Position battles: With Benjamin Watson out with a head injury and Evan Moore idle until Thursday because of new rules regarding recently signed players, tight ends Alex Smith and Jordan Cameron, a rookie, are receiving opportunities to practice with the first-team offense. … Injuries to three wide receivers have allowed rookie Greg Little to also play with the first unit.
Who stood out? Cameron. He went over the middle and made an impressive adjustment to catch a sharp, low pass from quarterback Seneca Wallace during a session of 11-on-11. Later, he caught a pass from Colt McCoy on a deep crossing route.
Highs and lows: Wide receivers Joshua Cribbs (left leg) and Carlton Mitchell (shoulder) sat out after suffering injuries. ... Cornerback Joe Haden and linebacker D’Qwell Jackson nearly intercepted passes thrown by McCoy.
Sidelined: Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (left foot), offensive lineman Eric Steinbach (left knee) and defensive tackle Travis Ivey (undisclosed).
— Nate Ulrich