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Jamal Carter gets used to his new spot

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Jamal Carter gets used to his new spot

… Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders continues to see his repetitions increase each day, and with him, the offense has a dynamic element that it otherwise lacks. One example came on the first play of the day’s first team period, when Sanders ran a quick slant to the right as the play flowed left. Joe Flacco moved to the right, and Sanders was open past outside linebacker Von Miller, catching the pass and turning upfield for what would have been a long gain under game conditions.

… Safety Will Parks has filled in for Kareem Jackson the last two days and delivered solid work both times out. One of his best plays Monday came when he read a developing Royce Freeman run to the left perfectly and filled the hole, preventing Freeman from reaching the second level.

“I think Will’s had a good camp,” Fangio said. “He’s versatile. Obviously, he’s a safety primarily, but he may have some other roles that he can play for us in the sub defenses too. He’s had a good camp right from the start. [I’ve] been pleased with him.”

… The defense didn’t intercept any passes during team periods Monday, although inside linebacker Alexander Johnson came close during a red-zone period. Cornerback Bryce Callahan also prevented a long Kevin Hogan-to-River Cracraft connection in a seven-on-seven period by getting a hand on the football. Justin Hollins also got a pick during seven-on-seven work.

… Wide receiver Tim Patrick caught a two-point conversion pass from Flacco, leading to a celebratory dunk of the football over the crossbar. Patrick was a frequent target throughout the practice, which saw him receive a slew of first-team repetitions.

The work with the No. 1 offense was not by design, Fangio said.

“I think we’re just rolling those four guys [Patrick, Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders and DaeSean Hamilton] and [Wide Receivers Coach] Zach [Azzanni] is trying to keep track of the reps,” Fangio said. “I think it’s just happening by happenstance more than anything big to read into.”

Nevertheless, Patrick has been a consistent producer throughout training camp, with few drops to mar his work.

“He’s a bigger receiver. Bigger receivers that don’t run fast better catch everything,” Fangio said.

… Patrick’s successful catch was one of two victories for the offense in the three-snap two-point conversion period.

In the duel of second-teamers, the defense won when Zach Kerr fought off his blocker to stuff Phillip Lindsay just before he reached the goal line on a draw play.

The No. 3 offense scored against the third-team defense, with Brett Rypien finding Trinity Benson, who ran an out pattern at the goal line to break open past Carter for the score.

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