Some tidbits from today’s first football practice of training camp:
• Left wideout Rodney Bradley practiced, insisting he had no discomfort in his surgically repaired left leg (broken fibia and tibia). But he said he had soreness in his right foot. Nothing major, he insisted, and he should be ready for tomorrow’s practice.
• Right tackle Laupepa Letuli, who received a medical hardship for a left-knee injury in 2009, appeared to be in good health.
• Defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga practiced despite a rash on his left arm that was a reaction to a Portuguese Man-O-War bite.
• Practice was extended more than an extra half-hour so players who did not complete their summer conditioning programs could run 50-yard sprints.
• Head coach Greg McMackin scolded, um, a blog host who did not notice that practice was not over. The blog host was caught interviewing players during the 50-yard sprints. As an act of solidarity, a columnist also confessed to interviewing players.
The No. 1 offense: LWO Rodney Bradley (who then was replaced by Joe Avery), LSB Greg Salas, LT Austin Hansen, LG Brett Leonard, C Bronson Tiwanak, RG Adrian Thomas, RT Laupepa Letuli, RSB Kealoha Pilares, RWO Royce Pollard, RB Alex Green. The quarterbacks rotated.
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Former UH linebacker Brashton Satele recorded a first for the J-E-T-S: He was the first player to suffer an injury in training camp. But not to worry. According to our people, Satele suffered only a sprained left ankle — X-rays were negative for any fracture — and he should be good to go sooon.
Satele was injured during a kickoff drill. A teammate blocked another player, who rolled onto Satele lower-left leg. Satele had to be helped off the field.
Until then, Satele was making an impression on special teams. He even blocked a punt during a drill.