• While Fetaiagogo Fonoti has declared himself physically fit for tomorrow’s season opener, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he is held out of the game. He hasn’t had a full practice in more than a week — he did not attend yesterday’s practice because of a swelling in his left knee — and he is much needed for the ensuing two-game, 11-day road trip. Besides, Liko Satele has played well in recent practices. Fonoti most likely will be used on a need-to-play basis.
• Yesterday’s hold-me-back scuffle between unlikely combatants — slotback Kealoha Pilares and cornerback Jeramy Bryant — is a clear indication the Warriors are ready face somebody other than themselves. “Everything’s cool,” Bryant said. “We have great respect for each other.”
• Kicker Scott Enos has been driving deep kickoffs in the past week. He had struggled early in the preseason while adjusting to the workload. Now, he is meeting his hang-time goals for kickoffs. His kicks are either reaching the end zone or placing in the corners.
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