Bradley likes to let players know he’s watching

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley likes to keep his practices challenging.

He said Wednesday the coaches like to target players in practice and see how they react.

“We’ll say, let’s go after [cornerback] Alan Ball, let’s go after [cornerback] Demetrius McCray, let’s see what [wide receiver] Cecil [Shorts] can do. Let’s see some guys and really target them and put them in those situations. We watch schemes and we feel the speed picking up and we’re continuing to evaluate our guys each and every day,” he said.

When Bradley was asked if the players figure out they are being targeted, he said, “They might. They look at me and I just shrug my shoulders. We watch them in individual drills and that’s why I try to get around to all the individual drills and watch them. I want them to know we’re watching everything they do.”

He even watches how they run from drill to drill.

“If they’re running from one side of the field to another, who’s first, who’s last, who is in the middle. We’re constantly evaluating our guys and we’ve got to build that mind-set,” he said.

Smith seventh ex-Jag to sign elsewhere

When linebacker Daryl Smith signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday, he became the seventh former Jaguar on their unrestricted free agent list to sign with another team.

The others were cornerback Derek Cox (San Diego), defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (Denver), running backs Greg Jones (Houston), Rashad Jennings (Oakland), and Jalen Parmele (Tennessee) and offensive lineman Eben Britton (Chicago).

The Jaguars have to hope they play well so they can get some compensatory picks although it could be a wash depending on the performance of the UFAs they signed.

While losing seven, they signed seven; Wide receiver Mohammad Massaquoi, defensive backs Alan Ball and Marcus Trufant, running back Justin Forsett, linebacker Geno Hayes and defensive linemen Roy Miller and Sen’Derrick Marks.

If Ball, Hayes, Miller and Marks become starters, the Jaguars may not get any compensatory picks.

The players who were cut and signed with other teams, like special teams ace Montell Owens, who signed with Detroit, don’t count in tabulating compensatory picks.

Of their 13 UFAs, the Jaguars brought back only one, center Brad Meester.

They re-signed cornerback Antwaun Molden, but later waived him and he hasn’t signed with another team.

Four others, Rashean Mathis, William Middleton, Jordan Palmer and Steve Vallos, haven’t found new homes.