But the news wasn't all good Sunday when Miles addressed the media following a Sunday morning workout.
Miles confirmed that neither Avery Johnson nor Fehoko Fanaika will be on the team this fall, as neither was able to qualify academically.
"Both guys will be delayed in their reporting date based on qualification issues," Miles said. "We would expect that they would be here in January without any loss of eligibility. It's not optimal but it's certainly not bad news. It's survivable."
Johnson's father, Patrick Peterson Sr., said Saturday that his younger son will likely go to a prep school while he works to increase his SAT score.
Miles said Fanaika will be in school somewhere to work on his academic situation. The 6-foot-6, 340-pound Fanaika spent the last two seasons at the College of San Mateo playing junior college ball.
Back on the field, Miles touched on several topics following his squad's first full practice together:
Not surprisingly, the older players won most battles and made sure their younger teammates knew it.
Among the better matchups were Derek Edinburgh vs. Lavar Edwards, La'el Collins vs. Quentin Thomas, Jarvis Landry vs. Dwayne Thomas and Tyrann Mathieu vs. Travin Dural.
Landry and fellow receiver James Wright lost their helmets in their matchups and kept fighting until the whistle blew. If there was any question about whether Mathieu's swagger isn't in full health, he let Dural know it wasn't after their physical exchange.
There was a brief – and humorous – moment when quarterback Zach Mettenberger jumped in the middle ready to tangle after Miles called for Edinburgh.
"We're a physical football team," Miles said. "Our guys understand it. This is how we play. It's fundamental to us. It's what we're gonna do. It was kind of fun.
"There's some natural animosity when some big men, or for that matter strong men, decide they're going to whack each other. It was fun. I enjoyed it."
Asked about the former West Monroe quarterback who is listed as a second-team wide receiver, Miles said "He's just a little nicked. He'll be fine."
"We're very talented in the backfield," Miles said. "He's really progressing. There's a guy who, if he loses a little bit of weight, would be real fast and real big. He needs to trim up a little bit. Maybe some of the other guys as well."
"He's much quicker and more ready for the summer heat," Miles said.
One player who has struggled to keep weight on is linebacker Tahj Jones.
The projected starter at strongside linebacker, Jones said Thursday he is at a little over 200 pounds, the weight he played at most of last season.
That hasn't stopped him from being a key component on defense. Miles said he'd like to see Jones pack on some pounds, but doesn't think his light frame prevents him from being effective.
"He plays heavy," Miles said. "He plays fast.
"He takes coaching very well. He takes what he hears to the football field. I would like a team full of guys like him. He just continues to improve."
So far in camp, Collins has worked with the first unit almost exclusively and that could leave Dworaczyk as the a roaming backup.
"Dworaczyk can be a swing guy," Miles said. "He can play tackle or center for that matter. The other guys are more comfortably in the spots that they're at. I think you'd like to leave La'el Collins where he's at."