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Monday, July 30, 2007

The Saint

Apparently Brian St. Pierre’s parents were in town today as St. Pierre was given two opportunities to run a two-minute offense Monday afternoon at Saint Vincent College.

Both times, St. Pierre led the offense to touchdowns and looked relatively sharp in doing so.

In his first attempt – working against the second-team defense – St. Pierre completed his first two passes – to Nate Washington and Santonio Holmes – before throwing wide of Willie Reid, who couldn’t get his feet inbounds to make the catch.

A draw to Carey Davis was blown up for a 4-yard loss, but St. Pierre completed a pass to Reid to put the ball at the 8. He then completed a 6-yard pass to Holmes at the 2 before throwing incomplete on a fade pass to Holmes. The pass was broken up by Anthony Madison.

Kevan Barlow then took the ball in from two yards out for the score.

Working against the No. 3 quarter defense, St. Pierre had an even easier time. After a pair of incompletions, he completed a 30-yard pass to Walter Young at the 10. He then went back to Young on the next play, finding the 6-4 receiver in the back of the end zone. Young did an outstanding job of getting both feet in bounds and looked better than he ever has in his previous camps here.

James Harrison, Verron Haynes, Lawrence Timmons and Derek Rehage did not practice this afternoon. Haynes was held out as a precaution to make sure his surgically repaired knee doesn’t act up, while the team is trying to figure out a way for Rehage to get back to work with a cast on his surgically repaired thumb.

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