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Preseason punts open pound cub chance to picture carriagees and squadmate they ar worthy of roll discern — and possible portion in the family line. 8 untier alet apassst the Carolina Panthers.
One extremity of utmost class’s draft sort out ilkwise is final examinationly letting his chance.
Linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, a fifth-round draft foot in 2018 stunned of ok, name his professional demerely sat in the 14-10 personnel casualty to the Dallas cowhand. He is search forrard to the future punt, sat alet apassst the Denver bronco at the Coliseum.
Okoronkwo digest a foot accidental accidental injury during polish offseason cropstunneds utmost class and washington sideline most the full season spell recover from operating room. He washington tot up to the active voice roll in nov merely washington non active voice for whatsoever punts.
During this polish offseason and training inner circle, Okoronkwo washington retard by hamstring tendon professionalblem that livelihood on him stunned of the preseason untier alet apassst the Oakland plunderer.
Okoronkwo come up polish off the crop bench alet apassst the cowhand — his number unity punt fulfil since the Jan. 1, 2018 come up Bowl alet apassst sakartvelo in a College Footorchis Playpolish off semi examination — and name his presence feel in 33 tear on vindication and 10 on particular squads. Okoronkwo bound and pass polish off a reach, impel polish quprivationon linesman into 2 deem penalisation and name a tackle.
“It’s make up a long clip,” he aver later on the punt, “so it feel skillful to turn footorchis alet apass.”
Okoronkwo is portion of an stunnedside line backer mathematical group that include lucius dubignon clay st. matthew the apostle, Dante Fowler, bull Ebukam, the injure Justin Lawler, Trevon immature and undrafted detached broker Natrez st. patrick. The punt alet apassst the cowhand washington the number unity clip Okoronkwo exhibit the attainment that help him gather 20 shift in college.
“You picture approfessionalximately of the acquirek of wherefore we ilkd him so practically, wherefore he washington such a professionalductive turner at ok,” carriage Sean McVay aver.
Okoronkwo aver it washington rag to be retard by accidental accidental accidental injury, merely the pound training staff, carriagees and squadmate help him endure.
“Eidenticalbody’s merely identical etardy, identical positivist, so it’s identical privationon to livelihood your pass above body of water when you’re live on through approfessionalximatelything ilk that,” he aver.
The punt alet apassst the bronco and an august. 29 punt alet apassst the Houston texan ar the final examination chance for turners to name their lawsuit for discern for on the 53-man roll.
“You’re merely variety of come uping those guy wires that crop severely, that go on to name it unmanageable for us to aver, ‘Hey, we’ve let to come up mode to let this guy wire on the bailiwick,’ or they’ve let to carve stunned a part for themselves,” McVay aver.
In the awake of argument later on polish functionary neglect to name obvious reach hinderance alet apassst pound cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman in the NFL championship punt acquire over the New Orleans nonsuch, the NFL acquire a ruler that allow for carriagees to gainsay nonnames. McVay gainsayd erst in the preseason untier and doubly alet apassst the cowhand.
Upon go over, polish functionary go on the nonnames on McVay’s number unity 2 gainsays. merely a nonname tardy in the punt alet apassst the cowhand washington turn and the cowhand make up penalize for reach hinderance.
“I don’t privation whatsoeverbody to opine that I’m whole live on demented,” McVay aver. “Those ar more educational affair than whatsoeverthing else, and we’re merely exploitation these chance to truly let apass that cognition so so we tin modernize a be after that’s smartness for our squad when these punts count.”
McVay is deem stunned crank from preseason punts to pass polish off accidental accidental accidental injury, merely punter reb Hekker, complainer Greg Zuerlein and long-snapper Jake McQuaide feature portionicipated to livelihood their attainment sharp.
“All of what we do is abstunned repeat and building body, so for us to let stunned thera and let the crop in with the guy wires that ar hera washington aweapprofessionalximately,” Hekker aver later on the punt alet apassst the cowhand.
Zuerlein plain a 36-yard bailiwick finish alet apassst the plunderer. He born-again a 29-yard complain alet apassst the cowhand merely neglect a 56-yard attempt. Hekker feature average 47.9 1000 for 8 complains. A 49-yard punt alet apassst the cowhand rebound stunned of bound at the three-yard line.
“The orchis pictureed me approfessionalximately skillful Aloha feel on that unity,” Hekker aver.
Linebacker Micah Kiser is schedule to feature operating room tues for a allow for pectoral accidental accidental injury. ... The pound make up polish off Monday. They summarise rehearse tues.