Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Training Camp Recap 8/14

Here's a recap of what went on at today's training camp sessions:

Observations from the Sun-Sentinel (1), (2):
"- Rookie Drew Mormino and Chris Liwienski split time working with the first team at left guard. Anthony Alabi, who has spent all of training camp as the starting right tackle, also took a few snaps at left guard during 9-on-9 drills.

- Left tackle Vernon Carey participated in his second practice since bruising his right knee in Saturday's 18-17 exhibition win over Jacksonville, but Carey said he's pushing himself through the injury to set a standard for the rest of the linemates. Cameron expects Carey to start against Kansas City on Thursday.

- Julius Wilson, Carey's backup, left practice midway through the morning session because of cramping, but returned for the final 30 minutes and said he's fine.

- Also held out of practice was rookie linebacker Kelvin Smith, who twisted an ankle during Monday's practice, receiver Az-Zahir Hakim, one of the team's veterans being limited to one practice a day, and rookie tailback Lorenzo Booker, who has an excused absence to attend the birth of his first child. Receiver Marty Booker participated in Tuesday's practice but Cameron said he'll be held out of the afternoon session.

- Matt Prater has one heck of a leg on him. The Central Florida standout has some serious distance to his kicks, but he's not very accurate on his longer ones. However, he's got range from 60. Jay Feely destroys him on accuracy and also had range from 50-plus.

- Joe Toledo had his boot removed a couple of days ago, but he's still walking gingerly and isn't practicing."
Observations from the Palm Beach Post (1), (2):
"- Green’s accuracy on throws beyond 18, 20 yards continues to be hit or miss.

- I’m seeing a theme here: get the TEs involved.

- A couple of new injuries. P.K. Sam didn’t practice and wore a sleeve over his left knee. Also saw Will Allen getting his right thigh/hamstring treated, and he was held out of the team drills at the end of practice.

- Jay Feely missed not one, but two extra points during practice. One went wide right, another hit the right upright. Players blocked our view, and we couldn’t tell if it was a bad hold or a bad kick.

- David Martin, Justin Peelle and Courtney Anderson appear to be the top three TEs, but don’t forget about Aaron Halterman. He and Green are clearly forming a rhythm, and he made a great diving grab in the end zone in full team drills."

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