- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Santana Moss [UP]

Moss looked like the home run threat of old when Jim Zorn unveiled some new pass patterns

Jason Taylor [SIDEWAYS]

Said all the right things, but the lack of a silk shirt or at least a flashy suit was a little disappointing

Fred Smoot [SIDEWAYS]

Returns to practice sooner than expected, but will Taylor steal some of his limelight?

J.T. Mapu [UP]

Losing two defensive linemen in one day opens a spot for him in camp


Monday was fullback Mike Sellers’ 33rd birthday, and a few fans made their way to practice from New Jersey to celebrate with him. They were standing in the front row with a sign draped over the fence that said, “Hotel and two fill-ups at the gas pump: $230.… Round trip from New Jersey: 536 miles.… The chance to wish Mike Sellers a happy birthday: Priceless.”

Sellers wowed his faithful supporters with a couple of nifty catches during a passing drill in the morning session and rewarded them after the practice.

“I went and signed the sign for them,” Sellers said. “It is an honor when people take notice of you, especially when you’re not a Clinton Portis or a Santana [Moss] on the team.”

As for any special plans on his birthday — “Yeah, I’m going to go get some sleep and then come out and have another good practice.”


“Get ‘em next time, Sleepy.”

A fan after rookie tight end Fred Davis, who missed a practice during minicamp because he overslept, was unable to corral a pass during a drill


OT Devin Clark, 6-4, 312, New Mexico

Clark is an undrafted rookie who started 25 of 26 games in his two years with the Lobos after beginning his college career at Scottsdale Community College. Clark is one of five tackles 25 or younger battling for a spot on the roster behind vets Chris Samuels, Jon Jansen and Todd Wade. One of those guys, second-year man Stephon Heyer, was an undrafted free agent who made the team out of camp last season and started five games as a rookie. “I’m grateful this team picked me up and gave me an opportunity to do that,” Clark said. “[Heyer] busted it to get where he was. I just want to be able to make the practice squad or the team or whatever. I am going to try to do the same thing he did.”

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