Jaguars Training Camp Goals

The Jaguars will work on settling the secondary issues, picking the wideouts, and deciding who will start on the offensive line. Find out the details here.

1. Settle the secondary issue.

It starts with the status of Brian Williams, last year's starter at cornerback and whether he can make the move to strong safety. If he can, the Jaguars will be able to insert Drayton Florence at the cornerback spot. Florence was a four-year starter for San Diego before losing his starting spot last season. But the Jaguars feel he's got enough skills and talent to start and would like him to play opposite Rashean Mathis at the corner spot.


2. Resolve the wide receiver issues.

With the opening of camp just two weeks away, the logjam of receivers contending for a roster spot might have been reduced by one with Matt Jones' arrest for possession of cocaine. Not that Jones was a lock to make the club this year, but it will give some of the borderline players a better chance to prove themselves. The hope is that Jerry Porter, acquired from Oakland in free agency in the offseason, will step up and become the team's go-to guy, something that has been lacking since the days of Jimmy Smith. No Jaguars receiver has caught more than 52 passes in either of the last two seasons and that's a concern. Williamson could prove to be the needed deep threat though Broussard is probably the fastest receiver on the team. A contribution from Mike Walker would be a bonus after he missed his entire rookie season with an injury.


3. Settle on O-line starters at left tackle and left guard.

Guard Maurice Williams is slated to start at his third different position on the line in as many seasons. Whether he can handle the left guard spot as well as he's performed at the two spots to the right of center remains to be seen. He'll start camp with the first unit, but Uche Nwaneri had a good spring and will push Williams for the starting spot. Same with the battle between Khalif Barnes and Richard Collier at the left tackle spot. Barnes hasn't shown the consistency the coaches are looking for and is also one strike away from another off-the-field transgression costing him not only his starting job but possibly a roster spot. The staff likes Richard Collier but he continues to battle a weight issue. He'll need to stay in the 335-pound range if he wants to see playing time.


CAMP CALENDAR: Players report July 25 and the first practice is July 26. Camp ends Aug. 6.


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