Tuesday’s practice was the last full session before Thursday’s spring game as Wednesday’s practice will be a light walkthrough.
Last practice: Saturday, February 23
Next practice: Wednesday, February 26
Went in the bubble: LB Tyler Johnson, CB Dominique Harrison, LB Stanley Lambert, WR Ryan Newsome, DL Shannon Forman, DL D.J. Davidson, WR Angel Ruiz, RB Paul Lucas
What went on:
All four quarterbacks got action on Tuesday we wrote down some of their most notable plays.
Dillion Sterling-Cole started the day with the offense as they run plays without a defense in front of them. He threw a deep ball for Brandon Aiyuk, but was just a small margin out of his reach. In 11-on-11s, he threw a red zone fade to Aiyuk, but the receiver had no shot at it because it was out of bounds. Wide receiver Kyle Williams found a small space on the zone for a touchdown, which made linebacker Merlin Robertson yell, ‘nooooo.’
Sterling-Cole had two passes batted away during practice. One by the hand of defensive lineman Michael Matus on a swing pass to running back Isaiah Floyd. Cornerback Chase Lucas then knocked a pass away intended for Aiyuk.
Jayden Daniels threw a ball into the end zone for Frank Darby, but cornerback Kobe Williams made a nice play to knock it away. He threw a couple of nice passes on the move to wide receiver John Humphrey on a short out route and a dump off pass to Floyd.
Joey Yellen had Aiyuk open deep after putting a nice move on Timarcus Davis, however, the ball fell too far in front of Aiyuk. There was a defensive holding flag on the field. He also tossed a red zone touchdown to Aiyuk on a well placed ball.
Ethan Long threw a longer pass to Curtis Hodges, it was slightly behind Hodges, who made a nice adjustment in air to make the grab. He made a back shoulder pass to Aiyuk on Davis that stopped him at the one but pretty easy completion.
Other notes, Eno Benjamin didn’t participate in team plays, but worked drills with the runnings backs in one of his rest days. Mark Walton finally got action in team scrimmage with the defensive line after making the transition from tight end.
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole/Jayden Daniels/Joey Yellen/Ethan Long
RB: Eno Benjamin/Isaiah Floyd
WR: Brandon Aiyuk, Frank Darby, Kyle Williams, John Humphrey
TE: Tommy Hudson, Curtis Hodges
OL: Zach Robertson (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Cade Cote (RG), Steven Miller(RT)
DL: Jermayne Lole, Corey Stephens, George Lea
LB: Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, Merlin Robertson, Darien Butler
CB: Kobe Williams, Chase Lucas
Tillman: Aashari Crosswell
S: Evan Fields, Cam Phillips
RB: A.J. Carter/Tavian Gould
WR: C.J. Jarmon, Tannor Park, Geordon Porter, Tyerell Baldonado-Kaelopu
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Ralph Frias (LT), Dohnovan West (LG), Jarrett Bell (C), Roy Hemsley (RG), Spencer Lovell (RT)
DL: Michael Matus, Mark Walton, George Lea
LB: Ely Doyle, Case Hatch, Connor Soelle
CB: Timarcus Davis, Terin Adams
Tillman: Tyler Whiley
S: K.J. Jarrell, Alijah Gammage