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Daily Slop: Jay Gruden High on Trent Murphy; Spencer Long Makes Good First Impression on Redskins Coaches

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Washington Redskins' Tracy Porter still recovering from surgery - ESPN
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said corner Tracy Porter is still recovering from a torn labrum that required surgery earlier this offseason. Porter can run, but is not participating in the offseason activities.

Washington Redskins notes: Jay Gruden high on Trent Murphy - ESPN

Some thoughts from Redskins coach Jay Gruden on the rookies following Saturday's second minicamp practice: He likes linebacker Trent Murphy -- a

Spencer Long makes good first impression on Redskins coaches

"The Redskins run a lot of zone, and so it’s something that we did a lot of at Nebraska with both coordinators that came through," said Long, a starter at Nebraska for 2 1/2 seasons before having his senior campaign cut short by torn posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. "The wide zone is stuff that I’m used to. The calls are different, terms, that’s the hardest part – learning all the terms and figuring out what means what. But it’s been an okay transition so far. … There are little differences, like aiming points and stuff like that. But the general overall scheme is the same, so it helps."

Need to Know: The last 5 players taken in Trent Murphy’s draft slot | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 19, eight days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage So what kind of potential does Trent Murphy, taken by the Redskins with the 47th pick in the draft, have? We really don’t know but we can perhaps get some indication by looking at the p...

How the Washington Redskins' draft picks fared - ESPN

After watching the rookies Saturday, here are some first impressions -- and the word first must be stressed. The key will be seeing how they develop from now through minicamp and again this summer. A lot of the flaws, or positives, they showed in college were evident Saturday.

Washington Redskins rookie minicamp observations - ESPN

A few observations from the Redskins rookie minicamp Saturday morning. Keep in mind: This was our first chance to see the rookies. Their heads are swimming with new knowledge. That serves as a warning: Take these for what they're worth. Now, having said that...

Redskins Press Conferences: Gruden Talks Rookie Minicamp -

BYU's Cody Hoffman aiming to catch on with Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

"I’m here to prove my talents and show a lot of teams what they missed out on in the draft," Hoffman said after Saturday’s rookie minicamp practice at Redskins Park. "Everybody I talked to said I’d go anywhere from the fifth through seventh [round]. And it fell through. But I have to use that motivation to bounce back and be better."

Redskins, Patriots discussing joint practices | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Tom Brady could be coming to Richmond this summer. Brady’s Patriots open the preseason against the Redskins at FedEx Field on August 7. According to a report, Bill Belichick and Jay Gruden have had discussions about having one or more joint practices at the team’s year-old training facility in Richmond prior to that meeting.

Redskins Rookie Report - ESPN 980 - WASHINGTON D.C.

Gruden happy with groundwork laid in rookie camp

Redskins learning curve not as steep for Trent Murphy - Washington Times
With experience playing in a 3-4 defense in college at Stanford, Murphy was able to take instruction from the Redskins' coaches and implement it at the tempo they wanted during the weekend's rookie minicamp.

How the Redskins 2014 Opponents Helped Themselves in the Draft: Part 1 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

How the Redskins 2014 Opponents Helped themselves in the Draft: Part 2 | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Report: 2015 NFL draft 'likely' to move outside of New York City | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: MMQB's Peter King believes that the NFL draft will move outside New York in 2015 for the first time since the 1960s.

NFL takes rare step, answers to Robert Mathis' claims about suspension | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NFL generally doesn't offer any meaningful comments on player suspensions because of the drug policy, which means players can give whatever excuse and it goes unchecked. Robert Mathis and his agent Hadley Engelhard must have crossed some line with the NFL regarding the Colts linebacker's suspension, because the league gave a lengthy statement that poked holes in Mathis' story.