Saturday Morning Practice Notes

<p>The team worked on its bane -- special teams -- for the first time at training camp Saturday morning. Antwaan Randle El, Troy Edwards and Hank Poteat were the only three guys deep. Randle El looked very comfortable fielding punts.</p>

Of course, there weren't any defenders bearing down on him, so we'll see how he responds when that happens.

Mike Schneck and Bob Jones were the long snappers. Schneck looked better than Jones. Schneck and Josh Miller worked together, while Jones worked with Burke Dales. Dales' punts were horrible. The scouting staff was measuring the time it took the snapper to get the ball to the punter and the time it took to get the kick away. The tandem of Schneck and Miller were in the low two-second range every time, while Jones and Dales slipped into the mid-twos quite often. I would have liked to have seen Jones snap to Miller to see if it was the snapper or the punter that accounted for the time difference. Maybe later in camp.

Injuries: Mark Bruener and Pernell Griffin were again the only players who did not practice. No timeframe on a return for either one as yet.

Seven-on-seven: Deshea Townsend had a nice leaping interception of a poorly-thrown Tommy Maddox pass. Maddox was rolling to his left and got nothing on the ball. James Farrior was working as the middle linebacker in the dime. Farrior also played on the first-team Okie this morning, with John Fiala moving to the second unit. This is no different than before, however, as they have rotated throughout the spring. Chad Scott had a nice jump on a ball that he batted into the air. Mike Logan ran under the ball for the pick. Logan also made a nice play on the ball on another play during the seven-on-seven drills, diving to bat a pass down. On another play, Verron Haynes fell down, allowing linebacker Will Bouton to make an interception.

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