posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 02:58 PM
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - A day after signing a seven-year, $18 million contract, rookie safety Sean Taylor sprained his right knee during practice on
Wednesday. The team's first-round draft pick was hurt as he rolled out of bounds while defending a play near the end of the practice, which came on
the final day of a three-day passing camp.
Coach Joe Gibbs said he didn't think the injury was serious, but that it had not been fully evaluated.
"I imagine they'll check it out every way you can check it out," Gibbs said.
Dennard Wilson, a free agent rookie safety from Maryland, injured his left leg during the practice. Gibbs said Wilson's injury was more serious,
leaving his status for training camp in doubt.
Taylor, the No. 5 overall draft pick from Miami, was taking part in his first practice since signing his contract. He is projected as the opening day
starter at free safety.
The injury is the latest in a series of misadventures for Taylor, who fired his agent shortly after the draft and didn't hire a new one until last
week. He also was fined $25,000 by the NFL for leaving a mandatory rookie symposium in June and suffered an eye injury during a minicamp prank when a
pile of shaving gel was squirted into his face by linebacker LaVar Arrington.