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Morning practice report 8/2/05

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    <strong>August 2, 2005</strong>
    Source: <a href="http://www.chargers.com/news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2216">Chargers.com</a>

    The overcast skies and the later morning practice brought a bit of relief for the Chargers players who hit the field in their shells Tuesday morning. This practice was a more relaxed workout, giving the Chargers an opportunity to take things easy before reconvening at 7:00 pm for the first night practice of training camp.

    After the team's morning stretch, Coach Marty Schottenheimer gathered the entire team together before beginning work on special teams. As the clouds broke, so did the team and as the sun heated up, so did Schottenheimer. Following the first few kick returns, Schottenheimer yelled, "Come on men, that's not good enough!"

    Responding to Schottenheimer's remarks, Darren Sproles decided to pick things up with a crowd-pleasing punt from Mike Scifres down the sideline.

    Mike Scifres was punting well, and Nate Kaeding was splitting the uprights.

    When asked how he thought the special teams practice went this morning, Scifres stated, "It went well, we got a lot of things accomplished and we got what we needed to get done. Everything looked good, and things are rolling."

    Those not participating in the early practice included defensive end Dave Ball (foot, shoulder), offensive tackle Courtney Van Buren (knee), wide receiver Reche Caldwell (hamstring), defensive end Adrian Dingle (knee), defensive end Adell Duckett (knee), wide receiver Malcom Floyd (calf), linebacker Randall Godfrey (knee), tight ends Ryan Krause (foot), defensive end Igor Olshansky (hamstring), and tight end Justin Peelle (hamstring).

    Also, linebacker Ben Leber underwent a minor operation Tuesday to remove a small bone spur from his ankle. He's expected to miss approximately two weeks.

    "He was having a terrific camp," Schottenheimer said. "His pass rush was much improved. It won't set him back very far because he'll stay abreast of everything. He's a bright guy. He understands what we're trying to do, so this won't put him back much."
     

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