Oft-injured nose tackle Brandon Noble, who is being listed as day-to-day after he broke his hand on Tuesday, said the injury won't be too big of a problem for him. "This is something that I can deal with, something that I can play with and it's not going to affect me too much in the long run," he said. He added he should be out of his cast in four to five weeks.
Wide receiver Laveranues Coles completely faked Fred Smoot on one pass from Patrick Ramsey, making the cornerback look silly. The play didn't seem to bother the loquacious Smoot, who later could be seen screaming and dancing for the crowd. Smoot was also involved in an odd play, as he tried to take down 6-foot-3, 250-pound Brian Kozlowski after he caught Mark Brunell's pass. Smoot, 5-11 and 174 pounds, simply bounced off the tight end.
Yesterday's practice featured another minor spat, this time between safety Matt Bowen and wide receiver Jonathan Brewer. Bowen got in an extra hit on the rookie, then saw a football bounce off his head. Other players quickly stepped in.
Wide receiver Scott Cloman caught a pass from quarterback Gibran Hamdan that slipped between three defenders, including safety Sean Taylor.