Editor's note: I was not at practice Tuesday, instead finishing up some UW season preview work in Tacoma. Ryan Divish, who has staffed some Husky football and basketball games in the past, and is regularly our national baseball writer, spelled me. Here is his report:
&bull Tight end Kavario Middleton (hamstring) and cornerback Justin Glenn (knee) were back practicing at full speed. Both took part in contact portions of the practice.
Glenn and Desmond Trufant and Adam Long all took turns rotating in with the second-team defense along as Vonzell McDowell and Quinton Richardson took first-offense repetitions.
&bull Defensive tackle Cameron Elisara (shoulder) was still wearing the red practice jersey.
&bull Running back Johri Fogerson ran with a bit of a limp at times because of a sore ankle. He showed some good bursts of speed early but it looked as though he may have tweaked it a few times. But it didn't stop him from participating despite the pain. He's a pretty tough kid.
Some of the practice action:
&bull Of the best plays I saw made in team defense, three of them were by back-up linebacker Cort Dennison. He picked off a Ronnie Fouch pass, made a nice break-up on a pass and also ran down a ball carrier for what would have been a loss.
&bull The Huskies worked punt returns and punt cover with refs and were pretty much clean. They even blocked a punt which got the coaches excited. Devin Aguilar, Cody Bruns and Fogerson all worked on punt returns.
&bull Placekicker Erik Folk wasn't exactly inspiring me with confidence, and continued a recent slump (1-of-5 on field goal attempts).
&bull The best moment of the first team offense came against the first team defense when they ripped off three legitimate long runs in a row, one from Fogerson, one from Chris Polk and one from Willie Griffin.
&bull Quarterback Jake Locker had his moments. He completed a pretty 20-plus yard pass to Devin Aguilar. On the next play, he tossed a wobbly pass over the middle that was easily picked off and then followed that with another clean pass over the middle to James Johnson.
&bull The first team offensive line was still: Ben Ossai (LT), Gregory Christine (LG, and the subject of many interview requests Tuesday since his appointment from the day before), Ryan Tolar (C), Senio Kelemete (RG), Cody Habben (RT).