Abraham Twists Ankle, Misses Practice

DE John Abraham twisted his ankle during the morning session and was held out of the afternoon practice…

G Randy Thomas and LB Sam Cowart were again held out of practice today. C Kevin Mawae continued to watch from the sidelines today, as he nurses his surgically repaired shoulder…FS Damien Robinson picked off a deflection from a Vinny Testaverde pass early in the afternoon practice…Testaverde saw limited action in the afternoon…LB Scott Bradley, a free agent from Boston College had a nice pass defense…LB Mo Lewis intercepted a pass that was deflected off the hands of TE James Dearth…CB Marcus Floyd made an outstanding defensive play, diving to deflect a pass…Players had on only shoulder pads during the afternoon practice, after wearing full pads this morning. In his press conference Herm Edwards said he wanted to test his players by making them wear pads the first two days of practice, but did not make his players wear pads in the sweltering afternoon heat…When questioned about practicing in the heat, Herm said he is forcing his players to take extra water breaks. Gatorade has set up several stations around the practice facility, and has been monitoring players for fluid loss and dehydration.

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