SHORT REPORT: Opening Day

Szczerba is back to bolster the tight end spot.

The Nittany Lions huddled up Wednesday and get into drills Thursday to kick off preseason camp. Get an update on the squad here.

Wednesday, the Nittany Lions had a full squad meeting to open up the preseason. The meeting was to "do some housekeeping" related to the period. The team reviewed the schedule and expectations and got some words on basically "flying straight" and staying out of trouble.

The bulk of the team got weighed in on Wednesday, as well. They previously had their conditioning tests. Some initial weights of interest:

Nick Sukay: 218 pounds — The safety is cleared to participate after sustaining a torn pectoral muscle last season. He was limited in the spring due to the injury.

Christian Kuntz: 211 pounds — The receiver has been plagued by injuries over his Penn State career and missed much of spring drills. He is reportedly "100 percent" and expected to participate in preseason work.

Andrew Szczerba: 262 pounds — The tight end has been dealing with back injuries over the course of his PSU tenure. He had surgery late last season and is now cleared to see reps this preseason.

According to one observer, "It was cool to see everyone back together. It is good energy, and there is excitement to get back into the season."

Thursday morning the Penn State squad opened with unit meetings where the coaches discussed where the positions stand in terms of depth and personnel, and what they expect the players to focus on to open preseason drills.

The squad kicks off drills at 3:30 p.m. in shorts, helmets and jerseys. The session opesn up with some runs and getting in a series of unit fundamental drills, including 1v1s (possibly 2v2s), snap drills, read-react drills and some agility work.

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