The battle for the starting cornerback role is underway, and Drayton Florence came out strong. He looks to be the man to beat. During the seven-on-seven passing drills he intercepted a pass that Philip Rivers intended for Malcom Floyd. Florence also provided good coverage a few plays later, which resulted in a minimal one yard gain for the offense.
The two CB's vying for the starting role faced different teammates during the one-on-one drills. Antonio Cromartie went up against Gabe Franklin, followed by Quentin Jammer. The two match ups did not yield any completions. CB Quinton Jones out of Boise State had a quick recovery during drills that showed even on the first day he was in it to win it.
The battle for starting wide receiver was put on hold with Eric Parker sitting out due to a toe injury.
Full-pad practices start Monday, and the leisurely start to training camp will change. Practices will intensify and the starting role match-ups are bound to do the same.
The late afternoon practice ended on a high note for fans and players. The team came together for a team stretch, followed by a lengthy autograph session.
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