Monday, August 20, 2007

Training Camp Recap 8/19

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

Observations from the Sun-Sentinel (1), (2):
"- Kick-off returns were the major point of emphasis today. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and running backs Ronnie Brown, Lorenzo Booker and Patrick Cobbs took the kicks, although the drills focused more on the tackling and blocking schemes than the running.

- Quarterbacks Gibran Hamdan and John Beck ran the offense in drills, both were up-and-down.

- Cameron implied that defensive tackle Keith Traylor, defensive end Jason Taylor and linebacker Zach Thomas might sit the entire exhibition season, saying he has seen enough of the veterans in practice and voicing injury concerns.

- Offensive lineman Joe Toledo was walking around without his customary boot during practice. Toledo had been on the exercise bike during all of training camp, but looked comfortable walking Sunday. Toledo is still on the physically unable to perform list. Rookie linebacker Kelvin Smith returned to practice after sitting out the last couple of sessions with an ankle injury. Safety Renaldo Hill tweaked his quadriceps or groin and was heavily iced during practice. It is unknown if he will practice today."
Observations from the Palm Beach Post (1), (2):
"- As much hype as John Beck has generated throughout training camp, he still plays like a rookie. He had plenty of nice throws in 11-on-11 drills Sunday as the primary quarterback, but he wasn't perfect. On one play, he targeted David Sutton deep down the right sideline, but threw a wobbler that was badly underthrown. A good play by Sutton prevented an interception. Trent Green and Cleo Lemon didn't take snaps Sunday.

Rex Hadnot didn’t participate much in practice and seemed to be favoring his left ankle/foot. He said in the locker room that he was fine, but he was trying to hide his limp as he walked.

- Ted Ginn Jr. continues to catch kickoffs and punts above his head instead of with his body."

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