HERE THEY GO AGAIN
Linebacker Terrell Suggs and rookie offensive tackle Jared Gaither went at each other again during a one-on-one pass-rushing drill. The duo battled to a draw twice, and Suggs did not challenge any other offensive linemen.
Quarterback Steve McNair tried to hit tight end Todd Heap on a seam pass down the middle, but safety Gerome Sapp reached out and batted the football into the air. Safety Jamaine Winborne dove and made the interception.
"This is going to be a man-up day." - Senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne to a group of reporters seconds before the team engaged in its first live practice with full pads and hitting.
Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden (turf toe), linebackers Mike Smith (shoulder surgery) and Dan Cody (knee), fullback Justin Green (knee surgery) and offensive tackle Michael Kracalik (sprained ankle) are on the physically-unable-to-perform list and did not practice. Defensive tackle Kelly Gregg (right thigh bruise) and linebacker Antwan Barnes (right ankle sprain) did not practice, while guard Ben Grubbs (right knee sprain) and tight end Quinn Sypniewski (stomach flu) were limited to individual drills. Fullback Le'Ron McClain missed the last 10 minutes of the morning session with heat-related leg cramps.
Today's practices are 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The afternoon practice is closed to the public.
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