It’s back to business . . .
• For head coach Norm Chow, who returned to Honolulu last night. He didn’t sleep much because he was back in his office before dawn this morning. Chow is learning that the head coaching position, at UH, comes with a lot of responsibilities. Early last week, he signed a check to purchase fertilizer for the grass practice field.
• For quarterback Cayman Shutter, who was competing with teammates during unsupervised workouts this morning. Shutter remains on suspension from team activities until his July 20 trial on a DUI accusation. But this is officially the offseason, and there are no team activities until the start of training camp in August, so there are no restrictions on Shutter working out on his own with teammates. He is making use of the opportunity.
• For former UH defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga, who was released by the Washington Redskins yesterday following the rookie mini-camp. Meatoga has to wait until tomorrow to clear waivers. “It wasn’t the right fit,” agent Michael Hoffman said of Meatoga’s brief stay with the Redskins. “He has the ability to play in this league.” The positive side is the release occurred early enough that Meatoga might be able to catch on to another team before the start of OTAs. As per most NFL contracts, Meatoga gets to keep the signing bonus from the Redskins.
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Happy birthday to Avis.