As in last week's 2019 NFL preseason opener, Doug Marrone is expected to rest most Jacksonville Jaguars starters Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is not expected to play most of his starters, including quarterback Nick Foles, for Thursday night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at TIAA Bank Field.

Marrone held out 31 players, including 20 starters, during last week’s 29-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason opener on the road.

Wanting to avoid injuries, Marrone said he’s doesn’t plan to play Foles until his starting offensive line is healthy. Backup quarterback Gardner Minshew is expected to earn his second consecutive start.

On Tuesday, starting left guard Andrew Norwell (quad) worked on the side field with strength/conditioning coordinator Tom Myslinski. Right tackle Jawaan Taylor missed practice Tuesday because of a knee injury.

‘’I think that I will take a good look at it after the day and probably not play some of the players [on Thursday],’’ Marrone said Tuesday. ‘’We will play [our starters] the third preseason game and the reason why, just so I’m clear on that, is because in the third preseason game (at Miami next week), this is exactly what we do. We’re going to do the exact schedule that we do during the year.’’

TEMPERS FLARE

In the final training camp practice, the tempers flared during the final period when wide receiver Chris Conley got into a minor skirmish with cornerback Jalen Ramsey after a play in the end zone. Conley and Ramsey had to be separated after words were exchanged.

TOUGH DAY

Foles had his worst day in training camp on Tuesday, unable to complete a high percentage of passes. Several times, he overthrew receivers. Several times he held the ball too long before forcing an errant throw. The Jaguars secondary applied good coverage on the receivers throughout 11-on-11 work. And defensive end Josh Allen batted down two pass attempts.

LIKES HIS DEFENSIVE FRONT

Marrone indicated the toughest cuts he's going have to make to get the team's 90-man roster to 53 players for the regular season will be on the defensive line. ''Who is nine, who is 10 if we keep 10, wherever that goes,'' Marrone said. We’ve got guys that are playing very well.'' He praised the play of Taven Bryan, Dawaune Smoot and rookie Josh Allen.

''Taven's starting to play really well, that’s exciting for us. [Dawuane] Smoot’s playing really well, that’s exciting for us,'' Marrone said. ''Josh is getting better, and better and better each day. He looks like he’s getting bigger, and stronger and faster each day when you see him and that’s exciting. And then he can do so much. Yan [Yannick Ngakoue] obviously looks great out there, but then all of a sudden [Dontavius] Russell, [Michael] Hughes, Datone Jones, I mean you have guys now, big V [Kalani Vakameilalo] is a big body in there. We have guys now that are in there that are pretty good that it’s going to be a tough call.”

DUNGY VISITS

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy attended Tuesday's practice. Dungy, a Tampa native, coached the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory over the Chicago Bears in 2007. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2001 and coached the Colts from 2002-08.

NOT PARTICIPATING

Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was not on the field for practice. Also offensive guard A.J. Cann was not seen.

CATCHES OF THE DAY

Wide receiver Tre McBride made a nice catch in the back of the back end zone, getting both feet in bounds, on a pass from Minshew. On the next play, McBride hauled in another touchdown grab in the corner of the end zone on Minshew’s pass.

NEXT UP

The Jaguars are off Wednesday before playing the Eagles Thursday night.