3. Jair Hawkins-Anderson, who flipped between wide receiver and cornerback in the spring and began the preseason at cornerback, was back at wide receiver Friday. After practice, defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker said that Hawkins-Anderson was moved to provide more depth at wide receiver.
“He’s been a great teammate,” Thacker said.
4. Linebacker David Curry and defensive tackle Brentavious Glanton were among playmakers in an 11-on-11 period early in practice. Curry made back-to-back stops near the line of scrimmage.
Glanton made at least two stops at or behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack to end the period.
5. The practice included a "sudden change," in which players had to rush out of individual drills to an 11-on-11 period, something of an effort to simulate game conditions in which a unit will have to unexpectedly get back on the field because of a turnover.
The offense started with the ball on the defense’s 42-yard line and was attempting to drive for a score. In the first series, the offense reached the 21 before stalling, with kicker Wesley Wells making a field goal from about 39 yards out.
The lone big offensive play was a swing pass from quarterback Lucas Johnson to running back Jordan Mason for a gain of about 20 yards. The defense stopped the offense with pass breakups by Jaylon King, Jaquan Henderson and Bruce Jordan-Swilling.
6. A camera crew from the ACC Network was at practice, recording material for an "all-access" show for the network, set to launch Aug. 22.