Thursday practice notes

* Matt Grootegoed went through the early part of practice and some agility drills but did not take part in any contact drills. He looked to be moving fine and had a brace on his ankle.

* Dominique Byrd had the play of the day with a one-handed grab which forced him to turn back and jump for the ball a little bit. It was a terrific play that left no doubt about Byrd's ability to contribute right now.

* Jeff Schweiger was able to go through some early drills and then spent a lot of time doing agility drills to test his leg. There was no word as to whether or not he'll be able to play on Saturday but it was good to see how much he was able to do.

* Lee Webb, LaJuan Ramsey, Chris Barrett and Manuel Wright were other players who have been banged up lately who practiced today.

* Eric Wright did not practice and said after practice that he is sick but will be available for Saturday.

* Darnell Bing did not dress in pads and did not practice.

* Mike Williams attended practice as did former Trojan RB Darryl Poston.

* Jimmy Miller had a nice TD catch against Jason Leach in a service team drill.

* Reggie Bush continued to display good hands with a catch over the middle from Leinart. Top Stories