Coach Chan Gailey indicated after Tuesday's practice the injury to rookie receiver Marcus Easley is significant. Easley's believed to have an injury to his left leg. Gailey said he's waiting for the final determination from team doctors but said Easley would be out "longer rather than shorter."
Meanwhile, rookie linebacker Danny Batten, who hurt his shoulder in the first week of camp, was out of his sling. Gailey said he's improving and said he might be able to play for the third preseason game. Linebacker Keith Ellison, who had a minor procedure on a knee in the spring, is back practicing fully. Tight end Derek Schouman may be back practicing on Wednesday. Gailey said he was waiting to get a report on the shoulder injury to receiver Felton Huggins.
Left tackle Demetrius Bell took a snap during the one-on-one pass-rushing drills vs. the defensive line on Tuesday. That was the first time this camp he's done it, a good sign. Also sitting out were Spencer Johnson, Jon Corto, Ed Wang and Andre Ramsey.