Post-Dispatch
Saturday, Jul. 30 2005

Injured: CB Jerametrius Butler (knee); RB Dusty McGrorty (knee).

Limited activity: G Adam Timmerman (shoulders, foot).

Absent: Unsigned draft picks Alex Barron (OT, 1st round) and Richie
Incognito (G, 3rd round).

Attendance: 1,386 at Saturday morning's open practice.

Just visiting: Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Today's schedule: Practices at 8:30 a.m. (open to the public) and
4:30 p.m. (closed).


BITS AND PIECES

* A slimmed-down Arlen Harris and speedy Aveion Cason are vying for
the third RB spot.

* The 90-minute afternoon practice at the indoor facility consisted
exclusively of special-teams work.

* Hall of Famer Jackie Slater is back at training camp, working with
the offensive linemen.


OVERHEARD

"The intensity's picking up. I think that each day, we're getting a little
bit more and more of what we want from the technical aspect as well
as
the conditioning part of it." - coach Mike Martz

"Camp is camp; it's no big excitement for me. But it's good to be
back; it's always good to see the guys, see how everybody's summer
was, see what's new. So it's a good feeling." - wide receiver
Torry Holt


- Bill Coats