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Daily Slop: A 'Different Feeling’ for Redskins This Year; Fletcher Predicts Improvement On Defense


Redskins practice report |
It’s too bad; if healthy Brown could be a big help. But at this point it’s hard to count on him for 16 games. Tyler Polumbus took over for Brown with the first unit, with Maurice Hurt taking reps with the second team and Willie Smith working with the third group.

Quick Hits; Mike Shanahan says Jammal Brown hurt his hip running "gassers" - The Insider - The Washington Post
Right tackle, plagued by hip injuries the past two years, is placed on the physically unable to perform list for the first day of training camp

Cedric Benson, Ryan Grant reportedly in Redskins' mix -
The Washington Redskins' backfield doesn’t exactly strike fear into the hearts of NFL defenses, so the team reportedly is looking to add a veteran such as Cedric Benson or Ryan Grant.

The Redskins Blog | Inside The Park: 1st Practice In The Books
It’s been a privilege to be able to play alongside someone like London. The term "coach on the field" gets thrown around a lot, but he really is just that. He makes us all better. He’s someone who I hope to emulate in virtually every way.

Washington Redskins Training Camp: Day One Is In The Books " CBS DC
Robert Griffin III and the Redskins opened their 2012 training camp today as they practiced in close to a 100 degree temps in front of a full crowd.

Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III Not Acting Like A Rookie, Veterans Not Treating Him Like One " CBS DC
London Fletcher and DeAngelo Hall aren’t looking forward to chasing Robert Griffin III in the sweltering heat of Ashburn over the next three weeks of training camp.

Robert Griffin III On Osi Umenyiora Calling Him "Bob": "That’s Fine" | NBC4 Washington
It's never too early for trash talk.

The Redskins Blog | Rookie Spotlight: Josh LeRibeus
"Zone blocking was our big thing at SMU, but here it isn’t just taking a single zone step," LeRibeus said after the team’s first walk-through session of training camp Thursday at Redskins Park. "It changes based on the play. Just knowing the different tendencies of the different players and adjusting off them is probably the biggest thing."

RG3 Report |
Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn’t sharp in his training camp debut. His day just serves as a reminder that, yes, it will take some time for him to excel. Nothing wrong with that.

Redskins positional review: Special teams |
There could be substantial changes to the special teams, so the preview is a little different than those for the eight positions. Battles to watch Graham Gano vs. Neil Rackers...Brandon Banks vs. Aldrick Robinson/Terrence Austin..... Graham Gano vs. Neil Rackers.

Redskins notes: RG3 chatter; Hightower on recovery |
1. Right tackle Jammal Brown was the only absent player this morning. We’ll get the official word on why he was out from Mike Shanahan this afternoon. Brown spent the offseason doing yoga and Pilates in an attempt to loosen the tissue in his hip and allow him to stay healthier. But as players age they typically don’t get healthier.

Chris Cooley tempers his enthusiasm - The Insider - The Washington Post

Veteran tight end has seen enough Redskins’ seasons begin with high hopes to know the team still has a lot of work ahead.

DeAngelo Hall: Robert Griffin III is worst QB in NFC East until he proves otherwise - The Insider - The Washington Post

Right now all the hype means nothing, veteran cornerback says

Redskins sign fullback Dorson Boyce - The Insider - The Washington Post

Dorson Boyce joins the Redskins, who waive offensive lineman Nevin McCaskill to make room.

Redskins’ Tim Hightower ‘feels good’ about surgically repaired knee - The Insider - The Washington Post
Redskins RB Tim Hightower, whose 2011 season ended when he tore his ACL, says he’s set to compete for the starting job in training camp.

Hankerson Feels Healthy, Ready To Compete
Hankerson finally has his feet back under him, and feels healthy headed into training camp. "It feels pretty good right now," he reported after morning walk through. "We’re just going to take it step-by-step to see how it goes. Hopefully it holds up."

Fletcher Predicts Improvement On Defense
"I think we made a lot of strides last year," he told the media this morning. "There’s still room for improvement. Obviously we didn’t do everything as well as we would have liked to. "The sky’s the limit really for our defense."

RG3's just starting but already winning over his own locker room - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
The hopes of a franchise on his shoulders, RG3 gets to work as Redskins camp opens. Jason La Canfora says the prized rookie faces big challenges but already adds needed swagger and buzz while quickly impressing teammates.

Welcome to the NFL: RG3 carries vets' helmets
He may be the second overall pick and the new face of the franchise, but Robert Griffin III got no special treatment on his first day at NFL training camp.

Thursday camp notes: Helu elusive, Cooley still a favorite - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Quick notes and observations from the Redskins’ first day of training camp: —With the heat index over 100, most players ambled onto the field to save their energy. Not rookie free agent wide receiver Brian Hernandez. Even though he head plenty of time to get there he sprinted from the locker room to the practice field. When you’re the longest of longshots to make it, you have to do what you can do.

RG3 will practice situational safety - Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Injury is a persistent worry for dual-threat quarterbacks such as Robert Griffin III, who figures to venture outside of the pocket more than a conventional drop back passer. On Wednesday, though, the prized Redskins’ rookie allayed some of those concerns when answering a question about avoiding big hits while carrying the ball. "I’ve told people this from the get-go: If I need to slide or run out of bounds, I’m going to slide or run out of bounds," said Griffin,...

Fans and teammates excited to see RG3
Both fans and players were excited to see Robert Griffin III officially hit the field as a Redskin on Day 1 of training camp.

‘A different feeling’ for Redskins this year - Washington Times
Hope took the practice field for the Washington Redskins on Thursday afternoon wearing a gold No. 10 jersey. A couple of thousand fans filed into Redskins Park for their first chance to watch Robert Griffin III, the new quarterback and long-awaited savior, practice with the team during the first open session of training camp.

A Q&A with Robert Griffin III's marketing agent - Washington Times
Mark Heligman, Robert Griffin III's marketing agent at CAA, explained the agency's approach to marketing Griffin this summer.

RB Lennon Creer runs in teammates memory - The Washington Post
Rookie Redskins running back Lennon Creer wears a wrist band in memory of former Louisiana Tech teammate Tyrone Duplessis, who died of a heart attack in February.

Point-Counterpoint: Debating the Redskins Pass Catchers | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
Training camp starts this week and we have already looked at both the offensive and defensive lines. Now it is time to look at a more exciting position, the receivers. Recent seasons have seen solid play for the tight end position, but not as much from the wideouts. Shanahan and Allen saw a need in the off season at wide receiver and added both Pierre Garcon (still need to figure out how to get that squiggly thing) and Josh Morgan. The last time the Skins spent big money on the position was when Gibbs and Cerrato brought in Antwan Randle-El and Brandon Lloyd. All must hope this situation has a better ending, but will it?

The Redskins Blog | 10 For 80: Clinton Portis
"Win, lose or draw, they’re going to come to fill that stadium every week — you have many markets whose teams are doing decent and it’s hard to get a sellout, but here it doesn’t matter," he said. "The rivalries, you can never take away the New York Giants, the Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys. Just having the opportunity to experience those games was amazing."