More movesThe secondary isn’t the only position experiencing change this week. The offensive line will have at least two new starters with Robinson’s departure and Sam Tupua being placed on inactive reserve. Wide receiver Brandon Thompkins, who dropped three passes in the first half Friday, was placed on recallable reassignment. Thompkins’ 54 catches lead the team and his 12 touchdowns are tied for second. Spokane will probably lean on Mike Washington (50 catches, team-high 654 yards) and Rashaad Carter. Andrew Joseph was activated and the team signed 6-7, 240-pound receiver Nick Truesdell, who was recently in minicamp with Green Bay.
Loud and clearWhen the team huddled at the end of practice, Olson delivered an emphatic reminder to the players about his expectations. “It’s needed every once in a while,” Moore said, “especially when you’re going through a situation like ours.” As Olson addressed the media, more loud speeches could be heard from the huddle 25 yards away. “Today wasn’t our best practice,” quarterback Brian Zbydniewski said. “That’s what the emotional speeches were about, just making sure we’re ready because we have a huge game Friday night.”
NotesThe Spokane-Jacksonville game on June 7 will air on ESPNews instead of Philadelphia-Tampa Bay. … Sunday will mark four weeks since quarterback Erik Meyer’s collarbone injury. “The doctors gave him at least six weeks and after that he’ll get another X-ray,” Olson said. “His range of motion is good. We just have to wait for that bone to heal.”
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