Redskins Roundup: The Walking [& Limping] Wounded
The Redskins signed ILB Nick Barnett. Find out more about him and why they made this move by reading this.
– Players sitting out all or most of practice yesterday due to injury include ILB London Fletcher [left ankle, right elbow], WR Pierre Garcon [right shoulder & foot], OG Adam Gettis [hamstring], CB DeAngelo Hall [ankle], LB Jeremy Kimbrough [hamstring], SS Brandon Meriweather [right knee], OLB Brian Orakpo [pectoral], TE Jordan Reed [left knee], WR Donte’ Stallworth [hamstring], RB Chris Thompson [left knee], LT Trent Williams [left wrist] and FB Darrel Young [left knee].
Sports Illustrated has a great look at the Redskins training camp. I advise you to read it.
QB Robert Griffin III is getting more reps in practice.
It got rainy during practice in Richmond yesterday, but Head Coach Mike Shanahan was just fine with that.
The odds are against CB Chase Minnifield making the team, but he’s playing well in camp and the team will keep an extra cornerback if he plays well enough to earn it. And more on Minnifield’s chase to make the final 53.
CB Richard Crawford took over the punt return duties late last season and he’s hoping to hang on to the job in 2013.
ILB Perry Riley wants more responsibility in the defense.
PK Kai Forbath wants to beat the sophomore jinx.
WR Pierre Garcon is critical to Washington’s offense and he is working harder to be their top threat.
Garcon is very confident about the Redskins’ offensive attack and fellow wideout Santana Moss says that confidence is justified.
WR Leonard Hankerson‘s quick feet are helping him beat press coverage.
The Redskins have fewer players in camp than they could. My view is that as long as they have enough players to practice everyone thoroughly, it doesn’t really matter.