4. The Jaguars are holding training camp battles for roster spots
Training camp is about the stars and the players fighting for a spot on the roster. The Jaguars have a deep roster, and the competition for limited spots will be fierce. Players will be pushing themselves to the limit, giving their all to secure a place on the team.
This intense competition creates a thrilling atmosphere during training camp as players strive to prove themselves and make a lasting impression on the coaching staff. Witnessing the battles for roster spots will keep fans on the edge of their seats.
Battles to watch in the upcoming preseason games are Zay Jones and Christian Kirk competing for the WR2 job. With Ridley taking the WR1 slot, Kirk, who is at his best inside, falls to two, but Zay Jones will be fighting to prove he is the better complement to Ridley and deserves the extra targets.
Second, will Ventrell Miller beat out Shaquille Quarterman and Caleb Johnson for the LB4? Miller is practicing without limitations after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture earlier this year. He has decent playmaking ability and can drop into zones, but he could be a liability when matched up in space. The camp will tell us more.
Lastly, in the battle on the frontline with Jordan Smith, Yasir Abdullah, and K'Lavon Chaisson, Abdullah is a dark horse but has the most upside for the salary. If he can win the starting job, there is a good chance we will see Chaisson traded before the start of the season.
3. Players have managed to stay healthy in Jaguars training camp
Injuries can have a significant impact on a team's performance. However, the Jaguars have been relatively healthy heading into training camp and have mostly stayed that way after six practices, which is excellent news for the team and its fans.
Wide receiver Calvin Ridley and right tackle Anton Harrison were held back for cautionary reasons on Day 6 of Jaguars training camp but it doesn't look like their absence from practice should be a cause for concern.
Last season, the Jaguars avoided significant injuries and made the playoffs. The team's depth is bolstered with all critical players in total health. Having a healthy and deep roster provides the Jaguars with the necessary flexibility and resilience to tackle any challenges that may arise during the season.