Here is what's been going on so far today in the morning practice sessions. Thanks to Fox 40 for the offense and defense notes.
8:57 a.m. Your daily Deuce report: McAllister looks to be taking this practice off, he's out here but without a helmet. Yesterday Deuce sat out the morning practice, then had an MRI on his injured knee because he had tweaked it Friday, the MRI came back negative so he participated in the afternoon workout.
10:13 a.m. Now we've got some action, the team is going through 7-on-7 drills. The first play Brees lofted a pass down the left sideline for Reggie Bush and Bush reached back and tipped the ball to himself and made the grab.
9:22 AM CB Randall Gay just walked off the practice field accompanied by Josh Bullocks. Gay appeared to be fine, but I'll find out more from coach after practice. Bullocks, on the other hand has sat out every practice, except for one yesterday morning.
9:38 AM It doesn't look like LB Jonathan Vilma will be participating in the team drills this morning. He's been over on the stationary bike all morning, and now he's working out on his own. Just yesterday, Coach Payton said that Vilma wasn't having any ill effects from his knee surgery, and also said that he's healthy and moving well. This may just be precautionary, but we'll find out more about his health after practice.
Larry Holder has more is his usual notes from this mornings session on his blog.
- Chris Barclay lined up with the first team to return kickoffs yesterday. On Sunday morning, Pierre Thomas assumed the role with the 1s. Just to be clear, Thomas is No. 1 on the kick-return depth chart, Barclay sits second and Skyler Green is third.
The Times-Pic also had their rundown of the mornings events.
Several players took the morning off. Among them: Deuce McAllister, Jon Vilma, Jeremy Shockey, David Patton and Marques Colston.
Seemed like it was a pretty slow morning and no one had too much to report. A lot of special teams work and a few key players were taking it easy this morning. The afternoon session should pick up the pace a little bit.