One of the biggest changes was Deuce Lutui working with the first team at right tackle. Kyle Williams has been the starter and now the coaches want to take a look at Deuce in that role before making any decisions on a starter. Kyle was working with the 2nd team today. We saw Tiny Malu get a lot of work at right guard and he has previously gotten most of his work at left guard so far in camp. He alternated with Fred Matua as Fred returned early from an ankle injury that was expected to sideline him for up to a week. The center battle is still between Kalil and Byers. At left guard today we saw John Drake, Travis Watkins, Chilo Rachal and Drew Radovich. Drake had one of the best blocks of the day with a block that put Shaun Cody on his back, not something you see every day. Rachal and Radovich both worked out today at both left guard and left tackle. The left tackle spot saw Sam Baker as the starter with Rachal, Radovich, Malu and Spanos also seeing action.
Among the other highlights of the day:
* Tom Malone was punting again after taking a couple days off to rest his leg. At one point he and walk-on Taylor Odegard were hitting punts to the same spot around the fifty but Tom was standing in the back of the end zone while Taylor was at the five yard line as they alternated kicks.
* In a tight end pass catching drill against the linebackers we saw good grabs from Dale Thompson and Jimmy Miller. Jimmy also had a nice touchdown reception from Rocky Hinds at the end of the day.
* Matt Grootegoed tackled LenDale White on one run play and when LenDale hit the ground after the hard Groots tackle his helmet went flying off. White returned to practice after missing time with a cut on his hand and he looked good running the ball.
* David Kirtman had a big gain on a misdirection run.
* Ronald Nunn did a good job to string out a run by Reggie Bush before making the tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Nunn later had a nice blitz where he overwhelmed Desmond Reed on the block attempt.
* Chris McFoy had several nice catches.
* Collin Ashton and Shaun Cody both had sacks.
* Oscar Lua batted down a pass from Booty.
* Matt Leinart hit Will Buchanon on a deep touchdown pass down the sideline. Those two also hooked up on a deep crossing route.
* Brandon Ting knocked away a pass in the end zone intended for Steve Smith from Leinart.
* Dallas Sartz had a sack on Leinart.
* Mario Danelo made one 43 yard field goal and missed one.
* The scout team defense was as follows: Moala, Herring, Miles and Schweiger, Stuart, Brittingham and Matthews, Abbott, Cunningham, Bocage and B Ting.
WR recruit David Gettis from Dorsey was in attendance.