If you already have, please continue to spoon that delicious Half-Baked concoction of caramel and peanut butter cup ice cream into your pie hole while you catch-up on a few odds-and-ends-related news and notes from the first week of camp.
Yes, I love caramel and peanut butter cups. Sue me.
General News And Notes From Training Camp
- Delone Carter, once thought to be in-line for the starting running back job in 2011, is now working almost exclusively with the third string offense. This essentially means he's as good as cut.
- Cassius Vaughn has moved into the role as starting corner opposite Vontae Davis while Greg Toler recovers from his "not serious" concussion.
- Darius Butler is working solely as the slot corner.
- Rookie offensive guard Hugh Thornton was seen Friday without a protective boot on his foot.
- Rookie center Khaled Holmes is now apparently wearing that boot, nursing the same ankle he injured at USC last year.
- Pat Angerer, who is still on the PUP list, was seen with a protective leg wrap. This is interesting because he is not recovering from a knee or leg injury. At least, not that we know of. He had two surgeries on his foot this offseason.
- Mike McGlynn is the starting right guard.
- Tedy Williams is the No. 1 corner for the second unit defense. Josh Gordy is the No. 2 corner for that defense. When Toler returns, Williams will slide to No. 2, Cassius Vaughn will be No. 1, and Josh Gordy gets sent to the third string.
- Kelvin Sheppard is the starting inside linebacker along with Jerrell Freeman.
- Josh McNary is being utilized as an ILB, not an OLB.
- Lawrence Sidbury has been used in practice as a "joker" linebacker, roaming behind the defensive line. Sidbury was a defensive end with the Falcons last year.
- Stanley Havili is firmly entrenched as the team's fullback. The offense even utilizes him on passing downs, splitting him out wide on a few occasions.
- Pat McAfee has been used to kick 60+ yard field goals.
- Griff Whalen has been his holder in those situations.
- Whalen and Lanear Sampson have both seen time at wide receiver with the No. 1 offense.
- Chandler Harnish has looked very impressive.
- T.Y. Hilton, Kerwynn Williams, Jabin Sambrano, Sampson, and Whalen have seen time at returner on special teams.
- Donald Brown worked as a gunner on special teams.
- Ben Ijalana is working as the left tackle on the third string offense.