The Warrior Beat

X factor

September 6th, 2012

Billy Ray Stutzmann's injury is disappointing for the Warriors and himself.

He will undergo surgery today to repair a fractured left hand. He is expected to miss about six weeks.

Stutzmann is the Warriors' most versatile receiver. His primary position is the X (on the single side), but he also can play on the strong side and in the slot. He is on special teams, too.

Stutzmann spent the offseason training at Tactical Strength, where Kealoha Pilares went from being a good college receiver to an NFL player. Stutzmann gained 15 pounds while maintaining his speed. Head coach Norm Chow said Stutzmann was adjusting to the bump-and-run press coverages he faced every day in practice.

Trevor Davis and Chris Gant will get the first shot at X.

Chow said he will move slotback Corey Paclebar to the X. Chow said Chinedu Amadi also will get a look there.

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