Below is a recap of the padded practice session.
- During a red zone drill, safety
Duke Ihenachohad a leaping breakup of a pass from quarterback Peyton Manningintended for tight end Julius Thomasin the corner of the end zone. Linebacker Wesley Woodyardsprinted over to slap hands with the second-year safety and congratulate him.
- Later in the drill, fellow safety
Rahim Moorebroke up a pass in the end zone as well, helping to keep the offense scoreless during that portion of the period.
- Wide receiver
Andre Caldwellhad a pair of long catches -- one during seven-on-sevens when he sprinted down the sideline and hauled in a Manning pass and another during full-team drills.
- Manning hit Decker on a deep pass where the receiver turned around and snatched the ball in front of cornerback
Omar Bolden. Later in team drills, Decker went low to make a shoestring catch of a Manning pass.
Aaron Hesterbroke up a pass in the end zone intended for wide receiver Tavarres King, which drew raucous cheers from the defensive sideline.
- During one-on-ones between corners and receivers, wide receiver
Kemonte' Batemanleaped and made a catch in the back of the end zone over cornerback Nigel Maloneusing just his fingertips, coming down for the touchdown from quarterback Brock Osweiler.
- Also in one-on-ones,
Demaryius Thomasreached back to haul in a pass with Champ Baileyright on his shoulder.
- Julius Thomas made a catch just past Ihenacho, who was in tight coverage, during seven-on-sevens.
- Early in practice, the quarterbacks participated in a drill where the aim was to throw the ball into a trash can in the corner of the end zone.
- Rodgers-Cromartie came out to the field to watch practice midway through the session.
- Ihenacho was already fired up while the team was stretching, shouting out what sounded like bird calls to the crowd, which echoed the shouts back at him.
- The very last portion of practice gave the offense one shot to fire a Hail Mary into the end zone. The defense batted down each pass.