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Eleena Tovar | 15 May, 2017, 20:02

"But you can get cut today if you don't do what we tell you to do".

Marrone said his emotion is "actually more hurt than mad", because he obviously feels disrespected by Albert.

"I just want to know [his status] so when you ask me a question, I can answer it or if Dave Caldwell asks me a question I can answer it", Marrone told reporters Saturday. "They will be more of an old-school style, and I think that [Tom] Coughlin views him as their Brandon Jacobs-type player". So I'm going to have my kids come up here with me. I've been in this situation a lot where players are on a tag ... "I think at this point, what I always tell the players, hey, no one is going to make the 53 right now, today. You just want to know where everyone is at and that's all I was expecting [from Albert]".

Asked if there had been contact between the parties Marrone replied, "No".

"In order to be great you have to sacrifice some things", he said. I can't speak for Branden.

"Cam Robinson is a lock starting tackle in the National Football League", an evaluator said. Marrone also said that he liked what he had seen from Blake Bortles since the quarterback returned from working with a quarterbacking coach.

"I think improved, there's no doubt about it", Marrone said. That's what we're working and striving for.

"If we're throwing 100 footballs to 150 - if we throw 150 he'll be better", said Marrone. "If we throw 200 he'll be better - 250, he'll be better".

"The more he throws the better he'll be". What we're doing now is trying to build him up and build the arm strength and all the other things along with all of our quarterbacks to get there.

Marrone said Bortles' pitch count will be higher than in previous off-seasons. In fact, Bortles realizes this upcoming season could be his final shot at showing the Jaguars he deserves to be the quarterback of the future, but at least the team has put him in a good position to succeed.

Via video on the Jaguars' website, tight end Marcedes Lewis was back in town last week and participating in the off-season program.

At head coach Doug Marrone's first rookie mini-camp, the Jaguars have 64 rookies on the field, and Marrone has made it clear that all of them-from the first round draft pick to the unsigned tryout player-has the chance to impress the coaches and make the training camp roster of 90.

The biggest question with Robinson concerns where the Jaguars will play him.

The Jaguars will have the first of their 10 organized team activity practices on May 23.