Updated: July 30, 2003, 11:42 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Chicago Bears: RB Anthony Thomas should watch his back, and not because he suffered back spasms that kept him off the field Tuesday. In his place, backup RB Adrian Peterson impressed during full-contact drills and showed why coach Dick Jauron has invoked his name so much this offseason. Despite being only 5'10", 210 pounds, Peterson ran up the middle with authority against the No. 1 defense and was difficult to bring down. "I think I can go inside or outside. I'm physical," Peterson told the Chicago Tribune. "I'm not 225 [pounds], or 230, but my heart is big enough." Jacksonville Jaguars: After DT John Henderson became the second Jacksonville player in three days to collapse from the heat, owner Wayne Weaver said the team is considering the construction of an air-conditioned practice "bubble." "We're looking at [a bubble]," Weaver told the Florida Times-Union. "There are a lot of factors on whether that would work or not. We're trying to think it through. [But] We haven't even designed anything yet." Officials said such a structure would cost less than $1 million to build. In the meantime, the team plans to practice at night under portable lights for the first time in their nine-year history. Detroit Lions: The club is interested in DT Dan Wilkinson, who was released by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press. Wilkinson, a former first-round draft pick and nine-year NFL veteran, had a career-low 17 tackles and no sacks last season, but prior to that he was a solid interior lineman. The Lions could use more depth on the line since DT Luther Elliss is on the physically unable to perform list with a torn pectoral muscle.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Manuel: Bills system easier to learn than FSU's
- Moore, Broncos put big blunder behind them
- DE Freeney, Chargers agree to contract
- Mario Williams' ex alleges suicide-talk texts