On Wednesday, freshman Justin Woodall sat out practice with what Shula said was strep throat. Linebacker Terrence Jones had a cold last week, and Shula said that although other players haven't missed practice, there have been more seeing the trainer to pick up cold medicine.
Shula said that Wilson "actually was better yesterday than he was a week ago Tuesday. When he got hit maybe it wasn't as bad as we initially thought. He's a tough guy."
The squad practiced inside Wednesday due to storms and rain in the area and have had shortened practices both Tuesday and Wednesday to help the players stay fresh.
Shula said that when practice is shortened most of the time comes off of the individual position periods which take place early in practice, and sometimes the seven-on-seven (passing) drills and "inside" running drills are shortened.
"We try to keep most of the 11-on-11 stuff the same," Shula said.