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Thursday, May 27, 2010

More OTA stuff

Of course, the big news Wednesday was that first-round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey suffered what appeared to be a dislocated toe during workouts.

It really isn't a big deal, though. Pouncey got stepped on and limped off, taking off his shoe. Trainers looked at it and appeared to set the toe, sending Pouncey back onto the practice field.

It's actually something that happens quite often in football. One photographer wondered why they don't make linemen wear steel-toed shoes. But obviously, that would make the linemen slower.

© The other big news was Kraig Urbik working with the first team at center Wednesday. Doug Legursky was out with an undisclosed injury and with Justin Hartwig missing from the optional practices, that gave Urbik his shot.

Pouncy, by the way, worked with both the second and third teams at center.


Unknown said...

I'm thrilled that Urbik is getting first team reps anywhere, although it's easy to overlook the fact that two guys had to go down with injury for him to get there.

I'm really pulling for him to step up his game so that he can be our starting RG in 2011, with Pouncey over at Center.

Dale, I know they're just in shorts, but does Urbik look any better this year? Thinner/stronger/more comfortable? Anything?

Joe said...

Who was running with 2nd team tackles? I am assuming Starks & Colon are first team.

Anonymous said...

BR was cleared to practice.

Dale Lolley said...

Hills has been working at LT with Ramon Foster on the right side

Anonymous said...

Thanks goodness, I can sleep well tonight. I know who the second-string tackles are. Joe needs to get a life.