Tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr. was happy to get Will Gragg (concussion) and prized signee Jeremy Patton (hip) back at practice this week.
Lunney said his group of Austin Cantrell, Cheyenne O’Grady, Jack Kraus, Grayson Gunter and walkon Blake Kern got plenty of work with the pair missing.
“It was hard on them,” he said. “I mean there was a lot of running, as many two tight end sets that we do. They got a full dose on them. I thought it was good, but it’s certainly good to have those two guys back too.
“Six guys [are] who we’re working with right now. It sounds like a lot until you go two tight ends three plays in a row, then you go to a three tight end set. Then all of a sudden guys start getting gassed a little bit. It’s kind of like a wide out a little bit.”