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TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –TE Brody Eldridge) W “(Brody) is going to do a lot of good things for us. He is smart.

TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –TE Brody Eldridge) W* *

"(Brody) is going to do a lot of good things for us. He is smart. He is learning the offense. He's ahead of the curve in picking up the offense and making plays. We are kind of getting into that part of the camp where we are at the end of installing the whole offense. He's picking up things that we haven't reviewed or haven't gone over on the field during practice and he is picking it up. He is making some mistakes, which is going to happen, but he is not making a lot of mistakes twice. That is progress and as long as he continues to do that he is going to do just fine.  He is a big guy and has good leverage in blocking and good hands. He is going to do very well.

TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –playing on Sunday) W

"I should be and I am definitely looking forward to it. It is going to be a great time, and it is kind of getting to that point in camp where you don't like practicing against each other.  You see the same people, the same everything, so it is fun to mix it up and it is a positive about preseason. You get to see different types of people and defenses and carry our offenses over into different looks that maybe our defense doesn't provide."

TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –the possibility of 18 regular season games and two preseason) W

"At the end of the day we will do whatever we need to do. Preferably, I like the 16 game season. For what our game does to our bodies and how physical it is, I think 16 (games) is plenty. Obviously there are a lot of benefits to having an 18-game season, but as a player there is just not a whole lot of benefit for us."

TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –Offensive Coordinator Clyde Christensen) W

"He is good, definitely. The good thing is, he has been an (offensive) coordinator before, so he knows how to handle being in front of the room. He installs the offense very well. He goes through everyone's routes and problems. Instead of just saying, 'You have a hook route,' he tells you, 'Sometimes you might get pressed and need to go to a fade,' or whatever the case may be. He does a good job of not just telling you what you have, but also some things that might come up during the season, some things that might change, some things that you have to be aware of. It is great for the younger guys to hear it taught like that. He does a great job of explaining the big picture."

TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –being without Jeff Saturday) W

"(Jeff) is the foundation of the (offensive) line. Just what he brings with his leadership and consistent level of play, all the intangibles about Jeff are invaluable. It is not just what he does. It is all of the little things that he brings to the table. It's just hard for the next guy to step in and take over. It will definitely be tough without him. It will give (the young guys) some chances and some good looks. We will be fine, but will look forward to him coming back and hope his rehab goes well."

TE- DALLAS CLARK (on –tonight's night practice) W

"Having a night practice, I don't know why, it ups the ante of the excitement and the aggressiveness and intensity. The fans help and are always excited and jacked up and ready for us. We are usually in full pads, so we are always doing a little more."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –Night Practice) W

"I think it's good. We have the fans around supporting us and that is a good thing. We will get more work and the more work we get, the better we will be."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –Melvin Bullitt) W

"He is a great player and has done a lot of good things since I've been out. He stepped in right away and been able to make plays and has improved. He is becoming a veteran on this team and definitely a defensive leader.  We look for that leadership in him and look forward to him getting better."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on – adjusting his type of play so as to not risk injury) W

"I don't think you could put yourself in less danger on the field. We are football players. We are going to be physical. It is a physical game. I make tackles. You just never know what is going to happen. You just have to play your best, hope for the best, pray and put it in God's hands and just try to do my job. If there were (a way to adjust), I probably would have tried to do it already."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –being surprised on how good he feels this far along in camp) W

"With the work I've done this offseason, no, I'm not surprised. With just looking at the injuries, yes, I am surprised. With what I've gone through, I'm a little surprised I have been able to overcome this and have gotten better physically all around. It is a good thing. I'm excited and hopefully it will stay that way."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –being in Larry Coyer's defense) W

"It is definitely different from what I've done in the past, but in college I played the same type of scheme. I am familiar with what we are doing now. The terminology is different along with other parts of the defense, but I'm liking it. I think it's good for us."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –preseason game against 49ers) W

"It will be good to see what we have. Putting the pads on and doing a little bit of hitting is always good. I'm looking forward to it and I will try to stay healthy and keep playing."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –returning to the same player before the injuries) W

"The same player I was? I'm looking to get better.  Whatever that is to you, I want to get better. I am always going to work on that and continue to try to do that."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –mental toughness on rehabilitation) W

"Really, it wasn't tough for me mentally, it was just trying to work through it. It is a hard road having to rehab as much and you definitely want to be on the field, but you have to take it in stride, think positive, stay positive and just continue to work."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –the defense as a whole) W

"I don't know. Only time will tell. I think we are doing some good things. Coach said that he feels like we are further ahead this year than we were last year, so that's an improvement. That's what we want to do, improve day by day."

DB-BOB SANDERS (on –being in good spirits) W

"It's always good once you are on the field. It's a good thing being on the field. You feel good, you get back into the groove of things and it is just a good feeling. I definitely feel good."

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