Injured receiver John Ross III returns to practice after missing last season with a knee injury.

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Who: Full-squad workout for spring practice No. 1 on Husky Stadium practice field
Gear: Helmets
Weather: Overcast and 45 degrees

The quarterback derbies that dominated the past two years of Washington spring football are gone.

Freshman Jake Browning is entrenched at quarterback for the Huskies, which allows them to focus on repairing a passing attack that has yet to take flight during the Chris Petersen era.

It helps that junior receiver John Ross III is out on the field after missing most of last spring and the 2015 season with a right knee injury.


— There were a few changes throughout the day, but the offensive line mostly consisted of (left to right) Trey Adams, Michael Kneip, Coleman Shelton, Shane Brostek and Kaleb McGary. The backups were Andrew Kirkland, Henry Roberts, Matt James, Jesse Sosebee and Devin Burleson.

— UW’s first nickel defense included: Azeem Victor and Keishawn Bierria at linbacker, Kevin King and Sidney Jones at cornerback, Budda Baker and Jojo McIntosh at safety and Darren Gardenhire at nickel.

— The No. 1 defensive line included a rotation of Elijah Qualls, Jaylen Johnson, Greg Gaines and Damion Turpin coming on relief. Vita Vea also got plenty of work with the second unit.

— Surprisingly, there were two fumbles from running backs despite it being a no-contact day.


— Ross made a nice comeback catch when he dove and hauled in a pass from Browning during 7-on-7 drills.

— During a 1-on-1 drill converted TE Will Dissly made a nice over-the-shoulder grab on a long throw.


— Junior receiver Brayden Lenius was pulled early from drills and watched the remainder of the workout with his right knee wrapped in ice.

— Also not participating: OL Jake Eldrenkamp, DB Brandon Beaver, DL Jared Pulu and DL Jason Schrempos.

Next: The Huskies are back on the field at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday. Defensive players are scheduled to be available to the media afterward.