On Thursday, Toler watched practice from the sideline in a jersey and shorts. Pagano said the team is going through the league protocols before the cornerback will return to the field.
“I think he was tested today,” Pagano said. “They’ll do some treadmill running, some things like that. They’ll go through the proper protocol, test him again tomorrow and then we just wait until (team doctors) release him.”
Pagano said there’s no rush, and the team is treating the injury the same way it would in the regular season.
Outside linebacker Daniel Adongo also aggravated a prior biceps injury during Wednesday’s practice and was held out of Thursday’s session as a precaution.
Whalen on the rise
Griff Whalen has been one of the low-key stars of training camp, consistently making catches while working primarily with the second team as a wide receiver.
The former Stanford star also had a strong preseason a year ago before injuring his foot and spending the regular season on injured reserve. Pagano compared Whalen to top receivers like Wes Welker, Austin Collie and Julian Edelman at a young age and said the youngster is going to make it hard on the team to get rid of him.
“We always talk to everybody about becoming necessary,” Pagano said, “and he’s one of those guys that is becoming necessary.”