Notes and observations from Friday's practice.
Did not practice:DE Trey Hendrickson, RB Travaris Cadet, CB Arthur Maulet, WR Travin Dural (concussion), WR Jake Lampman, LB Stephone Anthony, TE Clay Harbor, C Josh LeRibeus, CB Delvin Breaux (leg), CB Marshon Lattimore (knee), T Terron Armstead(shoulder), C Max Unger (foot), DT Devaroe Lawrence,
Returned to action: T Ryan Ramczyk, WR Corey Fuller, TE John Phillips
Need to know
- It wasn't much of a practice in terms of action. The team walked through some situations, such as Hail Mary's and field goals with the time running out, and did some seven-on-seven work. For that reason, this piece will be a little bit different and abbreviated since there isn't much to write about.
- Ramczyk returned to action after missing the last few practices and took his spot back at left tackle.
- Breaux was in attendance and went through some individual work after not being present at the last couple practices.
RB Adrian Peterson had a long run on a draw play and appeared to score a touchdown later in the session. There wasn't live tackling, so take it for what it's worth, but his explosiveness showed up on the long run.
WR Ted Ginn Jr. made a nice back-shoulder catch during seven-on-seven drills. After the drop on Thursday night, it was good to see him make a contested catch.
The pass defense forced Drew Brees and Chase Daniel to each hold the ball until the whistle was blown once during seven-on-seven drills. That's the kind of coverage this team will need if it hopes to improve this season.
It looked like Senio Kelemete got all of the reps with the first-team offense at center with LeRibeus out of action.
WR Willie Snead returned some kicks. While it's doubtful that will end up his role, he's good with the ball in his hands and is hard to tackle.