Griffin and Gruden excited to get top weapons back
"It’s great to have everybody healthy," Griffin said. "We’ve had them out here in practice for a couple days now, and it really wasn’t that way in training camp. One was out, the other was out, both were out. So it’s good to have them both back." Garcon agreed. "It should be fun. We do have a lot of weapons that have been banged up," he said. "But to be out there Monday night, showing everybody our offense, it definitely will be fun and exciting and we look forward to getting out there on the field."
Adam Hayward’s signing was no splash, yet he makes waves on Redskins’ special teams - The Washington Post
According to tight end Logan Paulsen, the 6-foot-1, 240-pound Hayward has brought a "wild, special team energy" to a unit that struggled last season. "You couldn’t put your finger on one thing; it was an accumulation of issues," Paulsen said Thursday when asked what undermined the unit last season. "It was an accumulation of issues."
Observations from the Redskins’ first practice back in Ashburn
"The most exciting thing was before we left Richmond, the offense really took it to the defense the last day and I think they remembered that — I know the coaches remembered that — so today they geared it up a notch," Coach Jay Gruden said. "Offensively, we didn’t quite match the intensity level, so it was great to see our defense come out with a chip on their shoulder, rush the quarterback, communicate very well in two-minute, and they had a great day today."
Washington Redskins notes: Phillip Thomas returns - ESPN
ASHBURN, Va. -- Some quick notes from Redskins Park on Thursday: Safety Phillip Thomas returned to practice for the first time since July 31 after
Tight End Matt Veldman: 'I'm An All-Around Player'
Signed by the Redskins on Thursday, Matt Veldman said he's an "all-around player" who can be moved around easily in an offense.
Two Heisman Trophy winners talked about Kyle Shanahan's offense during a commercial shoot.
Gruden's brisk practices, no-nonsense demeanor, confidence, faith in assistants and game-planning are reminders of other Redskins coaches of the modern era.
ASHBURN, Va. -- The first preseason game enabled the coaches to learn more about their players. It also enabled Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden t
Jenkins is in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and it’s time for him to make a statement. And he knows it. "I’ve got to come in and be the guy that they drafted me to be, trust my technique, get the little things down," he said.
Griffin said Thursday that he doesn't have much interest in seeing what the Browns do offensively Monday night under Shanahan, who was the Redskins' offensive coordinator the past four years, or even how Manziel performs.