Brown shines in opening practice

Sophomore cornerback looks strong in comeback from ankle injury

Updated: August 7, 2012, 10:55 AM ET
By Garry Paskwietz | WeAreSC
LOS ANGELES -- There was a new look in the secondary Monday as Anthony Brown was in the starting lineup at corner opposite Nickell Robey. Isiah Wiley is the incumbent starter at that spot, but he is dealing with academic issues and was not at practice.

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Cal Sport Media/AP PhotoAnthony Brown is looking to reclaim his starting spot at cornerback opposite Nickell Robey after suffering a broken ankle midway through last season.
Brown is returning from an ankle injury suffered in 2011 after he had been in the starting lineup for two games -- including against Arizona when he had 10 tackles. All Brown did in the opening practice on Monday was provide the defensive play of the day when he stayed in tight coverage on a deep pass attempt from Matt Barkley to Victor Blackwell and came away with the interception.

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