From the Sidelines: Weds AM Practice

Lane Adkins offers his thoughts on what he saw Monday morning in Berea...

* Veteran offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley was not on the field for the morning practice session, which follows up with the veteran not being on the field during Tuesday's PM session. Head coach Romeo Crennel noted that Bentley was inside the practice facility.

* DB Gary Baxter participated in individual drills as he prepares for an anticipated return for training camp.

* WR Joe Jurevicius, who has not participated in the OTA practice sessions spoke with the media following the morning session today. Jurevicius acknowledged he had had a "couple" procedures following the initial knee surgery, which was at that time deemed a "clean-up". Jurevicius briefly discussed the staph infection which he battled and noted was removed. Jurevicius says he is in the process of being ready and is working toward being ready for training camp in July.

* As has been the norm in this camp, Corey Williams, Shaun Rogers and Robaire Smith started along the defensive line, with Shaun Smith being the first in a rotation which utlizes the four veterans in multiple roles.

* Speaking of Shaun Smith, the versatile lineman had an up-and-down morning session. Smith was active and created push into the backfield on multiple occasions, and also was solidly locked down on consecutive plays by center Hank Fraley and LG Lennie Friedman.

* In a battle of 2007 rookies, DE Melila Purcell is lining up with the second-team defense, ahead of Chase Pittman. Purcell was solid on consecutive plays during drills today in which he beat the double-team.

* Rookie DB Mil'von James' day has started solid, as the DB got his hands on a couple of balls and was solid in coverage.

* Rookie RG Nathan Bennett is lining up with the second team behind Rex Hadnot and is showing obvious improvement since the start of OTA sessions.

* WR Travis Wilson had had a solid showing again in practice sessions, which included hauling in a deep-out from Brady Quinn.

* TE Kellen Winslow is in great physical shape and shows no issues with his repaired knee. Winslow ripped a Quinn bullet out of the air and raced down the far sideline. Despite missing the voluntary practice sessions, Winslow is very fluid, quick, and is catching the ball well.

* Speaking of Quinn, the second-year QB had an uneven morning session. Quinn looked good in individual drills, but had some struggles in 11-on-11s. Starter Derek Anderson threw the ball well, outside of a floater outside the hash-marks in passing drills.

* Anderson was sharp late in the 11-on-11 drills, connecting on numerous passes, which included a nicely thrown pass to RB Jerome Harrison over the outstretched arms of LB D'Qwell Jackson downfield.

* As the temperature rose on a warm and sunny session, the mood warmed up as well. A couple of squabbles were defused quickly, with veteran LB Willie McGinest stepping in to cool down the emotions of a spirited morning session.

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