Former Lions Impact 49ers, Giants

The 49ers conducted a 43-play intra-squad scrimmage Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 3,000 at team headquarters, and that was plenty of time for some players to get a little closer to roster berths and some to get a little closer to the waiver wire. Among the players who had "hot" showing were former Nittany Lions Anthony Adams and rookie Michael Robinson.

RB Michael Robinson: Got by far the most work of any running back, getting stronger as the action progressed and making the most out of the holes that were given to him. Showed nice power and surge on several runs and was the only player that was singled out by coach Mike Nolan as a standout after the scrimmage. "Michael Robinson continues to show often," Nolan said. "He's getting the tough yards. He finds the hole well for a guy making a position change."

DT Anthony Adams: Was quick and tough in the middle, holding the upper hand against offensive lineman across from him before suffering a hip flexor late in the scrimmage.

SLB LaVar Arrington: Accepted the number 55, rather than attempt to get his old number in Washington, 56, which has been retired after LT's retirement. "I never wanted LT's number," he said, "not with the Giants. I got it when I came to the Redskins to honor him." SO now he is being called "nickels" by his teammates (the two fives, of course) and one day last week his wife, Tricia, showed up at camp wearing a T-shirt that read: "Mrs. Nickels."

WLB Brandon Short: Re-signed by the Giants (who drafted him) after a two-year hiatus in Carolina, might be moving up on veteran Carlos Emmons and it would not be entirely surprising if he wins the job by opening day.

Stay tuned from more practice updates on former Penn State football players in the NFL.


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