Newly signed free agent safety Atari Bigby, most recently with Green Bay, was on the field and in pads. He moved around well enough there was no outward hint of any of the health issues that have cost him time in recent seasons. He takes over Jordan Babineaux’s No. 27.
Further good news on the Russell Okung front: He’s still not padded up, but as he watches the O-Line, he jogs along with them between drills. They’ll surely be cautious with his ankle, but it appears he’s making nice progress. Tyler Polumbus continues to man Okung’s left tackle position.
This is the last day of training camp that is open to fans, and it was one of the biggest crowds. Even though they have had only one walk-through practice in the last two days, a number of players remained out. Okung, Carlson, Wilkerson, Thurmond, Stanback, Jennings, Sims, Clemons and Thenarse were out, as well as the others who have been put on the PUP list.
Returning, though, were Baldwin, Durham, Reed, Konz and Maxwell.
An impressive play early in practice was a pass by Tarvaris Jackson to Durham up the left sideline. Jackson threw it 50 yards at a low trajectory to catch Durham in stride.