Practice begins at 3:00pm PT
Autographs: Defensive line
This is what the Head Coach said:
“Yeah, it was much better energy today. I think really, coming off of that trip from Baltimore, but then today these guys came out, they had a great walk-thru – good, locked in, in focus and concentration. Then, I thought there was good energy throughout. There’s a lot of things that we could certainly clean up, but I thought just the overall energy, the ability to communicate, just the way that we came out and competed was much better. That’s a credit to the players. They did a good job today.”
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh agreed, and had this to say:
“I think Coach [Sean McVay] looked at it from a standpoint of honestly we were in Baltimore, we had two good days, played a game that we weren’t really happy with — needed to learn some things altogether, from the first group to second group — came back to yesterday’s practice and started slow, which is unacceptable. I think from an overall veteran stand point, myself included, we have to set the tempo. I think we did a fairly good job of that today, we’ve got to go back and watch the tape tonight and we will see if that’s true or not.”
Officially, it was the same list as has been the case since camp broke on the PUP:
- DE Dominique Easley
- EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
Did Not Report (DNR) List - Reserve
- DL Aaron Donald
There have been no further updates on the injury train. Just as noted yesterday, WR Josh Reynolds (ankle), EDGE Matt Longacre (bicep), and TE Gerald Everett (shoulder) are still on the “injured” list. Luckily all three remain off any official list such as the physically unable to perform list (PUP), so that likely signals a relatively quick return for all three.
There may or may not have been news on the Donald contract extension front as well.
The chess match between McVay and cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters continues to evolve, with both sides winning plenty of battles essentially trying to outsmart the “opponent”.
Sunday’s practice centered around individual position work and competition between the top units on offense and defense. Defensive stalwarts ensured the energy was raised to an acceptable level, particularly the defensive back group.
Nickel cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman registered a strong day making several plays on the ball, as well as an interception on a Jared Goff pass (which was great) on a wheel route to WR Brandin Cooks: