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Jay Gruden preaches patience with Lache Seastrunk | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"Baylor has one of the great offenses in college football, but they didn’t do anything as far as protections and route running," Gruden said after getting a close look at Seastrunk in the three-day minicamp last weekend. "He didn’t catch any balls [in 2013]. So the major [challenge] for him was going to be picking up blitzes and running routes out of the backfield. It’s brand new to him."

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Redskins announce joint practices with Patriots in Richmond
"Thanks to the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, we have a facility that has the capabilities to host joint practices of this nature where both teams can come together to prepare for the 2014 season," Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen said in a statement released by the team.

Rookie Seastrunk confident he can be reliable pass-catcher out of backfield
"I feel like it’s a great opportunity," the sixth-round draft choice from Baylor said over the weekend at the team’s rookie minicamp. "I really feel that I can make things happen. I’ve just got to make sure I keep knocking down this playbook each and every day. I’ve got to make sure I stay in tune with everything I’ve got to stay in tune with. And everything will come to fruition."

Murphy, Redskins encouraged as top pick’s education process begins
"First and foremost, I want to learn from them," he said of Orakpo and Kerrigan. "They’re two phenomenal players and hopefully I can get in the mix, and spell them here and there or maybe sometimes get on the field at the same time as them."

Mark Brunell: RG III can make the change - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"It’s not easy at all," Brunell said of changing the way a quarterback thinks the game. "He’s played a certain way since 9 years old. That’s where good coaching comes in. That’s where study becomes very important. A perfect example is Cam Newton’s development. This year he had more of a pocket presence. He had poise, he was more selective when he chose to run and you could see he really grew. That will be critical for RG III. That’s the type of progress he needs to make."

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Kicker Zach Hocker Soaks It All In
Redskins kicker Zach Hocker – taken by the team in the seventh round of this year’s NFL Draft – said he had a "big celebration" when his family and him learned of his first professional step.

Redskins, Patriots to hold joint training camp practices - Washington Times
The Washington Redskins and New England Patriots will hold three days of joint practices in Richmond this August leading up to their preseason game on Aug. 7.

Morocco Brown departing for Cleveland - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Thus creates a big opening that Redskins general manager Bruce Allen now must fill. They could always promote Doug Williams, hired earlier this offseason as a personnel executive. Williams was a personnel executive for five seasons in Tampa Bay under Allen and then spent two years as the coordinator of pro scouting. They also have former San Diego general manager A.J. Smith on staff, though he's not full-time at Redskins Park and his focus this past offseason was on the draft.

Colts' Robert Mathis suspended 4 games for testing positive for fertility drug | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Robert Mathis will be suspended four games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, both the Indianapolis Colts and NFL announced Friday.