Jaguars open camp with several starters missing
Thursday, July 28, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars opened training camp with running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive end Aaron Kampman among the four starters on the sideline and another one getting fined for staying away.
Jones-Drew and Kampman are being held out while they recover from knee injuries. Guard Vince Manuwai is out because of a sprained right foot, and defensive tackle Terrance Knighton needs to lose about 20 pounds before taking the field.
Coach Jack Del Rio says tight end Marcedes Lewis, who signed a franchise tender and is under contract, will be fined for missing camp and working out in California.
Also, the Jaguars have signed four of their five drafted rookies, leaving first-round pick Blaine Gabbert and Lewis as the team's only holdouts.