Livings left midway through the first padded session with a hyper-extended knee, and Parnell experienced cramping toward the end of the session. Neither injury seems to be serious. Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan described Livings’ injury as a minor tweak and said he’ll know more about Livings’ status after a staff meeting.
“For a rookie coming in here and grabbing onto the system, I think he’s done pretty good competing with all these big boys,” Callahan said. “He’s a tough guy. He certainly isn’t intimidated. He loves football and he loves to compete. He’s a pleasure to coach.”
Leary said he knows he can compete in the NFL and hold his ground on the line once he gains confidence and a better understanding of the playbook.
“I’m a big competitor,” Leary said. “I’m going to go watch this film, see what I did wrong, because I know I made a lot of mistakes, but that’s what practice is for, to make mistakes. I know I can compete on this level.”
The injuries also allowed
“It makes him more versatile,” Callahan said. “When you’re only going into a game with seven offensive linemen that are up or active for game day, you’re going to need everybody. This couldn’t be any better situation for him to take advantage of to get himself ready for a starting role or backup role.”