Just wanted to put up two quick notes via John Keim at the Washington Examiner regarding quotes and observations about mini camp. To see all 10 of his notes and analysis click the link here (http://washingtonexaminer.com/sports/redskins-confidential/2012/05/redskins-notes-and-analysis/581011)
7. Shanahan said receiver Santana Moss is 15 pounds lighter than last season, a positive development for both Moss and the Redskins. If he regains some of his speed because of the weight loss, then the Redskins are again set at the slot position. Moss would give Griffin a veteran target whom he can trust on his routes. If Moss had not reported in such good shape it would have been easy to see him getting cut in June. Having said that, Shanahan when asked about who his starting wideouts would be said mentioned Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson first. "You know these three guys … are playmakers and that’s what we’re looking for," Shanahan said. He then added about Moss, "He’s come in as good a shape as he’s come in the last few years according to him."
8. And when it comes to the slot, Shanahan said Morgan, Moss and Hankerson all can play in there. Aldrick Robinson also can play inside. "Exceptional quickness," Shanahan said of Robinson, who participated in the camp this weekend.
So maybe I'm reading too much into this, but it would seem like WR depth chart will definitely include Hankerson, Garcon, Morgan, and Robinson. So it would seem there are 2 more WR spots open with Moss being a strong candidate for one of those (or maybe a 50/50 candidate). SO WHO WILL WIN THOSE OTHER TWO SPOTS?
11. Third-round pick Josh LeRibeus spent almost all of his time working at center, after having played guard at SMU. His college coach, June Jones, said that’s the position he ultimately thinks LeRibeus will play because of his smarts. “He picked it up in one day like he’s been doing it his whole career,” Shanahan said.
Seems like LeRibeus could be on track for Center and not the Guard position. Based on some discussion around here thoughts were that Gettis would be working in at center and LeRibeus at guard.
Just thought I would throw this up for some discussion.