Mandatory minicamp started for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday, marking the last phase of organized team activities for the team. Last week, coach Doug Pederson announced that most veterans would have the period off, while rookies, injured players, and some veterans would take the field.
When the team took the field Monday for the first day of minicamp, there were a few notable veterans working with the rookies, including receivers Laviska Shenault Jr. and Jamal Agnew. In Shenault’s case, it seems the third-year receiver wanted some extra time on the field as the depth chart is loaded at his position. The team added notables like Zay Jones and Christian Kirk in free agency, which crowded the receiver position and will make things interesting in training camp.
It’s been clear for a while now that Shenault may have to work harder to reclaim his previous spot on the depth chart from 2020-21. He seems well aware of it and has been looking to help the Jags in any way that he can and has been taking snaps as a returner lately.
As for Agnew, he falls under the injured players category. He’s been working towards returning from the hip injury he sustained in November. Agnew was seen taking reps with the receivers and as a special teamer last Monday, so it appears he’s slowly working his way back to being on the practice field full time. That’s huge for the Jags as Agnew is a former All-Pro returner and a player who Trevor Lawrence looked to as a receiver.
The Jags have two days remaining for their mandatory OTAs, with sessions set to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Once those two days are over the Jags will take a break until around July 24, which is when they are aiming to start training camp.
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