For the halfway point — eighth of 15 spring practices — the Warriors were in full pads, but not full contact.
“Did you hit anybody today?” quarterback Bryant Moniz asked linebacker Aaron Brown.
Brown responded: “Not today.”
Moniz said: “Then it wasn’t a full-contact practice. … When Aaron hits somebody, then it’s official. It’s on.”
Among the highlights:
• Billy Ray Stutzmann and Miah Ostrowski were the No. 1 slotbacks.
• Left wideout Darius Bright made two terrific leaping catches in the corner of the end zone, both over cornerback John Hardy-Tuliau, one of the team’s most athletic defensive backs.
• Sean Shigematsu, who will be a second-year freshman in the fall, rotated as the No. 1 right tackle. The idea is to give Shigematsu, right guard David Lefotu and left tackle Jordan Loeffler first-team reps. But line coach Gordy Shaw does not want to combine two of those young players with the first team at the same time. Loeffler has missed the past two practices because of “knee issues,” but he should be ready to resume practicing Monday.
• Running back Hogan Rosehill’s left arm was in a sling after suffering what he called a “stinger” during drills.
• With the dearth of defensive ends, the Warriors’ 4-5 scheme has been converted to a 3-4-5, with one of the “elephant” linebackers — Art Laurel or Darryl McBride — serving as a stand-up rush end.
• Big day for Kamalani Alo, who has the edge as the No. 1 nickelback. He had a sack and an interception in the scrimmage-like drill.
• Safety Leroy Lutu had another interception.
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Kealoha Pilares had dinner this week with the Miami Dolphins, who are interested in him as a running back.
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Avis has selected PowderPuff as the winner of the glove autographed by Alex Green.
Today’s contest is for the highlight DVD of nine of the 17 former Warriors who attended pro day. To enter, please post: Saw them live, now I wanna see the DVD.
Avis picks a winner tonight.