By Bill Coats
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
MEQUON, Wis. (Camp Day 11/early report)
It took 11 days and 15 practices before the first fight of training camp broke out Monday morning. The combatants were defensive end Leonard Little and fullback Richard Owens. But as brawls go, this was a dud. They rolled around the ground briefly, but no punches were thrown.
It was so mild that Richie “The Sheriff” Incognito didn’t even have to come in and break things up.
Apparently a day and a half off did wonders for the soft-tissue injuries that had sidelined about a dozen players. Only four players remained on the sideline for Monday’s morning practice — cornerback Fakhir Brown (shoulder), defensive end Victor Adeyanju (finger), wide receiver Donnie Avery (pelvic bone) and tight end Anthony Becht (hamstring).
Some of the returnees were limited, sitting out “team” drills, but all were padded up.
All for now . . . more following the afternoon practice