AA Evening Post: Wrapping Up OTA #7


"Banks, who was claimed on waivers just days before the start of OTAs, continues to be impressive as a receiver. His touchdown catch in the red zone from QB Matt Gutierrez was a very nice play as he caught the ball over his right shoulder while fighting off coverage from a safety. Haley said he knew very little about Banks before he was claimed after being released by the Falcons. “He can run a little bit,” said Haley. “It looks like he has something to him. Overall, he’s picking up the offense fairly well it appears.” Working against Banks – he’s a tweener  physically, at 6-3, 243 pounds; he’s the smallest TE on the roster.Also in the red zone sessions, WRs Jerheme Urban and Jeremy Horne had nice catches, pulling the ball in and getting their feet down in the end zone with coverage on them. The guy throwing all three of those passes was Gutierrez.McCluster spent the practice working exclusively at running back.On special teams, coordinator Steve Hoffman worked the team through some mental reps on the kickoff return, specifically the work of the wedge.Veteran C Casey Wiegmann took a few snaps with the No. 1 offense, including a play where he dribbled a shotgun snap back to the quarterback.Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel spent extra time working with the nose tackles during the individual position drills.The linebackers spent a lot of their position drill time working on pass drops."

Courtesy of Bob Gretz. See the rest of Bob’s report at BobGretz.com