Rookies and assorted veterans took the field today for the first day of rookie training camp. Here's the stories and updates that you should know about:
* WR Ted Ginn was not at practice today because he has yet to sign his contract with the team. Cam Cameron said he will not be considered a holdout until Friday, which is when veterans report. It is believed that the main parameters of the deal have been agreed upon, but the two sides are still wrangling over incentives.
* Cameron said that Trent Green will battle with Cleo Lemon for the starting QB job. The starting job is almost assuredly Green's. I'm sure Cameron is just calling this a training camp battle for the time being in order to test the players and raise the level of their play.
CB Andre' Goodman rode a stationary bike as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery. He was not wearing the sling that he had worn during minicamps, so that was a pleasant sight. T Joe Toledo (foot) did not participate in practice.
QB - All four quarterbacks (Green, Lemon, Beck, Hamdan) were present. Green was held out of the 7-on-7 drills. He's primarily at these sessions to become more acclimated to the offense and the personnel around him. John Beck showed impressive arm strength and accuracy, and he looked very comfortable with the playbook.
WR - Kerry Reed was continually targeted by Beck throughout the day, as he was often the open man.
RB - Lorezno Booker fielded punts in Ted Ginn's absence.
LB - Abraham Wright struggled in pass coverage.
P - Brandon Fields took a majority of the snaps at punter. His leg was booming, as advertised.