"First time doing team stuff. But I've been doing routes and doing seven-on-seven," he said.
Moreno's knee procedure this offseason was minor compared with the repair of the torn ACL that kept him sidelined throughout the 2012 offseason. He described the procedure this year as a "cleanup." In his work the last three weeks, he has looked smooth, with no hitch in his gallop.
2. As Moreno increased his workload, the absence of
"It would be nice if he's here with us, but this is something that he always did," said running back
McGahee's absence has meant more top-line repetitions for everyone else, which helps their progress.
"You get to a level of comfort and familiarity when you're actually getting reps with the ones," said
3. Week 3 for the offensive line working together began with a crisp practice and perhaps the most well-executed run play in the OTAs that have been open to media. The group created a massive hole for Ronnie Hillman, who took his one cut and surged upfield for an easy touchdown run.
It was also a play that showed how far Hillman has progressed and what he has learned from Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville.
"He's been doing that since Day One," said Hillman. "One cut -- and there's only one person that gets more than that, that's what they always say. I think one-cut-and-go, you've got to get it."
4. When you watch training camp, keep your eyes on the scrum for playing time at tight end and wide receiver. (And if you can't make it to camp, we'll be watching for you.)
At tight end,
"I feel like every time we’re on the field he goes hard and tries to make a play like everybody else is doing," said
Perhaps wanting to match the recent performance of his fellow 2011 draft pick, tight end
Osweiler will be the trigger-man on many passes to the backups, so how they mesh with him could determine how the depth chart looks. Osweiler found
This was also a good day for Osweiler, whose tweaked delivery allows him to deliver passes more quickly, which means he doesn't need as wide of a gap in coverage in order to make a play.
"He’s long. He is real long," said Demaryius Thomas, who had a potential deep pass taken away late in practice when Rodgers-Cromartie stayed with him down the sideline to break up the connection. "He covers very well, so you have to be on your Ps and Qs when you go against him. You have to body him up sometimes, you have to be in the right position because he’s fast, long and has great feet."
Another newcomer to the secondary also made an impression: rookie