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While much of the talk at the safety position behind starters Chris Hope and Michael Griffin has been about rookies Robert Johnson and Myron Rolle.
Don't look now, but a darkhorse candidate for a roster spot is turning heads. Nick Schommer, who spent most of last year on the practice squad, had an interception Monday night against Arizona and moved up from the third team to second-team action Saturday night against Carolina.
Schommer was a late comer to the competition because of a hamstring injury, but the 2009 seventh-round pick, is beginning to get himself noticed in positive ways as he tries to fight his way onto the 53-man roster.
“We got Nick in the ballgame a little early. We got Nick in there with Robert. We wanted to see them play together. Nick made some plays,” Coach Jeff Fisher said. “Nick made the fill on the two-point play and knocked the ball loose, knocked the ball out. It was a good reaction, and it was good to see.”
Fisher likes the former North Dakota State standout's approach to tackling and special teams.
“Nick is going to come downhill. He's a contact player. He can overlap and he can play the ball. It was good to get him back on the practice field and in the games, because when he's able to catch his breath, he's also a productive special teams player for us,” Fisher said.
Also interesting to note is that Rolle did not get any reps other than on special teams Saturday.
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