Early practice report

Here's some observations from the portion of practice that the media was allowed to watch.

Center Shaun O'Hara was nowhere to be seen during practice. O' Hara is battling a mild lisfranc sprain in his right foot.

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) had on pads and helment and went through reps with the first-team defense.

Tackle Will Beatty (foot) stretched with the team before doing some time on the bike. He then moved outside to do what appeared to be some individual drills without helmets or pad.

Fullback Madison Hedgecock (hamstring) was riding the bike as the team stretched and then was watching practice on the field with no pads or helmet on.

Defensive end Dave Tollefson (illness) was back in action, going through special teams reps.