By Jack Ryan
Rook defensive end Chase Young impressed in Tuesday’s first padded practice of training camp, but he was largely an observer when the team got back on the field yesterday.
Head coach Ron Rivera said that the second overall pick has a hip flexor injury and that the team will take things slowly in order to make sure it doesn’t get any worse.
“You’ve got to be smart,” Rivera said. “You don’t want to overwork him or wear him down and the next thing you know he’s going to miss four or five days, so we’re just trying to be smart about that.”
Rivera said they’ll see how Young is today and said that the more reps this summer the better for the rookie, but they’re unlikely to come at the expense of making sure he’s healthy for Week One.