Pennington throws at minicamp

On Thursday, quarterback Chad Pennington, coming off his second major shoulder surgery, threw for the first time in front of the media. He threw at the morning practice in the team's mandatory mini-camp.

Most of his passes were dump-off throws to the running camps, but he did complete a 35-yard pass to wideout Lavaranues Coles.

Pennington said his lack of deep balls is nothing to be concerned about.

"I know you guys want to see the long ball, but I'm going to work within the offense," said Pennington.

Pennington action was limited, with signal-callers Kellen Clemens, Brooks Bollinger and Patrick Ramsey seeing more action. But that shouldn't come as a surprise.

"I'm on a pitch count, so I won't go above and beyond what I'm supposed to do,' said Pennington.

And it's interesting to note that the rookie Clemens got the most reps with the first team.

"I knew you guys would say that," said Pennington. "It will create a story. We are in a rotation."

But no matter how the quarterbacks are listed on the depth chart, Pennington isn't concerned about that right now.

"My focus is so much on getting healthy, I can't worry about that," said Pennington. "The coaches have made it clear it's an open competition."

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