Wilson hasn’t been practicing the whole time because he sustained a concussion that kept him out for more than a week, but he’s been back for more than a week now.
“Any time you miss practice, it sets you back and he missed a bunch,” Ekeler said. “It kind of is what it is and we’ve made some moves and so he’s trying to battle his way back right now.”
Wilson still lined up with Amarlo Herrera as the starters in the portion of practice open to the media Friday, but Ekeler spoke differently about Herrera’s spot in the lineup.
“He’s been out there every time,” Ekeler said. “He’s busting his tail and he’s getting better and he’s got good command of everything. The way coach (Jeremy) Pruitt talks, too, it’s a week by week deal. You don’t rest on your laurels around here. You’ve got to earn it every week, every day in practice.”
“They’ve done a great job,” Ekeler said.
And maybe gave Wilson something to think about.
“Competition brings out the best in everyone,” Ekeler said. “It adds a little bit of pressure, which is good.”