Recap of Day 1- Damn It’s Nice to Have Football Back

  • Sam Bradford is completely cleared for everything and is 100 percent ready to go.  He confirmed he will not wear a knee brace this season and doesn’t see why he wouldn’t be ready to go for the season opener in Atlanta.
  • Chip stated barring any setbacks Bradford will play in the preseason game…remains to be seen how much he will play.
  • New QB coach Ryan Day will split up the reps amongst the quarterbacks (Bradford, Sanchez, Tebow, Barkley)
  • DeMarco Murray did not participate in any of the team drills today.  Doesn’t really seem to be much to that but stay tuned.
  • Sproles was getting the backup reps in replace of Murray not Ryan Mathews.
  • Sproles was also 1st team on kickoff returns.
  • Starting group of wide receivers consisted of Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Riley Cooper pretty much all practice.
  • Rookie first round pick Nelson Agholor ran with the 2’s.
  • Allen Barbre and Matt Tobin were the starting guards today.  Tobin played the right guard spot.
  • Backup group included Andrew Gardner, Julian Vandevelde, David Molk, Kevin Graft and Dennis Kelly.
  • Recently acquired John Moffit was third team OG.
  • Kiko Alonso and DeMeco Ryans were the 1st team inside linebackers for today’s practice.
  • Mychal Kendricks ran with the second team.
  • Chip also stood behind Kendricks saying he is not going anywhere “you can put that in ink.”
  • Jacorey Shepherd got all the 1st team reps at the slot corner in place of recently traded Brandon Boykin.
  • Louis Riddick of ESPN was at practice today and raved about Shepherd tweeting “good feet & movement patterns.”
  • Chip also mentioned there are various candidates in play for the slot position and for now Walter Thurmond will stay at safety.
  • He also spoke about Nolan Carroll and how they received multiple offers for him, but will not be moving him.
  • He is looking to keep 5 corners on the roster.
  • The 5th round draft pick for Brandon Boykin acquired from Pittsburgh can become a 4th rounder if he plays 60% of the snaps.
  • Greg Hardy is STILL a dumbass!!!

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