Commanders working on their passing game at practice: photo gallery

Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside at practice Thursday at Central Catholic High School as the team prepared for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Legends. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside at practice Thursday at Central Catholic High School as the team prepared for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Legends. – photo by Joe Alexander
San Antonio Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside is currently No. 3 in the AAF in passing yards with 1,025 after five games – one yard behind No. 2 John Wolford of the Arizona Hotshots. The Orlando Apollos’ Garrett Gilbert is No. 1 at 1,357.

The Commanders’ Mekale McKay is No. 3 in the league in receiving yards at 317. Alonzo Moore is second on the team in receiving yards with 178 and De’Marcus Ayers is third with 165.

The Commanders are coming off a 29-25 road victory over the Arizona Hotshots that saw Woodside pass for 290 yards and two touchdown and earn AAF offensive player of the week honors.

“We had a good game plan going in,” Woodside said. “The receivers made plays. I think we’re just clicking as an offense in general. We stalled out some drives in the third quarter, which you can’t have three-and-outs. But the defense did a great job starting out, especially with Derron (Smith) on the pick six to start the game.

“We’ve just got to continue to get better. I think that as we continue to get to know each other, the more that we’re with each other, we going to continue to get better. We’ve just got to continue to work hard throughout the week and prepare because ultimately that’s the only way you can go have success.”

Commanders practice with two weeks left until opener

Commanders defensive linemen on the practice field Saturday at Central Catholic High School. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders defensive linemen on the practice field Saturday at Central Catholic High School. – photo by Joe Alexander
The San Antonio Commanders hit the practice field Saturday morning with two weeks left until the season opener.

The Commanders open Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. against the San Diego Fleet at the Alamodome.

“It was pretty smooth as far as everybody just kind of getting assignments, getting plays called,” Commanders coach Mike Riley said.

The team’s sessions on Sunday and Monday are not open to the public.

“We’re still kind of in training camp mode,” Riley said. “We have a preseason game coming up which will be good for us. But we are really just still trying to do what we need to do for camp.”

Wide receiver Alonzo Moore, who played for Riley at Nebraska, took part in his first practice since being signed by the Commanders. The team had a roster spot open after offensive lineman Jared Machorro was waived (injured) on Thursday.