Here’s a complete update from Tuesday morning’s padded practice.
Linebacker Mario Haggan sat out practice today as he continues to nurse a shoulder injury suffered against Buffalo.
Safety David Bruton missed practice again after as he recovers from a concussion suffered vs. the Bills. Head Coach John Fox said Bruton “is doing fine.”
Offensive lineman Stanley Daniels participated in practice after missing some time due to injury.
Songs from today’s stretching session were:
After the team stretch, the players broke into position drills and the entire defense spent time working on forcing and recovering fumbles at various stations.
While the defensive backs worked on strip-sacks, the linebackers spent a good amount of time shedding blocks.
On the offensive side of the ball, the wide receivers worked on catching deep passes to the corner. They had the added challenge of battling the sun, which was right in their eyes as they looked up to make the catch.
The fullbacks -– Austin Sylvester and Spencer Larsen -– worked off to the side, attacking a sled with Running Backs coach Eric Studesville barking out orders. The running backs ran through footwork drills.
After position work, the offense and defense came together to work against one another.
Three members of the O-line went up against two D-linemen and a linebacker in a run drill where they worked on filling gaps.
Wide receivers and defensive backs went up against each other and while the offense usually had the upper-hand, safety Kyle McCarthy and cornerback Andre’ Goodman each made nice plays locating the deep ball and making up ground to force an incompletion.
The first team session was almost entirely run-based.
Defensive coaches instructed players to swarm, wrap-up and try to strip the ball loose during each and every play. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard was particularly active during the session, making several stops in the backfield.
The following team session involved more passing plays and quarterback Kyle Orton produced a couple highlights.
“We’re getting used to our in-season practice schedule,” Fox said. “We don’t condition in camp, but we condition when the season starts.”