– Team stretching, offensive/defensive linemen drills, route running for
– Punt coverage communication drills, QB accuracy drills with net targets.
– Field goal kicking practice, QBs and RBs work on handoffs, WR short route
running catching drills.
– Full 11-on-11 field goal practice.
– Offense and defense split up; offense works on offense-only play-calling
communication, defense separates into secondary, linebackers and defensive
– WR cone drill, QBs and RBs work on passing, TE receiving drills.
– QBs work with TEs and WRs on mid-long range passing and receiving.
– Offense comes together for full offense-only drills (runs, screens, fly
sweeps, some deeper passes)
– One-on-ones. Highlight of the drill came when receiver Jordan Bishop put a
move on safety Lance Mitchell which resulted in a stumble and created plenty of
separation for the easy catch.
– Full 11-on-11 team session.
– Veteran players dismissed early again. Riley has meeting with vets. Younger
players stay on for more practice.
– Only QBs, RBs, WRs, and DBs remain among younger players for passing drills.
Once again, practice ends right at 5 pm.
with the 1’s on Day 2, complete with practice notes:
QB: Ryan Katz
Split End: Markus Wheaton
Slotback: Jordan Bishop
Flanker: James Rodgers
Tailback: Ryan McCants
Tight End: Colby Prince
H-Back: Joe Halahuni
Left Tackle: Mike Remmers
Left Guard: Josh Andrews
Center: Grant Johnson
Right Guard: Burke Ellis
Left End: Taylor Henry
Left Tackle: Castro Masaniai
Right End: Scott Crichton
SLB: Cameron Collins
MLB: Feti Unga
WLB: Michael Doctor
LCB: Jordan Poyer
S: Anthony Watkins
RCB: Brandon Hardin
Obum Gwacham and TE Connor Hamlett saw a lot of first team reps in 11-on-11s.
While they were filling the spots of Markus Wheaton and Joe Halahuni, who both
sat out for this drill, both guys looked like they belonged and had good
chemistry with Katz.
Notebook: Katz and Vaz looked par for the course running first and second
team reps, respectively. Katz threw the only interception of the day to MLB Feti
Unga. Third-stringer Sean Mannion made some nice throws during both one-on-ones
and full-team session.
Wheaton: Looked very
fast in all receiving drills today, particularly in one-on-ones. Wheaton did
not participate in the full 11-on-11 team session.
Mike Riley: “Through the
end of the year when James (Rodgers) got hurt and (Wheaton’s) role became
bigger, and his burden became bigger. I thought he stepped up (last year), but
I really thought he stepped up in the spring.”
Bishop: Bishop looks
to be getting healthier. He participated in all wide receiver drills in today’s
practice, and had the nice play on Mitchell as mentioned earlier.
Rodgers: Rodgers was
involved in all receiver drills up until one-on-ones began, as per plan, said Riley. He again
practiced for about an hour and a half before calling it a day. Rodgers looks
crisp in his routes and his speed is coming back after his knee surgery.
did not ice his knee like he did yesterday, but appeared to be walking with a
heavy limp on the sidelines for the rest of the practice.
Riley: “I think that
(Rodgers) followed up his first day with another good day … He’ll put a brace
on. We have a special brace ordered for him.”
receiver Kevin Cummings has caught the eye of many during the first two days of
fall practice with his spectacular catches.
has definitely taken a jump up from spring ball camp. I think the result is
he’s made a couple of big-time plays two days in a row.”
took most of the first team reps, but just like yesterday Terron Ward, Malcolm Marable and Jovan Stevenson were in the mix as well. Riley, however, has been
very impressed with McCants: “Ryan is in the best shape of his life—running
faster than he ever has.”
Stevenson: “Jovan Stevenson is really ahead of where he was, looking to be an
praised starting left guard Josh Andrews for his play thus far. Andrews made
the switch from center to guard this year, and has adapted much better than
anyone anticipated. Riley joked about how he’d get too fired up and snap the
ball over the goal posts when they ran shotgun formation.
three defensive units really stood out during full team 11-on-11s. At times,
the D seemed to overwhelm Katz, Vaz and Mannion.
linebacker corps in particular was a topic for Riley: “There’s a lot going on
at outside linebacker. Mike Doctor is an awesome guy to have in there right
now, but he hasn’t played that much.”
Collins: SLB Cameron
Collins, coming back from abdominal surgery, was once again very limited in
practice. He participated in defensive drills throughout the day, but not any
Unga: Unga made the
only interception of the day when Katz made a mistake of a throw, falling right
into Unga’s hands.
Poyer, Mitchell and Watkins all participated fully in the entire practice.