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HEAD COACH JEFF FISHER
(on wide receiver Kenny Britt's status)*
He's just trying to get over the hump. His hamstring is just tight and sore. You know, we don't want to set him back. We thought over the weekend he benefited from the rest, but he just got tight so we backed him down.
(on if Britt suffered a re-injury of his hamstring)
No. I'll have an injury report for you in September. [laughter]
(on getting Jevon Kearse back to limited practice today)
We expected for him to return and get back and put a helmet on. So he's doing fine. We'll pick up his activity. He knows his body, he knows where he's at, and I'm not concerned about him being 100 percent for camp.
(on if Britt has moments of frustration)
Well, he's not frustrated. If there's frustration, it's just a lack of participation just because he's dealing with the hamstring. But when he's been out there, he's picked things up, he's made the plays that we need to see him make. I think mentally he understands what to do; it's just having an opportunity to do it.
(on the team's status with two OTA practices remaining)
This was kind of like a training camp practice today for us. We got a lot done, and so I'm pleased with where it is right now. We still have some things we have yet to cover over the next couple of sessions, but our goal here, especially for the young guys, is to let them know what to expect when they come back. With the combination of the heat, the intensity, the competition and of course what we're throwing at them, it's good for them right now. They'll know what's going to be expected of them.
(on whether there were too many dropped passes today)
Yes. I think (Lavelle) Hawkins forgot to bring his hands to practice.
(on if the drops were a carryover from Fisher's charity softball game on Saturday)
Yeah, direct carryover, no doubt. I'll take responsibilities for his drops today.
(on the impressive showing by the defense during practice)
They're going to have their moments, particularly because they're not in pads. They should win the line of scrimmage things at times, and they're swarming to the ball and they're making plays. The other thing is, there's some familiarity. When you have an experienced defense, they're going to see things and pick up calls here and there. They may even be listening to the huddle, so they're going to put themselves in position to make plays.
(on the team potentially adding more experience in the cornerback group before camp)
No, I think we have a really competitive group right now. I'm pleased with the rookies, and I'm pleased with Cary Williams. We don't have enough snaps to evaluate them. That's the problem right now, but it's a good, solid group.
(on the attendance at practice of an SEC officiating group)
Well, my intention is, we've had some line of scrimmage issues, and their presence is always good at practice. We'll have them back again at training camp, but this is a group of SEC officials that welcomed the opportunity to come out and work with us. Their presence alone, I think, helped the line of scrimmage fouls that we had over the last couple of sessions.