Five quick observations from today’s OTA practice and media availability:
—The skies were cloudy but dry. However, recent rains made the fields too wet for use so the practice was held in the bubble. So far that makes the rookie camp practice and all three OTA session held in the bubble. It’s going to be rough on us going outside in Richmond in late July.
—Offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh said that decisions on who gets the snaps at running back will be a “game-to-game, even an in-game evaluation.” No player will be on a “pitch count”. He said that Chris Thompson could get some first- and second-down reps and that Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine might play on third down.
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—Cavanaugh said that his role as the offensive coordinator is to be a part of the group to put the game plan together and to get Jay Gruden in position to succeed as the play caller. He said that his goal is to have the offensive coaching staff so well prepared that “anyone could call the plays” given the game situation and the defense.
—Reserve offensive lineman Kevin Bowen, who was on the practice squad last year, suffered an ankle injury late in practice and had to be carted off of the field. About 15 players gathered around him as an air cast was put on the ankle.
—Right before that they had an uneven two-minute drill (actually they put 55 seconds on the clock). Cousins’ first pass was batted down at the line and then he got chased to the sideline and had to throw it away. But it ended well for the offense with Cousins throwing a nice strike to Vernon Davis in the end zone from about 35 yards out.