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"It's probably the most I've seen since I've been here," center Casey Rabach said of the crammed locker room. "It's going to be full and busy." ... There may be 100-plus players in attendance but the team can only carry 80 on its roster. Currently, only 75 players are under contract for this season.
Rocky and Carlos will hopefully take two more of those spots. Phillip Daniels had his knee scoped, so he will be in attendance but not participating in full drills. Having attended one of these practices last year, it's almost impossible to learn anything from the players. When a player knows they won't get hit, it makes things a lot easier. At the same time, it does weed those players out who can't do the simple things. The Redskins have a ton of holes, so they've obviously maxed out as many players as they could to try and find that gem. I'm looking forward to our talk with John Keim next week to get some more info.
The Redskins have hired a new scout to replace part of the holes from the firings of Don Warren and Russ Bolinger. Richard Mann II was hired previously in Tampa Bay by Bruce Allen, so he has familiarity with him there.
I think the most interesting piece of news this week is the uniforms. Both the Eagles and Redskins appear as if they'll be switching back to the retros for some home games.
The Eagles will be wearing their "kelly green," which undoubetdly looks better than anything they've sported before. As Matt Terl blogged, Bruce Allen wants to return the Redskins' unis to the glory days from his old man and sport the gold pants. I like it....do you?
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