Quick Notes: Afternoon Practice

Here are some quick notes from Friday afternoon's practice session, where Kellen Winslow stole the show by going vertical AFTER making the catch.          

Kellen Winslow Jr. stole the show in the afternoon practice on the opening day of minicamp Friday. Winslow gathered in a short pass from Charlie Frye in a seven-on-seven drill and raced untouched to the goal line. Someone from the sideline yelled "Dunk it, Kellen!" and Winslow obliged by jumping and getting vertical enough to slam the football over the crossbar. It brought a cheer from his teammates.

Should Winslow have been more cautious as he recovers from knee surgery? Give him a break. The surgery was more than a year ago, and it isn't like he jumped on a motorcycle again.

Up and Down Friz

Frisman Jackson is in mid training camp form. That means he'll drop a pass that hits him in the hands and then catch one he has to stretch and twist to grab. It is exactly what he did in the afternoon practice.

Coach Romeo Crennel is looking for a receiver to step up. Jackson could be that guy, but drops like he had Friday have to make Crennel wonder.

Joshua Cribbs dropped a couple that hit him in the hands. The most consistent player among the lesser-knowns was Brandon Rideau.

On that note, anyone attending training camp this summer will be in for a treat when they watch Joe Jurevicius. He sets an example of how to practice when he steps onto the field. He's all business and, yes, he definitely knows how to catch the football.

Quick move

Rookie inside Leon Williams broke up a pass intended for tight end Darnell Dinkins. Williams was behind Dinkins and managed to swat the ball away without getting an interference call.

The glass cliché

This is really one of those glass half full/half empty tidbits. Toward the end of practice Andra Davis jumped over from his inside linebacker spot to make an interception. That's the half-full part.

The half-empty part of the play? Ken Dorsey, trying to convince the coaches he should be Frye's backup, threw the pass.

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