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    Henderson hospitalized, had shortness of breath

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    Associated Press


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars offensive tackle John Henderson had shortness of breath and was taken to a hospital Tuesday, the second player on the team to have problems with the heat at training camp.

    The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Henderson went to the sidelines and dropped to his knees. He was quickly surrounded by trainers, who laid him on the ground, stripped off his uniform and sponged him down with ice and cold water.

    The temperature at practice was 82 under an overcast sky. With humidity factored in, it felt like 86.

    On Sunday, defensive lineman Larry Smith collapsed on the field and was hospitalized. He has since rejoined the team, but didn't practice outdoors.

    "I'm going to have to take a look at what the big guys are doing in individual practice," coach Jack Del Rio said. "I know within the body of the practice, we're not overdoing it with our team. We've just happened to have two guys that really succumbed to the heat."

    Henderson went down with cramps Sunday, when it was 87 degrees, and sat out of most of the practice. He said he didn't eat and drink enough at breakfast.

    Other than putting players in pads on the second day of camp, instead of the third, Del Rio's schedule hasn't been much different from former coach Tom Coughlin's.

    Del Rio said Smith's collapse has prompted the Jaguars to consider getting portable lights and practicing at night.

    "... Every little area or opportunity where we can improve ourselves, we're going to look into it," he said.

    On Monday, the widow of Vikings lineman Korey Stringer sued the NFL, accusing the league of fostering a "deadly culture" of abusive exercise that contributed to her husband's death. Stringer, a 335-pound Pro Bowl lineman, collapsed two years ago at the Vikings' training camp.

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    I don't know about the colts, but the Jaguars sure are

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    I knew it was the Colts all along that were sabotaging the Jags!

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