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Friday, July 16, 2010
Proving Ground: Travis Bright

By Tim MacMahon

Last in a 10-part series focusing on young non-starters who have a lot to prove during training camp (series):

Travis Bright is the best bet to make the jump from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

The key is whether Bright can prove that he can play center.

It's a position that the 6-foot-5, 320-pound Bright, a guard who went undrafted out of BYU, had never played before this offseason. He worked on his snapping for weeks before OTAs and minicamps and didn't botch any snaps during those workouts.

We'll see how Bright, a physical specimen who can bench press more than 500 pounds, fares at center when there is contact involved.

Offensive line coach Hudson Houck raves about Bright's work ethic, intelligence and attention to detail. If he shows that he's versatile enough to play the three interior line positions, Bright could become a valuable backup.