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Shawn Springs Excued Again (Let's Keep Our Fingers Crossed For Him)

Shawn Springs left practice about 20 minutes in, and had to return to the hospital. He chatted briefly with Coach Joe before sprinting off the field and leaving. His wife gave birth to a baby boy this week, but something came up back at the hospital. Coach Joe will update the situation after practice and obviously we're all hoping for the best.

Also, Rocky McIntosh is not here. His wife had a baby girl and Rocky is expected back for tomorrow's practice.

Clinton Portis actually donned a helmet and pads for some light drills after spending the first hour or so working out on the sidelines with Santana Moss. Clinton did some individual work, but really any team stuff. Still, it's more than we expected.

In the personnel department, Jason Campbell looked very sharp in team drills, moving the ball and threaded tough passes in the red zone. It was pretty impressive.

Surprisingly, given all the veteran offensive line depth collected this season, Will Whitticker worked in Randy Thomas's spot as starting right guard (Thomas had minor knee surgery this week). Whitticker is a big dude (6-5, 338), and a third-year guy out of Michigan State. He started 14 games for Green Bay in 2005 and was with Miami last year, but did not play. He was a seventh round pick by the Pack in 2005.

In fashion news, Chris Cooley has plumbed new depth. Some of you remember the booty-shorts look he sported early in training camp last year. Well, it's gotten worse. He looked like Dingle from Reno 911 out there today with the short spandex going on. If I only I had a camera phone to share the madness with you guys. I'll try to track a photo down.

Okay, I'm going to run back out there for the final 20 minutes of practice and will post anything new after Coach Joe speaks.

By Jason La Canfora  |  June 15, 2007; 1:39 PM ET
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Spandex or plaid shorts - what a dilemma!

Posted by: DD | June 15, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Hooray for Cooley. Talk about letting your freak flag fly!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Excued me?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

In fashion news, Chris Cooley has plumbed new depth. Some of you remember the booty-shorts look he sported early in training camp last year. Well, it's gotten worse. He looked like Dingle from Reno 911 out there today with the short spandex going on.

Where in the hell is my hammer? LMGO

Posted by: jm220 | June 15, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Hope everything is ok with Springs wifey and baby.


Posted by: 4th | June 15, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

And for the hundredth time, it's Dangle. Lieutenant Jim Dangle. Got it?

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Nate- If Cooley's shorts are really that short, I don't want to hear the word Dangle in the same sentence. lol

Posted by: 4-12 | June 15, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"Look for Dwight Freeney, the Colts three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, to become the highest-paid defensive player in league history. Preliminary talks have begun between the team and Gary Wichard, Freeney's agent. The key date is July 15, the deadline for a long-term contract to be reached. Failing that, Freeney must play under the one-year, $9.43 million "franchise'' tag for '07. If that happens, he figures to be a no-show throughout the preseason. The absolute earliest Freeney would sign the one-year tender is the week before the start of the regular season. A long-term deal is in the best interest of both sides. It will afford the Colts room under the salary cap and allow them to lock up one of the NFL's most disruptive players (on the field) for the foreseeable future. It would also give Freeney long-term security.


Posted by: 4th via IndyStar | June 15, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

i hope he's not hanging out of those.

Posted by: ngu | June 15, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

"After a brief but heated exchange with coach Eric Mangini on Wednesday night upon his arrival for a mandatory minicamp, disgruntled veteran guard Pete Kendall unleashed an attack on the Jets organization yesterday for refusing to renegotiate his contract and demanded to be traded or released. Kendall, who is due to earn a $1.7 million base salary and is seeking a $1 million raise, called the club "unprofessional" and said Mangini has refused to return his phone calls even though the pair had an amicable meeting following the season regarding a new deal. Kendall, an 11-year veteran, said GM Mike Tannenbaum even told him two weeks ago that his request "isn't unreasonable" and agreed that he was "underpaid." Kendall said Tannenbaum told him club policy is to not revisit deals with three years left. Kendall, though, pointed out that his initial deal had three years left when he was asked to restructure it.

Not worth the pain for us to bring him in......

Posted by: 4th | June 15, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Wooo hooo! Go Spartans! Will Whitticker! [Also another cool character guy ... will try to find the website for his charitable foundation.] Also, he looks kind of like a baby-faced, heavy-set Leftwich.

Posted by: dcsween | June 15, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dcsween | June 15, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

"Look for veteran defensive tackle Corey Simon to get his walking papers, perhaps after a final grievance with the Colts is resolved involving $1.9 million in '06 base salary. The latest sign Simon has played his final game for the Colts: He wasn't invited to Wednesday night's ring ceremony.

