It was unseasonably warm this morning at Husky Stadium, where the Washington Huskies practiced for about two hours in ideal conditions. There wasn’t much excitement -- players were only in helmets and jerseys and shorts and shoes, with no pads on -- but we’ll go ahead and recap the workout anyway.
--- Players who were either limited or not participating: LB Ben Burr-Kirven, WR Brayden Lenius, WR Quinten Pounds, DB Brandon Beaver, DB Austin Joyner, OL Kaleb McGary, LB Keishawn Bierria, LB Connor O’Brien, DL Jason Scrempos, DL Jared Pulu and TE David Ajamu.
--- First-team offensive line looked the same, with Trey Adams, Jake Eldrenkamp, Coleman Shelton, Shane Brostek and Andrew Kirkland. The second-team offensive line also remained unchanged with Jared Hilbers, Michael Kneip, Matt James, Jesse Sosebee and Devin Burleson.
--- There wasn’t much in the way of actual competition today, save for a 7-on-7 drill and the final, 11-on-11 team period. Tony Rodriguez commanded the first series at quarterback, leading the second-team offense down the field for what appeared to be a touchdown on about a 19-yard pass from Rodriguez to Andre Baccellia. Rodriguez also completed about a 20-yard strike to Will Dissly, scrambled for a first down, connected with Forrest Dunivin and Baccellia on a pair of slant routes, and took a sack from Vita Vea on the play before he hit Baccellia for the apparent score.
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--- Jake Browning took over with the first-team offense against the first-team defense (with some reserves mixed in) and led a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive capped by about an 18-yard pass to Drew Before in the back right corner of the end zone. Browning nearly completed a deep pass up the left sideline to John Ross III on the second play of the drive, but it was broken up by walk-on defensive back Dustin Bush.
On the next play, a third-and-long, Browning found tight end Darrell Daniels for about a 17-yard gain and a first down. After missing on a pair of throws, he connected with Dante Pettis for about a 20-yard gain and another first down, and moved the offense into the red zone with completions to Drew Sample and Nik Little.
--- Rodriguez made one of the best throws of the day on a deep pass to Ross during 7-on-7. Ross ran past the coverage of Brandon Lewis. And Rodriguez also dropped a nice pass into the hands of new tight end Jeff Lindquist on a corner route. Lindquist leaped over the coverage of Jordan Miller to snag it.
--- Pettis, Pounds and Andre Baccellia practiced returning punts. Ross, Budda Baker and Chico McClatcher practiced returning kicks.
--- The Huskies return to practice on Wednesday morning, their final workout before Saturday’s spring event at Husky Stadium.
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