MOBILE, Ala. Notes and a little bit of news from the North teams third practice of Senior Bowl Week:
A league source said former Redskins safeties coach Steve Jackson is expected in town by the end of the week and could be in line to reunite with Gregg Williams in St. Louis, but as cornerbacks coach. Williams coached Jackson in Houston and hired him in Buffalo and with the Redskins. Jackson was on the Redskins staff for eight years.
Also at the practice was fired Redskins receiver coach Keenan McCardell. He interviewed last week for the same position on the Jacksonville staff of new coach Mike Mularkey.
One talent evaluators take on the North team through three days: He likes Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith, Boise State running back Doug Martin, Nebraska linebacker Lavonte Davis and especially Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Denard. You see him one-on-one? The receivers didnt want anything to do with him, he said.
A source upon being told that expected-to-be-ex-Redskins safety LaRon Landry decided not to have Achilles tendon surgery. Does he want to stay hurt? the source said. No accountability. Hes gone.
The special teams could be interesting on Saturday, especially blocking on returns. The North team underwent heavy instruction because there were linemen on the field who probably didnt play that role in college.
Rotating on kick returns were T.J. Graham (N.C. State), Asa Jackson (Cal Poly) and Devier Posey (Ohio State) and Martin.
The 11-on-11 portion included 18 plays, six sets of three, divided among the three quarterbacks. Russell Wilson (Wisconsin), Kirk Cousins (Michigan State) and Kellen Moore (Penn State) were in the shot gun for many of the snaps, some of which were an adventure some high, some wide, some low.
Moore, Wilson and Cousins were all 2-of-3 passing.
Offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman (Penn State) injured his right index finger during a one-on-one drill and did not return to the field.
Offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson of Division II California (Pa.) was added to the roster and he had a tough time on the shotgun snaps. Instead of taking a break during special teams, Johnson went to the other end of the field to practice snaps with the quarterbacks.
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