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, with Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins and 49ers safety Jimmie Ward being kicked out of practice after getting into a scuffle on the first play of receiver drills.Ward got under the helmet of Hopkins and knocked it off as he was covering him before Hopkins made the catch on a pass thrown by Deshaun Watson.The two then began pushing each other and some punches were thrown, though none of them landed, and the pair was soon on the ground surrounded by teammates, including Richard Sherman, appearing to try and break things up. Order was quickly restored and both players left the practice field.The incident came after both coaches told their players that such behavior in these practices would have consequences.“We made it very clear that if anyone throws punches or you do anything that would get you ejected in the game, you’ll be done with practice,” San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said.Houston coach Bill O’Brien wasn’t as keen on talking about the fracas as Saleh, but did have a terse response to what he thought about it.“It’s ridiculous,” he said. “Just have to move on.”O’Brien wasn’t the only one that didn’t have much to say about it.“Just competition,” Watson said. “That’s all I’m really going to speak on that.”Saleh was disappointed that it happened for a variety of reasons.“It’s a missed opportunity on a bunch of levels http://www.packerscheapstore.com/elgton-jenkins-jersey-cheap
,” he said. “One, you don’t get to face a guy like Hopkins. But it’s a trickle-down effect because now other people have to pick up Jimmie’s reps and I’m sure on their side receivers had to pick up for Hopkins. So, it’s something that they’ve got to be aware of. It’s a real thing. If you get ejected in the game, it’s a trickle-down effect all the way through.”Despite losing his top receiver before he could get much work done, Watson thought practicing against another team was valuable for him as he makes his return after missing the last half of last season with a knee injury.“Just find some new ways to get better,” he said. “Seeing different looks, going against different competition, different guys that are showing different techniques and just try to improve as an offense and build our chemistry going against other guys.”O’Brien said he didn’t want to evaluate Watson’s work on Wednesday before reviewing the film, but did say that he’s been impressed with how he’s worked every day during camp.“Training camp’s really hard,” O’Brien said. “You don’t know what you’re going to see. You have to apply your rules play-in and play-out. I think he does a great job of that. He thinks about the game Jace Sternberger Jersey
, does a really good job at the line of scrimmage. I’m really happy he’s our quarterback.”Also, on Wednesday, 49ers rookie receiver Dante Pettis had a special guest as his dad and Houston Astros third base coach Gary Pettis watched practice before heading downtown for his team’s game against the Colorado Rockies.The elder Pettis said he was excited to watch his son work, but disappointed that he’d be out of town with the Astros for his game against the Texans on Saturday night.The visit came a day after his son donned some Astros gear and took batting practice at Minute Maid Park before Tuesday night’s game.Though Dante, who was a second-round pick in this year’s draft, is now a professional football player, he showed plenty of baseball skill on Tuesday when he hit multiple homers during batting practice.“Put on a little bit of a show,” he said with a smile. Lane Taylor‘s 2018 season was a snapshot of the Packers’ season: It was not what he expected.In the offseason, the Packers added two offensive guards, signing free agent Billy Turner and drafting Elgton Jenkins in the second round. So http://www.packerscheapstore.com/dexter-williams-jersey-cheap
, with Green Bay having options, Taylor will have to win his job to keep it.Taylor has started at left guard all but three games over the past three seasons.“I personally don’t feel like I played as good as I should have or could have, really,�? Taylor said, via Mike Spofford of the team website. “It is what it is. It’s not like I can go back and change anything. I did everything in my power I could.“I just want to stay on the path this year. I played good football in the past, so it’s not like I need to step outside myself to play well. Just perfect my craft. But it will give me a bit of a chip on my shoulder, because I don’t want to play bad. I want to go out there and do what I can do.”Taylor won’t make excuses, but he never was healthy last season. He underwent offseason ankle surgery in 2018, keeping him out of the offseason program, and Taylor now admits his ankle wasn’t 100 percent until early November.He then had foot and knee injuries that slowed him down.But Taylor was healthy and present for all of the team’s offseason program this spring Josh Allen Jersey
, allowing him to get familiar with Matt LaFleur’s offense.“This year, it’s a lot of reps I got, especially with the new system,” Taylor said. “I was really glad I didn’t miss this one. I’ve just been polishing my technique so I’m not starting this process in July or August.”This is a key season for Taylor. He is under contract through 2020, but the Packers can save $4.6 million on next year’s cap by releasing him after this season.