Links from Tuesday’s practice:
- About facing Noel Mazzone and Eddie Vanderdoes‘ quest to find out who will be Texas A&M’s “panda”
- Notebook on the run defense, Vanderdoes’ knee and Jim Mora‘s Twitter account
- Videos of Mora, Vanderdoes and Jayon Brown
An injury report from Mora after Tuesday’s practice:
- Defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner will be cleared for activity on Wednesday after recovering from appendicitis. He was at practice Tuesday, but not dressed and left the field early. He was treated with antibiotics as opposed to surgery. When he is cleared for activity, he will start on the stationary bike and will get on the field “as quickly as we can, barring a setback,” Mora said.
- Fullback Cameron Griffin is making his way back from a concussion, but had a small setback after feeling light-headed last night following the exertion test.
- Defensive end Deon Hollins returned to the field today, but was wearing a red non-contact jersey. Tuesday’s practice was a contact practice though (shoulder pads and shorts), so it was a light day for Hollins, who Mora added was “feeling really, really well.”
- Offensive lineman Kenny Lacy started practicing, but had to finish practice on the stationary bike after feeling soreness in his knee. Mora said he’s not worried about Lacy moving forward.
- Defensive end Takkarist McKinley was expected to return fully Monday, but is not fully recovered from the groin injury he suffered last week. Mora said he is feeling stiffness and soreness when moving laterally.
- Defensive back Marcus Rios rode the bike at practice after injuring his foot. Mora thought Rios got his foot stepped on in practice and it shouldn’t be serious going forward.
- Offensive lineman Paco Perez is still trying to get full strength back in his knee, especially during lateral movement.