Washington’s top draft pick, wideout Devin Thomas, left practice early with what coach Jim Zorn deemed a pulled hamstring. He said the severity wouldn’t be known until after the rookie from Michigan State was evaluated.
Thomas fell after failing to haul in a long pass down the right sideline and immediately began clutching the back of his right leg. He also had some blood on his leg after he got up and rode off the field on a cart. Zorn also said defensive end Chris Wilson strained a calf during the morning session, but didn’t think it was serious.
Jason Taylor also had a big ice wrap on his forearm coming off the field, but Zorn said it was just typical camp bumps and bruises.
The highlight of the practice was probably the unveiling of Zorn’s much-hyped quarterback drill. He called it “the bag drill” and it consisted of the other quarterbacks and coaches throwing blocking pads and other various soft objects at a QB while he tried to go through his drop and throw a pass. He said that shots to the head are typically “illegal” but both Jason Campbell and Todd Collins took turns hitting each other up high. It looked like everyone was having a good time, although it should be noted Colt Brennan and Derek Divine were a little gunshy when it came to chucking projectiles at the franchise quarterback. Probably not a bad idea. Zorn had no guilt about letting loose though at his pupils.
It might also be worth noting that Devine went before Brennan in a lot of drills and during team sessions. I asked QB coach Chris Meidt about it after practice and he just said it is early in camp and they are both battling for the No. 3 spot. But, it could be worth monitoring going forward.
UPDATE: Wilson has a left calf strain and is out of practice this afteroon. Thomas’ injury is being called a right hamstring strain, but we’ll get another update this afternoon.
(SECOND UPDATE) Thomas is out 10-14 days.