I'll be back with plenty more in a while, including some video. But first, here are some practice notes from the morning session.
For starters, first and second-round picks Jason Pierre-Paul and Linval Joseph both made strong impressions playing on the same defensive line, Pierre-Paul at right defensive tackle and Joseph over the nose. In several drills, Joseph looked strong turning and running downfield in pursuit, good news for a big man. And in team drills, Pierre-Paul was in the backfield quite often. He would have had at least three sacks if the team drills were actually full-contact scrimmages.
Seth Williams, Richmond cornerback signed as a college free agent, made two interceptions, one off UDFA quarterback Dominic Randolph of Holy Cross and the other off UDFA Riley Skinner of San Diego. But Randolph also showed some ability while dropping a nice pass in to Rutgers UDFA WR Tim Brown in traffic, who made a nice, falling catch on it. Randolph also found California (Pa.) WR A.J. Johnson in traffic.
One anxious moment came when third-round safety Chad Jones and UMass WR Victor Cruz, also signed to a free agent contract, came together on a deep throw by Randolph. Both stayed down for a few seconds and then got up and limped back to the huddle. But it turned out to be nothing serious, and both continued until the end of drills.
Rutgers' 5-foot-8, 165-pound receiver Tim Brown also looked strong, but unless he grows a couple of inches and puts on about 20 pounds, he'd have to be considered a longshot to make it to training camp.
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