Monday, May 7, 2012
Jaguars rookie minicamp review
By Paul Kuharsky
A look at what came out of the Jaguars' rookie minicamp:
- Receiver Justin Blackmon didn’t practice Sunday because of a sore right foot, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. Coach Mike Mularkey praised Blackmon’s ability as a “natural catcher” and the way he adjusts to the ball.
- Mularkey said the Jaguars will sign two to five of the players who participated on a tryout basis. Stellino reported that fullback Naufahu Tahi will be one of them. He has spent parts of five seasons with the Vikings.
- Like veteran corner Rashean Mathis, rookie defensive end Ryan Davis is trying to make the Jaguars after playing at Bethune-Cookman. Davis feels a connection with defensive line coaches Joe Cullen and Paul Spicer, says Stellino.
- There’s no progress on a new contract for kicker Josh Scobee, who’s not signing his franchise tender, says Tania Ganguli. Scobee’s agent denies that Sebastian Janikowski’s contract is an issue. The team will have to keep another kicker for OTAs while Scobee remains unsigned. Ultimately, they’ll strike a deal or Scobee will sign the tender.
- Controversial draft pick Bryan Anger consistently hung his punts in the air for 5.1 seconds, reports Stellino. Anger had good humor about all the grief the Jaguars have taken for drafting him in the third round. Obviously, he hopes to quiet those critics with his performance.