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Tight end Watson has slight tear of MCL

To say this was a long day in College Park is an understatement. Coach Ralph Friedgen wanted to have a morning practice because of the threat of rain. But, if you noticed, it rained a tad bit in the morning. So practice was moved to the late afternoon. But 16 periods into practice, lightning was seen eight miles from campus, so the team went in for a 45-minute delay before finally finishing things.

Overall, Friedgen was very pleased with the team’s third practice of training camp. He likes this team a lot, for what it is worth. Yes, he said the same thing last year and the team finished 2-10. But he continues to exhibit patience with players and is encouraged because of the overall energy and enthusiasm. Players seem to like one another, as well.

On Wednesday night, the entire team was singing “Sweet Caroline.” In the weight room, they were singing “Lean on Me.” And on another occasion, running back D.J. Adams did quite well in his rendition of “We are the World.”

The primary development was that Friedgen said junior tight end Lansford Watson has a partial tear of his MCL. That does not sound good. But Watson might be able to play by wearing a brace as long as his meniscus is okay – and then he would undergo surgery after the season.

Friedgen continued to praise redshirt freshman safety Travis Hawkins.

Friedgen was in good spirits. That’s about it after a long day. Practice is late afternoon Friday.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 12, 2010; 9:05 PM ET
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