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Old 08-10-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Jeff Duncan
Temperature: 94

Heat index: 106

Attendance: 300

In the spotlight: Strong safety

Depth chart

No. player | Ht. | Wt. | Exp.

20 Jay Bellamy | 5-11 | 200 | 12

40 Mel Mitchell | 6-1 | 222 | 4

39 Brent Hafford | 6-0 | 190 | 1

Bellamy is a wily veteran who knows the defense and keeps the secondary in the right coverage. Mitchell is an excellent playmaker on special teams, but could be in danger of losing his roster spot. He's another player who needs to make something happen in the preseason. Hafford has played well and could earn a spot on the practice squad.


Dwayne Ledford

Position: Guard

Height/weight: 6-4, 300

Experience: 3

Age: 28

College: East Carolina

Hometown: Morgantown, N.C.

Did you know: Played in eight games with San Francisco in 2003. . . . Started for first time at St. Louis. . . . Played for Rhein Fire in NFL Europe in 2002 and started all 10 games, including the World Bowl. . . . Made switch from defensive tackle to offensive tackle as a senior at East Carolina. . . . Started 11 games at defensive tackle in 1997. . . . Spent parts of 1999 and 2000 on practice squad and active rosters of San Francisco and Jacksonville. . . . Played high school football at McDowell in Madison, N.C.

He said it: "Sometimes it is frustrating because you see guys at your position and think that should be me. But that's also what keeps you motivated. For everyone in this league, it's about competing."

WHO'S HOT: Alfred Fincher is taking advantage of a spate of injuries at linebacker to make a push for more playing time. The rookie middle linebacker made two excellent plays in the backfield and appears to be gaining more confidence each day.

WHO'S NOT: Nate Poole has not played poorly, but he hasn't been able to ascend the depth chart, either. He'll get more opportunities this week with injuries to Az-Zahir Hakim and Dontè Stallworth. Poole needs to make an impression during the preseason games.

PLAY OF THE DAY: Linebackers Alfred Fincher and Cie Grant diagnosed an end around by Michael Lewis on third-and-two and tackled him for a loss. Lewis sprinted around left end after taking a handoff from Aaron Stecker, but Fincher and Grant were waiting for him.


Pos. | Player | Injury

WR | Az-Zahir Hakim | right hamstring (out)

TE | Shad Meier | torn knee meniscus (out)

OL | Jon Stinchcomb | torn patellar tendon (out)

OL | Spencer Folau | sore shoulder (out)

LB | Roger Knight | sore right knee (out)

C | LeCharles Bentley | hyperextended wrist (out)

WR | Donté Stallworth | foot (out)

LB | James Allen | knee (out)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I'll probably bowl a 240 or a 260. I'm real tired from practice. That's the only reason I won't be in the high 280s." -- running back Deuce McAllister, predicting his performance at the team's bowling night Tuesday.

TODAY'S SCHEDULE: Morning, practice (indoors), 9 a.m.; evening, practice, 7:30 p.m., (indoors).

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Old 08-10-2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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The injury list is mounting and I don't like it. So far no starters have serious injuries (KNOCK WOOD), but we're still a month from the start of the season. Stay healthy guys.
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How bad is Stallworth and Bentley?????
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Not that bad. Bruised foot for Stallworth and hyper-extended wrist for Bentley. They'll be fine. The one I'm worried about is Stinch with that torn patellar tendon. He's done for the year.
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