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DE - Stephon Tuitt
NG - Louis Nix
DE - Sheldon Day
CAT - Prince Shembo
WILL - Carlo Calabrese
MIKE - Jarrett Grace
DOG - Ben Councell
CB - Lo Wood
CB - KeiVarae Russell
S - Elijah Shumate
S - Matthias Farley
NICKEL - Jalen Brown
DE - Justin Utupo
NG - Kona Schwenke
DE - Tony Springmann
CAT - Ishaq Williams
WILL - Joe Schmidt
MIKE - Kendall Moore
DOG - Romeo Okwara
CB - Josh Atkinson
CB - Joe Romano
S - Eilar Hardy
S - Austin Collinsworth
Is ND practicing today?
Yes. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Wait. According to Kelly, it is likely that Romeo Okwara remains at CAT. Was he there to fill space due to Spond's temporary absence from contact drills?
And what is your feeling regarding the possibility of Jarron Jones breaking into the two deep this season? He's nowhere on your list.
Okwara slid back over to Dog in Spond's absence. I suspect he'll spend most of his time at the Cat position when Spond is healthy.
Jones is interesting. He didn't have the aggression or intensity coaches wanted to see last year. Mike Elston, the defensive line coach, said Jones is coming around with that part of his game. He's still on the third team for now, but Elston said he'll be "a factor." We'll have more on Jones in a longer feature story in the next couple of days.
Kelly said on Saturday that Okwara will remain at the hybrid Cat/defensive end position.
Think of it in these terms: Both Shembo (Cat) and Spond (Dog) are out of eligibility after this season. In the spring of 2014 you can then have Ishaq Williams and Okwara at Cat, and Councell and Jaylon Smith at Dog.
I wonder if that is part of the reason re: jones that he was projected for o-line and may still end up there. Offensive and defensive linemen generally have very different mentalities. O-line is often more thoughtful, technical while d-linemen tend to play more emotionally, instinctual, and with a certain abandon that just isn't in the nature of most o-linemen.
Two deep looks good, but can't get over feeling a bit nervous about ilb.
Yes. Fox had shoulder surgery in January and is not taking part in contact drills this spring.
This post was edited by Dan Murphy 12 months ago
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