■ Rob Moseley has your Wednesday practice report and then looks at how the newcomers to the defense are progressing, especially Jeff Lockie.
Highlights: It’s tempting to focus on new guys this time of year, but you can’t take for granted the amazing talent returning at the offensive skill positions. Royce Freeman looks a step quicker this year, even less hesitant than last season and perhaps even more agile moving through traffic. … Darren Carrington did a great job hauling down a jump ball between two defenders. … Ty Griffin threw perhaps the best ball I’ve ever seen from him, a long touch pass down the sideline to Byron Marshall. The next play, he tucked the ball away, split the safeties and was gone. His physical gifts are undeniable.
■ Andrew Greif continues looking at those with the most to gain this spring and focuses on Jalen Brown.
■ Scott Frost and Tyler Johnstone talk with the media after practice yesterday.
■ The Ducks' offense broke through to end the team's four-game losing streak with a 4-0 non-conference victory over Seattle at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro yesterday.
Up Next: The Ducks open a three-game series against Michigan State on Friday at 6 p.m. in PK Park.