Worth Bringing him in

Posted by: 4th | June 15, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Who wears short shorts?
We wear short shorts!

Posted by: Coolio | June 15, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse


Any word on Westbrook? What unit did he get in with? Sort of a local interest story being a local kid and Salisbury grad. GO FIGHTING SEAGULLS!

Posted by: Aston | June 15, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

It's good to hear that JC is getting comfortable...that's going to be the big "X-Factor" in the teams potential success.

Posted by: Cheyenne, WY | June 15, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Also, at 325 pounds, Will Whitticker is tied as the heaviest Skin with Calvin Armstrong. At 6'5", Will is a couple of inches shorter than Mr. Armstrong. 6'5" and 325 pounds. Sounds like he could fit in the "max pass protect" package.

Posted by: dcsween | June 15, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse


Thanks for all of the updates.

Sucks about Springs... I hope everything turns out okay.

I've experienced a few nasty groin shots in my day, but nothing that would put me out of work for 3 days. Heck, look at Ramon Hernandez with the O's. He got hit in the nuts, with a cup on, and is out on the 15 day DL...

Are some guys "boys" more sensitive than others? I don't get it... or maybe I just haven't taken the kind of shots these two guys have to know what they're feeling...

Posted by: Ricky Bobby | June 15, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Do we really want to see a pic of cooley in Daisy dukes while all sweaty?

Posted by: Lee | June 15, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Not trying to drink too much kool-aid, but we saw flashes from JC last year. I expect him to take a quantum leap this year.

Posted by: Zebra | June 15, 2007 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Do we really want to see a pic of cooley in Daisy dukes while all sweaty?

Posted by: Lee | June 15, 2007 02:24 PM

Yes, Lee... we do.

Then I'll write a song about it called Donger in the Wind...

Posted by: Elton John | June 15, 2007 2:35 PM | Report abuse

i'm craving a slice of pecan pie

Posted by: dealer | June 15, 2007 2:39 PM | Report abuse

How many more comments to 70k? Let the countdown begin!

Posted by: Nate in the PDX | June 15, 2007 2:41 PM | Report abuse

jm220, thank you for responding earlier. so are you saying that i shouldn't drink protein shake every day of the week? i understand about taking a week off every 3 months and thanks for that tip. just wanted to clarify if you meant that i should only drink the shake 5 times a week instead of 7.

Posted by: deale | June 15, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

After reading Jasno's article on Soup. That story lines falls to the bottom of the list. I have no concerns; he's a core Redskin in the making.

Posted by: Stumped | June 15, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Yes Dealer I am saying that you shouldn't drink the shake everyday of the week. And if you really trying to watch your weight. Take breads out of your diet or only eat it in the early part of the day. The invoice will be in the mail for my service. lol

Posted by: jm220 | June 15, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I thought that Portis was hurt with tendinitus (spelling?) in his knee. What is the deal with him being out for his shoulder? Is that a mistake or is he still recovering from the shoulder surgery?

Posted by: gethanr13 | June 15, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

New post!

Posted by: Stumped | June 15, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

how were his comments misinterpreted when he says the same things again?;_ylt=AknMtphVxELvkVDtm3qTC4BDubYF?slug=ap-vilma-dogfighting&prov=ap&type=lgns

Posted by: Anonymous | June 15, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

At first, the codpiece was entirely a practical matter of modesty. Men's hose were typically very snug on the legs and open at the crotch, with the genitalia simply hanging loose under the doublet. As changing fashions led to shorter doublets, the codpiece was created to cover the crotch. Alternative versions of the origin of the codpiece exist.

As time passed, codpieces were shaped to emphasize the male genitalia and eventually often became padded and bizarrely shaped. They also often doubled as pockets, handy carrying places for a variety of items such as coins and snuff. In England in the latter half of Queen Elizabeth I's reign, the codpiece and doublet merged into the "peascod" doublet, and the codpiece faded from fashion.

Armour of the 16th century followed civilian fashion, and for a time armoured codpieces were a prominent addition to the best full harnesses. Few of these are in evidence today, though the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City does have one on display, as does the Higgins Armory in Worcester, Massachusetts.[2][3] The armour of Henry VIII in the tower of London has an impressive codpiece.

Renaissance humorist Francois Rabelais wrote a book named "On the Dignity of Codpieces"

Posted by: pseudo loco mullin | June 15, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Is Brunell still on the team?

Posted by: sicwidit | June 15, 2007 5:33 PM | Report abuse

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