Day 3 of training camp, but the first day off full-pad practice. Still no sign of Joey Bosa and Stevie Johnson has a torn meniscus! Lets continue
We’ll get this kicked off with the offense. When the team ran 3-wide, Tyrell Williams got the start in place of injured, Stevie Johnson. As everyone expected, it seems Dontrelle Inman will be 4th on the depth chart. Williams really stood out today when he made a sideline catch for a big gain. Williams and Keenan Allen had close to the same amount of reps towards the end of practice, that should be noted. No notes on Travis Benjamin, aside from being the one-of-two to return a punt (other being Keenan Allen). Zach Mettenberger and Kellen Clemens looked absolutely terrible today. They had a game where they would throw the ball through the goal post into a net, but neither of them could connect; Philip Rivers and Mike Bercovici tied. I thought I’d leave it for last, but Melvin Gordon had a not-so-good practice. Again. He got stood straight up by a stationary object and was not very efficient in the pass rush drills. We’ll see if this can be corrected as practice goes along.
Kyle Emmanuel got majority of reps over Jeremiah Attaochu when the team ran two tight end sets and it stayed like that almost the entire practice. Brandon Mebane was able to blow through whoever lined up against him, aside from Joe Barksdale who was fantastic. Probably just a little tweak, but out of a snap in the individual drills, Barksdale was favoring his left knee, not limping but putting his hand on it. May have just been his sock, but worth to watch out for. Dexter McCoil had a good outing with Adrian McDonald when McCoil got a strip, while McDonald recovered the fumble. Brandon Flowers has been quiet all camp, but stood out when covering Keenan Allen today with a good break up on a pass.
This will be my only story with notes from the practice live, but will try to gather things from Twitter and other sources as camp continues. If you have any other questions about players, please ask!