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Speaking of Hankerson, he at least gets kudos for responding well to another drop. He finished with three receptions for 46 yards after putting one on the ground. He started to look upfield before securing the throw from QB Rex Grossman, not the first or even the second time that’s happened this summer. He had a short memory, though, and was productive — a silver lining amid a troubling problem catching the ball.


Finding standouts on the second-string offensive line isn’t easy. Inconsistency is a big reason why these players are backups. T Sean Locklear has an effective punch in pass protection, but he was flagged for holding. Rookie LG Big Mo Hurt gave up a sack when he reached for DL Drake Nevis and got off balance.

C/G Erik Cook was flagged, too, and he was pushed back on a few running plays. Cook can play all three interior line positions, though, and such versatility could put him on the final roster. I’d be interested to see C Donovan Raiola work with the second-string a bit more.


LS Nick Sundberg was accurate on all eight of his snaps.