Oregon Ducks Football Practice Report: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

It was a busy morning in Eugene on Tuesday as the Ducks headed to the training grounds at the Hatfield Dowlin-Complex for their sixth of fifteen spring workouts.

Here are the latest updates and notes I was able to glean from the part of the practice that was open to the media.

Injury Notes

Not much to update here, as most of the squad working out after injury looked similar to last week.

Starting with some of the projected starters, justin flowe, Keyon Ware-Hudsonand Brandon Dorlus were all limited. Security Daymon David could also be subject to the same distinction.

In attack, this side of the ball is much healthier, with a tight end Cam McCormick, Michael Wooten and Bram Walden also working on the practice side with coaches. Jackson Powers Johnson was limited on Tuesday, but for what it’s worth, he was grouped with offensive linemen, something to watch after starting spring training working with defense, but the imminent departure Jonathan Dennis could facilitate a return to the offensive line.

Offense

The quarterbacks were working on their footwork with Kenny Dillingham, who looked like he was focused on changing direction while clearing multiple pads and keeping his eyes up. This drill ended with each quarterback throwing a quick through pass.

There was also a period of practice that saw quarterbacks throwing wide and tight ends near the end zone, players running a variety of routes and all quarterbacks throwing at the same time. .

Another note was that the center Alex Forsyth was an active drill participant, which is great to see after battling spasms for much of last season and was restricted to starting spring practice. I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say he’s 100%, but it’s definitely a good sign that he’s working with the team at full throttle.

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Defense

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We saw some good things from the defense on Tuesday, especially during a two-man tackle drill, when the ball carrier started with the ball and one of the two defenders had to steal from wide and cover ground.

Security Jamal Hill forced a nice fumble during this exercise, and veteran Bennett Williams had a hit that produced a nice pop on the ball carrier that could be heard from afar.

One thing to watch is star linebacker status Noah Sewellwho looked like he was shaken up during that tackle drill, favoring his right wrist after getting up from a collision.

Special teams

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Special teams work continues to be a priority for the Ducks, as they embarked on kick coverage and punt/kickoff drills right after warmups on Tuesday.

What struck me is that Sea Dollars worked in setting up punts, a role that is quite open in 2022 with the departure of Mycah Pittman. Expect to see names like Seven McGee and Kris Hutson in this conversation too.

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