Oft-injured safety Jason Wells came up limping again Monday night after trying to defend a pass that receiver Devin Aguilar ended up catching for a long touchdown in a mid-practice scrimmage.
Wells immediately clutched his leg and needed assistance to the trainer's table, where they examined the lower part of his right leg. He did not return to practice, and walked very gingerly on the sideline.
Preliminary reports indicate he strained his right Achilles – the same area he ruptured during an offseason workout last winter. Coach Steve Sarkisian, who was not made available to the media, did inform the Huskies' sports information department that he didn't think Wells' injury was serious.
&bull Here is the long list of injury updates: Linebacker E.J. Savannah (left hand) was in attendance, but did not practice. He wasn't in pads. … Receiver James Johnson (shoulder) wore the red jersey, and did none of the scrimmage work. Defensive end Everette Thompson (ankle) rode the stationary bicycle and did not practice. … Fullbacks Paul Homer (hamstring) and Tobias Togi worked out on the east side of the end zone, but did not practice. … Safety Victor Aiyewa suffered a minor head injury midway through practice on a hit, and did not return. … Tight end Dorson Boyce was limping around late in practice with an apparent leg ailment. … Receiver Jordan Polk went down on the sideline after a collision with Vonzell McDowell Jr. during one-on-one drills, and stayed there for a few minutes. He missed one play, and continued practice. … Safety Nate Williams (groin) and cornerback Justin Glenn (hip pointer) practiced fully.
&bull The offensive line had a mini-shakeup for a few series. Nick Scott was inserted as the starting right tackle in place of Drew Schaefer. And coaches did shuffle Ben Ossai from left guard to left tackle, moved Gregory Christine to left guard and sat tackle Cody Habben.
The move with Scott appeared to be a demotion for Schaefer. The move with Habben seemed like an experimental shuffle as by the end of the team portion of practice, Habben returned to starting tackle.
Here was the starting offensive line at the end of practice: LT Cody Habben, LG Ben Ossai, C Ryan Tolar, RG Senio Kelemete and RT Nick Scott.
&bull Again, Aguilar had another standout effort in practice, and really has emerged as the class of the group – at least an extended week into fall camp
And he even tried convincing an official that, after bobbling a pass, he pinned it against his helmet, and should have been ruled possession of a catch for a score. The official didn't agree, and ruled it incomplete.
&bull Starting quarterback Jake Locker was so-so. Here was the breakout of his passing statistics:
7-on-7s: 4-of-8, 52 yards.
First down offense in red zone: 3-of-7, 30 yards, TD
Deep-in-own end offense: 0-for-4 (dropped passes by tight end Kavario Middleton and receiver Jermaine Kearse).
&bull Erik Folk was 3-of-5 on field goals, making kicks from 25, 32 and 40 yards, and missing from 37 and 47.