The biggest news coming from Tuesday’s practice was that junior wide receiver James Price will miss the next six weeks with a broken left clavicle suffered in last Saturday’s scrimmage.
Price’s left arm was in a sling as he watched practice in War Memorial Stadium. UW worked out in full pads. Price was listed as a starter, and was emerging as a leader among the Cowboys’ wide receivers.
According to the depth chart UW released late Monday afternoon, sophomore John Okowli is Price’s backup. Fourth-year coach Craig Bohl said true freshman Jared Scott, at 6-6, 230 pounds, also is expected to see more playing time.
Here is Bohl after Tuesday’s practice:
UW’s depth chart had junior defensive ends Carl Granderson and Kevin Prosser listed at 1-2, respectively, at one of the two spots, with sophomore Josiah Hall the starter at the other defensive end position. Granderson and Prosser are arguably two of the more explosive and fast defensive ends on the roster. Hall is one of the bigger ones, listed at 248 pounds. UW may play as many as six defensive ends in games this season, and there could be times Granderson and Prosser are on the field at the same time.
Hall is a former walk-on, and Bohl had some kind words for him Tuesday.
“Josiah has been steady the whole time,” he said. “He’s put on about 25 pounds of lean muscle mass. He’s a task master.”
UW is still without sophomore defensive end Shiloh Windsor (concussion protocol) and Monday afternoon senior defensive end Trevor Meader announced on his Twitter account that he is stepping away from football due to knee pain from back-to-back season ending injuries to the same knee in 2015 and 2016.
Redshirt freshman walk-on Garrett Crall, a quarterback in high school, is listed as Hall’s backup. Crall is listed at 6-5, 242 pounds. With Granderson, Prosser, Hall and Crall, UW also has senior Nela Lolohea, sophomore Austin Lopez, and hopefully, Windsor once he gets through his concussion issues. There is no indication as of now that UW is getting true freshman Victor Scott (6-4, 250) ready to play this season.
Bohl described Tuesday’s practice as physical, and when asked if the remaining practices in the final week of camp would be similar, or if he would dial it down, Bohl said: “We’re going to go. We’re going forward.”
NFL scouts from the Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins were at Tuesday’s practice. Monday, a scout from the Cleveland Browns was at practice.
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