The Jacksonville Jaguars begin their three-day mandatory mini camp this morning after 10 voluntary days of OTAs.
While there are some things we’ll be looking for — Josh Allen’s fit with all the defenders, Nick Foles throwing against something more competitive than air, and the offensive line gelling — the most noteworthy thing about the next three days is Yannick Ngakoue’s absence because of a contract dispute.
What’s standing out from Day 1 of mandatory mini camp? Follow along with everything Jaguars by checking out our live blog throughout the day.
4:25 PM: I am so ready to have a pair of bookend tackles again, Jaguars.
LT Cam Robinson on rookie RT Jawaan Taylor: "A real athletic kid. He's got good suddenness. He's strong. He could be a great player in the long run." #Jaguars— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) June 11, 2019
4:21 PM: Eugene,,, thank u,,,
12:33 PM: My man.
12:01 PM: Oh no.
“Imma ask for so much money, they have to put me on lay-away”— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) June 11, 2019
10:55 AM: Giving Jalen Ramsey a contract extension as quickly as possible seems like a no brainer so of course the Jaguars aren’t going to do it.
Jalen Ramsey says he has been told by the Jaguars that he won’t be receiving a contract extension this year— John Reid (@JohnReid64) June 11, 2019
10:49 AM: The return of the king. Jalen Ramsey explains why he stayed home during voluntary workouts, but honestly — the only thing you need to know is that the workouts were voluntary.
Ramsey: I chose to stay home this off-season just like I did last year. That’s the best move for me and my body. I was able to spend more time with my family. That was really important to me. @Sports4Jax @wjxt4 pic.twitter.com/vz06ZzpIGC— Brian Jackson (@WJXTBJackson) June 11, 2019
10:38 AM: This isn’t the best thing to read when it’s the first day of the secondary at full strength and it’s a live practice with pads.
Not a particularly great passing day by Nick Foles but secondary performed well— John Reid (@JohnReid64) June 11, 2019
10:34 AM: We’ve talked about this a lot, but I think tight ends are going to be a huge part of the Jaguars offense as long as Nick Foles is the quarterback. It suits his style and strengths, as well as the preference of newly hired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
After a very shaky 7-on-7 period, Foles threads beauty to TE O’Shaughnessy in 11-on-11. #Jaguars— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) June 11, 2019
10:18 AM: Looks like the radio silence is over for the media and Day 1 of practice. Doug Marrone speaks about Yannick Ngakoue’s absence:
“I discussed it with Yann, and obviously he wants to resolve his contract issues. … Everyone knows the situation. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out. He’s trying to get a contract...”
“I discussed it with Yann, and obviously he wants to resolve his contract issues. … Everyone knows the situation. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out. He’s trying to get a contract...”— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) June 11, 2019
—Jaguars HC Doug Marrone on DE Yannick Ngakoue
9:23 AM: The offense typically has the upper hand when it comes to the first few practices together. It takes days (or even weeks) to be able to get back where you’re able to read and react.
Sorry, Cole not Conley on long TD catch— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) June 11, 2019
Conley easily breaks free from Hayden coverage for long TD catch. #Jaguars— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) June 11, 2019
9:11 AM: I agree. They should retire the No. 5 jersey. No future player should be subjected to the humiliation of that cursed number.
Sacrilege! How could you, Jaguars? pic.twitter.com/V5Flq64SpV— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) June 11, 2019
9:06 AM: Folks,,, the players have pads. Let’s get wild.
8:56 AM: Andrew Norwell back at practice is encouraging. He seems to be recovering well from the ankle injury he suffered.
#Jaguars working on the side today: Jake Ryan, Ryquell Armstead, Marqise Lee, Cam Robinson, Josh Allen.— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) June 11, 2019
Practicing in a limited capacity; Benny Cunningham, A.J. Bouye and Andrew Norwell.
8:30 AM: Here’s the quote from Doug Marrone.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone says he spoke with Yannick Ngakoue on Monday. Also said he doesn’t comment on players’ contracts because he said it’s not his place.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) June 11, 2019
8:25 AM: ICYMI: Doug Marrone deflected to Dave Caldwell and Tom Coughlin when it came to questions about Yannick Ngakoue’s contract. Coincidentally, Caldwell and Coughlin are not being made available for comment.
Watch live as Head Coach Doug Marrone meets with the media before the start of mandatory minicamp. https://t.co/PvyJqJ78QB— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) June 11, 2019
8:23 AM: Let’s see if any of these undrafted guys stand out. There’s more than one wide receiver on this list and the team went hard at wide receiver with their undrafted free agent signings.