Need to Know: 5 Gruden notes and quotes from Wednesday’s Redskins OTA | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 5, 12 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five quotes and notes from Jay Gruden following the Redskins’ OTA session on Wednesday.
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Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III says he's 'fine' with less media attention this offseason.
Trent Williams believes Redskins, offensive line are off to a good start
"It’s definitely a relief to kind of get back with the on-the-field stuff and try to put that 3-13 season behind us. It’s been fun," Williams said on Wednesday. "Guys have been very willing to work. Nobody’s coming out here with a bad attitude. We’re all out here to work as a team, being enthusiastic and I see a change."
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"I’ve played center on-and-off," Lichtensteiger said. "I was the backup center last year. Played it a few times in preseason games throughout my career, and I did that my last two years in college." "There’s been some adjustments as far as making the calls and having more mental responsibility," the sixth-year pro added. "It’s all going pretty well. It just takes some time."
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Reed Doughty’s farewell to the Redskins
Doughty was taken by the Redskins in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, the No. 173 pick that year. The first time The Post really quoted someone about the safety was during minicamp that June, when Gregg Williams said he was impressed with Doughty’s progression, and repeatedly said he felt a kinship with the rookie. "I think he’s an overachiever, and I can relate to that," Williams said. "When he first got here, his head was swimming. He is a guy that overanalyzes everything. He is very bright. He is extremely prideful. He can’t stand making a mistake. He has been an overachiever his whole life."
Redskins OTAs: Observations from Wednesday’s practice
Cornerbacks Richard Crawford (knee surgery) and Tracy Porter (shoulder surgery) both continued to train on the side as they work their way back to full strength. Running back Chris Thompson fielded punts, but spent the rest of the day training on the side as well. Linebacker Darryl Sharpton didn’t take part in team drills, either.
Robert Griffin III says a full offseason of work is ‘very valuable’
"You always understand the value of the offseason," Griffin said following organized team activities, or OTAs, at Redskins Park. "That’s when you build your foundation to get ready for the season. When you have a hand dealt to you where you don’t have an offseason, you don’t use it as an excuse. That was the message that was trying to be sent last year.
Brian Orakpo eager for long-term deal, refuses to hold out
"I feel like it’s my time," Orakpo said after offseason practice Wednesday at Redskins Park. "I deserve it. We’ll see what happens." In 64 career games, the three-time Pro Bowler has 39.5 sacks. Orakpo has led the team in sacks four times, including sharing the top spot as a rookie.
DeSean Jackson continues to nurse hamstring
Said coach Jay Gruden, "DeSean has a minor tweak, i guess. All hamstrings are different, but he’s rehabbing with [athletic trainer] Larry [Hess] and hopefully he’ll be ready to go next week for the final week of the OTAs."
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