Matt Grootegoed went through early drills but then sat out the last half of practice. It's still a to be determined situation with Matt in terms of whether he'll be able to play or not on Saturday but, if not, we did see Melvin Simmons out there for the whole day today so we could see Melvin return to the starting line-up.
Matt Leinart continued to look good, very comfortable. Matt hit a couple deep passes to Steve Smith and one to Mike Williams despite good coverage from Will Poole. The daily battles between Poole and Williams are sure fun to watch and they do nothing but make each other better. Leinart also had a deep pass to Williams broken up on a nice play by John Walker. Leinart threw a touchdown pass to Reggie Bush where he just put the ball out there and let Reggie run under it after Walker tripped trying to follow the play. Justin Wyatt had good coverage against Whitney Lewis on a deep pass and just smothered him to prevent the completion. Poole was called for an obvious interference penalty against Keary Colbert on a deep route that would've been a touchdown. Brandon Hance got a lot of snaps and looked pretty good, his arm strength has improved during the fall and he was throwing hard on some short passes.