Tank Bigsby is a sponge: Tidbits from Doug Pederson on Day 9 of Jaguars training camp

• Jaguars CB Tyson Campbell is in the concussion protocol

• There's lots of competition at wide receiver

• Rookie Tank Bigsby is a sponge

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby (4) stretches Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 at Miller Electric.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Tank Bigsby (4) stretches Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 at Miller Electric. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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2. Several Jaguars wide receivers have made an impression

Calvin Ridley, Zay Jones, and Christian Kirk are locks to make the team. The same is true for Jamal Agnew, who handles return duties but is listed as a receiver and will get a few snaps every now and then. This could leave just one spot open on the final roster and there will be several players competing for it.

Rookie Parker Washington has had a strong training camp and has gotten praise from receivers coach Chad Hall for his ability to make plays after the catch. However, Washington hasn't been the only wide receiver making a positive impression in practice.

Special teams coach Heath Farwell commended Tim Jones for his blocking prowess and his work on special teams. Pederson also gave him a shoutout during his exchange with the media Saturday while also naming sophomore Kevin Austin Jr. as a player that has shown out.

"I see Kevin Austin a little bit flashing and doing some really good things," Pederson said. "Elijah Cooks is making some plays, big tall guy, him and Jacob [Harris]. Both are big tall guys and obviously, Tim Jones picked up where he left off last year."

"And other guys are still learning and improving but Kevin has been the one that has done a really nice job of embracing that second year coming in and understanding what we're asking him to do and his role. It's a big training camp for him and many of those guys," Pederson said.

Austin was an intriguing talent coming out of Notre Dame. However, injuries and a suspension in 2019 made him go undrafted last year. Throughout training camp, he struggled with drops and spent his rookie season in the Jaguars' practice squad.

So far, it looks like he's made the most of his chances in his sophomore season. Now, it's up to him to continue to seize his opportunities in what's left of training camp and the preseason.