What you should know about Jaguars 2024 training camp schedule

• Here's what you need to know for Jaguars training camp, incluiding dates and location.
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Brenton Strange (85) huddles during the second day of a mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Miller Electric Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Brenton Strange (85) huddles during the second day of a mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Miller Electric Center in Jacksonville, Fla. / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

The Jacksonville Jaguars wrapped up mandatory minicamp and will proceed to take a break. It's now known when they'll resume getting ready for the regular season, as the NFL has released training camp dates and locations for every team.

In the Jags' case, they'll hold training camp at Miller Electric Center. Rookies must report on July 19 and veterans on July 23.

The Jaguars have announced that 16 practices will be open to the public, including two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To register for tickets, click on this link. Here are the dates for the open practices.

  • July 24, Wednesday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • July 25, Thursday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • July 26, Friday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • July 27, Saturday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • July 29, Monday 8;45 a.m. ET
  • July 30, Tuesday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • July 31, Wednesday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 2, Friday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 3, Saturday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 4, Sunday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 5, Monday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 7, Wednesday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 8, Thursday 8:45 a.m. ET
  • August 12, Monday 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
  • August 14, Wednesday 9:45 a.m. ET (joint practice)
  • August 15, Thursday 9:45 a.m. ET (joint practice)

This is the second year practices will be held at Miller Electric. One of the few positives to come out of the Urban Meyer era was that the embattled head coach wanted the organization to build a facility where players could maximize their talent.

It's also worth noting that training camp represents the start of Phase III of offseason activities. This means that contact is now allowed in practice. According to the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement, clubs can hold up to 16 padded practices from the reporting date for veterans and the final day of preseason minicamp.

What are the biggest position battles in Jaguars training camp?

Most of the starting jobs are set, so the majority of battles the Jags will hold in training camp will be for backup jobs. The one exception is kicker. Rookie Cam Little will compete with incumbent Riley Patterson.

After moving on from Brandon McManus in the offseason and failing to sign Wil Lutz, the Jags took Little in the sixth round of this year's draft. Having used a pick on him, they surely expect the Arkansas product to come out on top.

Besides kicker, the biggest position battle in Jaguars training camp will probably be for the backup job behind Trevor Lawrence. C.J. Beathard was QB2 last year but Jacksonville traded for former first-round pick Mac Jones in the offseason. If they were sold on Beathard as the primary backup, they wouldn't have probably traded for Jones.

Last but not least, it's not necessarily a battle but rookie cornerback Jarrian Jones could make a push for a starting job. Ronald Darby is slated to start in the boundary, and Darnell Savage will man the slot. Either one could be phased out in favor of the former Florida State Seminole.

When are the Jaguars preseason games?

The Jaguars released their schedule for the regular season and their three preseason games back in May. Like every other team, with the exception of those who will suit up for the Hall-of-Fame game, Jacksonville will play three preseason games. Here are the dates for each one of them.

  • Week 1: Jaguars vs. Kansas City - Saturday, Aug. 10, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Week 2: Jaguars vs. Buccaneers - Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Week 3: Jaguars @ Falcons - Friday, Aug. 23, 7:00 p.m. ET

The Jags will hold joint practices with Tampa Bay on the days preceeding their matchup in Week 2.

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