I’ll find out as we go along.”

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