Jaguars training camp takes: Team bangs away at each other a second day in full pads

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Jaguars outside linebacker Walker Little goes through a drill with a tackling dummy during Monday's training camp practice.
Jaguars outside linebacker Walker Little goes through a drill with a tackling dummy during Monday's training camp practice.

Jaguars training camp practice No. 10, Aug. 8

Weather: 78 degrees and cloudy to start, the coolest it's been at the beginning of a training camp practice. It was 85 degrees at the finish.

Duration: Two hours, 30 minutes, full pads.

Injuries: WR Christian Kirk "rolled" his ankle, according to the team. WR Zay Jones and DT DaVon Hamilton came off with cramps. OT Cam Robinson left briefly for an undisclosed reason but returned. OT Will Richardson, who walked slowly off the field after a play on Sunday, was able to practice.

Another day in full pads

The Jaguars engaged in another physical practice in full pads on Tuesday at the Episcopal School's Knight Campus, going at it for two hours and 30 minutes -- the longest practice of training camp.

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You can almost hear the old-timers scoff ("yeah, we'd go at three hours, in two-a-days ...")

But there's that pesky Collecting Bargaining Agreement.

The Jags got in some good work and are off on Tuesday and will have a presumably lighter practice on Wednesday, two days before a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

While there weren't any of the huge hits that marked Sunday's practice, such as the ones safety Andre Cisco and cornerback Tre Herndon laid on Travis Etienne, several players were in and out of the lineup during the team periods.

"Any time you go live in practice ... guys are going to compete," said defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell. "They're doing a great job of getting out there and working hard and making each other better."

Offense notes

• Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was sharp in a 7-on-7 drill, completing 9 of 11 passes and throwing touchdowns to Christian Kirk, Travis Etienne and Zay Jones.

• Wide receiver Willie Johnson tried to one-hand a high pass from Jake Luton and lost the handle. Johnson may already be on thin ice after fumbling a punt on Sunday and seeming to struggle with two other punts in which he had to come up.

• For the second day in a row, the offense was hit with several false start and offside penalties. Tackle Walker Little and tight end Chris Manhertz had two of the more egregious ones.

• Running back Matt Colburn, signed on Sunday, won pass pro reps against Andre Cisco and Grant Morgan.

• Zay Jones stood out in one-on-one drills of wide receivers against defensive backs. He zig-zagged sixth-round draft pick Gregory Junior down the field and scored a touchdown as Junior tried to catch him.

• Jamal Agnew had his most reps since training camp began, making a few nice catches during the one-on-ones and team competition.

James Robinson took his first snaps in an offensive formation, with no defense opposite. But it's progress.

Defense notes

• The defensive star of the one-on-ones between wide receivers and DBs was cornerback Tyson Campbell, who continues to be arguably the camp MVP on that side of the ball. He did not allow a receiver to catch a pass during his reps in the period and broke up a pass to Marvin Jones in a team period.

• Campbell wrapped up Agnew on the 1 during a goalline play and kept him out of the end zone.

• Safety Brandon Rusnak beat Etienne twice in a drill where running backs and tight ends practiced pass protection against blitzing linebackers and defensive backs. In the same drill, linebacker Shaq Quarterman beat tight end Dan Arnold, forcing Arnold to hold. Arnold had won every rep before that.

• Linebacker Foyesade Oluokun made several more good plays in team periods and hammered running back Ryquell Armstead on one play.

• If quarterbacks were allowed to get hit, outside linebacker Josh Allen, end Dawuane Smoot and linebacker Wyatt Ray would have had sacks.

• Cornerback Shaq Griffin broke up a pass from Lawrence to Marvin Jones in the end zone during a goalline period.

Special teams notes

• Kickers Elliott Fry and Ryan Santoso had attempts from 51 yards out early in the team periods, with Fry missing slightly right and Santoso making his down the middle. Fry later made one from 47 yards out and Santoso missed.

Contact Garry Smits at gsmits@gannett.com

This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Jaguars training camp takes: Team engages in longest practice of preseason