A look at where the Redskins stand at the Tight End position to start camp.
We don't have a timetable for the return of Leonard Hankerson. He suffered a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee about eight months ago, during the Redskins' loss to the Eagles. He is on the PUP list, not a good place to be when you got knocked at least two spots down the depth chart after the team acquired both DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. He's prepared to compete when the can take the field. "I've been battling all my life," he said. "That's how it is in the NFL. One day you can be the starter, the next day you got to go out and prove something."
Griffin, on a bright sunny day, was much sharper and his passes more on target. It's not as if every pass was perfect, but he looked closer to the passer of 2012 than he did on Thursday. Even in his rookie season he missed on some throws.
Rookie corner Bashaud Breeland is an aggressive cornerback and he will learn that can get him in trouble. That is what happened in a one-on-one drill against Lee Doss. The undrafted free agent receiver from Southern University sold the out route against Breeland, who jumped it hard. Doss then took off upfield and hauled in the pass. Doss made a couple nice grabs, including a diving grab against Richard Crawford toward the sidelines.
he first day of the place kicker competition was a draw. The Redskins worked on kickoffs (Zach Hocker's were longer than Kai Forbath's) and field goals. Forbath made all four of his attempts -- two from 35 yards, as well as from 43 and 45 yards. All were down the middle, though the latter was too low and, with a hard rush, would have been in danger of being blocked. Hocker made his three attempts from 38, 40 and 45 yards. All were dead middle and at a good height.
The last thing he wants to hear is that he's a lock to make the team. Fullback Darrel Young is a former undrafted player from Villanova who switched positions early in his career. A lock? That's not how he'll ever view his situation. So when someone told him he was a lock to make the roster, he swatted that notion aside.
He maintained that desire throughout the offseason despite vowing that he wouldn't become a distraction to his teammates, and despite signing his franchise tag tender worth $11.45 million rather than holding out for a more lucrative contract.
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