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Last published at August 10, 2009 at 11:00 PM

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Huskies Camp | Day 1 highlights

What happened About 300 people attended UW's first practice of the fall at Husky Stadium. Trufant sidelined Incoming freshman cornerback...

5 questions with ...

Jason Wells

S, 6-2, 214, Sr.

Wells was a starter at free safety for most of 2006 and all of 2007 before suffering a knee injury in the fifth game of the 2007 season against USC. He sat out last season while recovering, then suffered an Achilles tendon injury in the offseason.

Seattle Times: So when's the last time you were able to take part in a practice?

Wells: I ran with the scout [team] a couple times in the middle of last year but I didn't really fully participate since last [fall].

ST: How did it feel?

Wells: I was cramping up a little bit but that's going to happen right now since I'm still not in perfect shape.

ST: But otherwise you don't really feel the affects of any of your injuries?

Wells: Not really. I'm just trying to fight through everything, but I'm not really worried that I won't be able to do everything. I just have to step up and compete and try hard.

ST: How did the Achilles injury occur?

Wells: It was just a regular team run [during offseason conditioning] and I just came down wrong and stepped on my right leg and it just popped.

ST: How do you feel about the competition at safety?

Wells: I'm just happy to be out here, really, to experience it and to be able to be around this coaching staff and everything else.

Bob Condotta

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What happened

About 300 people attended UW's first practice of the fall at Husky Stadium.

Trufant sidelined

Incoming freshman cornerback Desmond Trufant of Wilson High — the younger brother of Seahawk Marcus Trufant — did not participate in practice Monday after the NCAA Clearinghouse ruled it would not accept one of his high-school courses. UW coach Steve Sarkisian said Trufant is a good student and that "this is just an issue that the NCAA didn't accept a class that his school had (approved) as an acceptable class." He is retaking a class to fill the gap and could be back on the field in a week or two.

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