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Training Camp Log, Day 3

WIND-BLOWN: Kickers Cody Parkey and Zane Gonzalez disappointed in a field goal contest to end practice. Both went 3-for-5 in a strong breeze, starting from 34 yards and finishing from 55. Gonzalez was good from 50 and hit high off the left upright from 55. Parkey was wide right from 50 and good by plenty from 55.

“Let’s get the ball in the uprights. Too many times it’s going on the other side,” coach Hue Jackson said. 

NEWS OF THE DAY: Fight club showed up, and Jackson wasn’t pleased. Defensive tackle Danny Shelton escalated the skirmish that started behind the line of scrimmage after a play by leaping over the pile and throwing punches. Several players went to the ground, and Jackson stopped practice to talk to the entire team.

“We’re all men and tempers are going to flare from time to time, but we’ve got to take care of each other,” Jackson said. “I know there are going to be some scuffles, but I want them to be the right kind of scuffles.”


CAMPER OF THE DAY: Running back Brandon Wilds. He was claimed off waivers Friday after being cut by the Jets and got noticed in his first practice. Wilds (6-foot, 220 pounds) had a 5-yard run, then finished the full-tackling portion of practice with a touchdown run of about 20 yards over the left side.

“I want to find out more about him,” Jackson said.

PLAY OF THE DAY: Undrafted rookie defensive back Kai Nacua made a diving interception of a deflected DeShone Kizer pass. Kizer threw to receiver Rannell Hall on a comeback route on the sideline, but cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun got a hand in and Nacua swooped in for the pick.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We have all been waiting for this moment. I think this day is the day we get to see our improvements and see what we have been working on this whole offseason. It is going to be really heated. I know it is going to get crazy in there, but everybody is excited to compete.” — Shelton, hours before practice, on the first day in pads.

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE: 3:25-5:55 p.m.

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