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Furious Sarkisian ends practice early

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Aug. 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm with No Comments »
August 14, 2013 9:35 pm

Late in Wednesday’s practice, Keith Price ran a QB keeper up the middle inside the 10-yard line and nose tackle Danny Shelton hit him in the knee. Price went to the ground temporarily then got up. His coach spent more time on the field.

Steve Sarkisian threw his visor off, fell to the ground and was flat on his back for several seconds. He got up, told one of the managers to blow the air horn three times — which signifies the end of practice — and walked off the field alone. Along the way, he announced, “No one is talking” as he passed a Washington sports information staffer.

Seeing rush-end Cory Littleton driven off the field about 10 minutes earlier likely boosted Sarkisian’s irritation. Seeing Shelton hit Price low pushed him over the edge. Practice was near the end of its usual run time anyway.

After Sarkisian left, assistant head coach Johnny Nansen screamed at the entire team huddled around him.

Price appeared to be fine after the play. Littleton seemed much more of a concern. He departed with a left leg injury and was able to put very little weight on it. He had been playing very well and running with the No. 1 defense at the rush end spot after being moved over from linebacker, where he played last season.

On to some quick-hitters from an otherwise quiet day:

> Austin Seferian-Jenkins was again dressed, but did not practice. He had more substantial protection around his broken right pinkie today.

> Cornerback Marus Peters also didn’t practice in the team settings. He hasn’t done much since banging knees with DiAndre Campbell last Saturday.

> RB Dwayne Washington was finally out of the yellow non-contact jersey after he took a big hit last Saturday.

> Tight end Josh Perkins had two touchdown catches. The second was a high snatch of a Keith Price pass in the left corner of the end zone.

> John Ross caught another deep touchdown pass when he blew by John Timu. Though, if it was a game setting, Price likely would have been sacked by an unblocked Cleveland Wallace who came in from the corner.

> Shane Brostek was getting more work with the offensive line. He was injured earlier in camp.

> Deontae Cooper sat out the team drills, but was dressed and looked fine. Likely just a rest day for him after a good amount of work Tuesday.

> Again very little practice for Jesse Callier who has mostly been on the stationary bike since late last week.

> Ross didn’t run a route along the goal line right, which led to an incompletion and Price yelling at Ross, then counseling him on the proper technique for the route.

> Jamaal Kearse had what would have likely been a pick-six when he jumped in front of a Cyler Miles goal-line pass into the flat.

> It was another bumpy day for both field-goal kickers, Travis Coons and Cameron Van Winkle. Coons was 0-for-5 and Van Winkle 1-for-3.

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