Here is a recap of the practice session:
- In a team red-zone session, running back
Ronnie Hillmantrucked safety Duke Ihenachoto cross the plane, much to the delight of Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville. Ihenacho wasn’t deterred though and two plays later broke up — and nearly intercepted — a pass in the end zone. Rahim Moorelanded one of the biggest hits of training camp on Hillman in another 11-on-11 session and popped the running back's helmet off. Wesley Woodyardhad a strong day on the practice field as he also put a good hit on Hillman and applied heavy pressure on quarterback Peyton Manningduring the two-minute drill session near the end of practice. He and his teammates celebrated as if he had picked up the sack but Manning got the ball off anyway. Demaryius Thomascaught that pass in the end zone and the referee signaled the play a touchdown.
- Moore and
Omar Boldenboth had break-ups of Manning, forcing a fourth down in the two-minute drill but tight end Julius Thomashauled in a catch across the middle after first tipping it with one out-stretched hand to extend the drill.
Brock Osweileralso moved his unit down the field in the two-minute drill and Jacob Hesterran the ball into the end zone. Hester also broke a long run down the sideline during an early portion of practice when the offense was backed up against its own goal line.
- Wide receiver
Lamaar Thomasmade a catch in traffic early on and made a diving catch of a strike from Osweiler.
Quanterus Smithflushed Zac Dysertout of the pocket and then swatted his pass attempt late in practice. Sylvester Williamsregistered a sack in practice as well.
- Rodgers-Cromartie and
Chris Kuperworked with Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson during practice.
- The offensive and defensive lines worked on two-on-three drills and
Derek Wolfeand Kevin Vickersonwere particularly effective in them.