Of course Mahan was out with a sore back, but that's how things began going badly for Chukky Okobi a year ago when Mahan beat him out for the starting job.
Hartwig actually looked OK in the with starters tonight, getting some movement on the inside running plays they attempted behind him.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was not in camp Friday after a death in the family. He's expected to return Sunday.
The highlight of the evening was the backs on backers and Lawrence Timmons stole the show.
Timmons' explosion looked a lot like Kendrell Bell in his rookie season. Of course Bell was exploding through offensive linemen. Timmons was beating guys his own size or smaller – with Boyd being the exception.
Timmons showed good timing on his blitzes in team drills as well, pressuring Mike Potts on one play to force a bad throw, looping around the outside of the line.
The red zone drill was a display of futility by the offense as it failed to score a single touchdown in 15 attempts inside the 20.
Charlie Batch completed three of five, but also failed to get the team into the end zone on his attempt.
The Tony Hills-Bruce Davis sideshow again continued in one-on-one blocking, with Davis getting the better of the action tonight.
Hills likes to duck his head at contact and Davis seems to be learning to use that to his advantage.
With Holmes gone, Nate Washington ran at wide receiver with the first team.
Dale Lolley appears courtesy of the Observer-Reporter.