Position battle: Great day for Cletis Gordon

SAN ANTONIO -- The competition for the fourth cornerback job becomes less interesting every day at the Alamodome.

Cletis Gordon keeps separating himself from the pack.

Rookies Jamar Wall and Bryan McCann get picked on a lot during practice. Gordon makes plays.

Gordon intercepted three passes during Tuesday’s two practices, picking off Stephen McGee twice during two-minute drills and jumping a crossing route by Patrick Crayton to snag another pass during one-on-one drills. That unofficially gives Gordon a team-best seven interceptions during training camp.

No wonder Wade Phillips referred to Gordon as the team’s most improved defensive back. The fifth-year veteran looks like a different, much quicker player after dropping seven pounds while working out in his native Louisiana the month and a half between minicamp and training camp.

“The time we had off, I just focused on my technique, got into great shape and tried to do everything the coaches asked me to do,” Gordon said. “I just come out here and let my ability take over.”