August 8, 2006

Shakeup on Auburn's d-line

As Chris Browder grunted and sweated his way through a drill in Tuesday morning's practice, one of his teammates slapped him on the helmet and called out a few encouraging words.

"There you go, 275!" the other defender shouted at Browder.

That number is Browder's current weight; a bit of a handicap at three-technique defensive tackle. But in this particular drill, Browder wasn't a tackle. He was - especially by the standards of Auburn's defense - a beefy defensive end.

The senior spent Tuesday's morning practice switching between end and tackle. It's a rotation d-tackles coach Don Dunn says plays to Browder's biggest strength: his versatility.

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