Some quick notes from Monday's Gophers practice:

* Left tackle Ben Lauer had an MRI on his left knee this morning, coach Jerry Kill said, adding that the results wouldn't be in until this afternoon. Not sure if we'll get an update on this Tuesday, but the team does not think it's a serious injury. Lauer was limping today, though, keeping his left leg straight.

* Foster Bush got the first-team left tackle reps today in Lauer's absence. Quinn Oseland was was the left tackle with the second and third unit, with Alex Mayes moved to second team right tackle.

* Defensive end Hank Ekpe made it tough on all the left tackles, including back-to-back sacks. Ekpe has a very impressive first step. Kill said Ekpe and Theiren Cockran will be two of the best defensive ends in the Big Ten.

* KJ Maye and Damarius Travis were among the players who did not practice today because of dehydration from Sunday's practice. Kill said the dehydration was from working so hard.

* Adekunle Ayinde (aka Kunle) got the first team safety reps in Travis' absence. A third-year walk-on from Blaine, Kunle is right in the mix for playing time, although defensive backs coach Jay Sawvel was in his ear a lot today.

* Quarterback Mitch Leidner had best day of camp. He had more good deep throws, and was better on the shorter ones. He threw passes to Jeff Jones, Melvin Holland and Eric Carter for big gains.