Hogs: OG Grant Cook injured; DB Thomas, RB Davis, backup QBs perform well
FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas senior starting offensive guard Grant Cook (Jonesboro) injured an ankle and was unable to complete the Razorbacks' first preseason practice in full pads Monday night. Cook walked gingerly after treatment at the UA intramural field where the injury occurred.
The extent of his injury and possible availability for the next practices were not revealed.
Freshman Brey Cook, no relation to Grant Cook and a graduate of Springdale Har-Ber, finished Monday's practice at Grant Cook's first-team guard spot. An offensive tackle during spring drills, Brey Cook has practiced mostly at guard in the preseason drills that began Thursday.
Freshman defensive end Lonnie Gosha, injuring an ankle during Sunday's practice inside the Walker Pavilion, did not practice Monday. Freshman receiver Keante Minor, the most mentioned of the rookie receivers by Coach Bobby Petrino in previous practices, also did not practice.
S Tramain Thomas
Senior safety Tramain Thomas continues to show he probably could beat an offense with one hand tied behind his back.
Intercepting three passes one-handed during scrimmages last spring, Thomas picked off Tyler Wilson's pass one-handed during a best against best team session Monday.
"He's really good at sticking up that big hand and getting it," senior cornerback Isaac Madison said.
Tramain Thomas stood out on some pass breakups, too.
Junior tight end Colton Miles-Nash, shuttled from defensive end to tight end to defensive end back to tight end over the summer, excelled with catches on passes from Wilson, No. 2 quarterback Brandon Mitchell and walk-on QB Brian Buehner.
Buehner threw as effectively as anybody during his Monday stint. Scholarship freshman QB Brandon Allen also threw some good balls, though the defense dominated early.
Junior running back Knile Davis, a little off form last spring after an All-SEC fall, is running again with verve and cohesivieness with his blockers that allowed him to rush for 1,322 yards last season."