Beavers to utilize depth at TE in 2012

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CORVALLIS - The Beavers finished week one of training camp with their first set of two-a-days on Saturday.

Despite knowing they had another practice session to go later in the evening, the first set of drills went very well.

"We played pretty good this first half (of two-a-days)," said junior lineback Michael Doctor. "It really wasn't as long as a regular practice. It was pretty good today. We got a lot of good work in. I just hope we do better this next practice."

One unit that head coach Mike Riley seems very excited about is the tight ends, saying that there is a lot of depth there. The Beavers seem to be utilizing that depth in training camp, showing a lot of two and three tight end sets.

"We want to have all those sets, our three tight end sets, in the game," said senior tight end Colby Price. "We want to play. It's important that we do that because we want to make plays."

"Obviously, Colby is the senior and the starter," said freshman tight end Kellen Clute. "We all look up to him and he's the leader, but to have depth is amazing. If anything ever happened to any of us, or if any game situation came up where we need to put other guys in there and have everybody know what they're doing and ready to step in, then that's a coach's dream in my opinion."

Depth at tight end took a possible hit as freshman Caleb Smith left practice to be checked by trainers for concussion symptoms. He should be back at practice next week.